Biometrics and Privacy online training program launching in Europe

Swiss Distance Learning University in association with the Swiss Centre for Biometric Research and Testing from the IDIAP Institute, is launching a new online training program focused on biometrics and privacy this April. The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biometrics and Privacy is the only online educational program of its kind available for company, government service and organization executives in all sectors. The program will comprise of six courses spanning the topics of biometric technologies, data protection and standards, privacy

Ideal Innovations conducts facial identification training course in support of the Romanian Government

Biometrics and forensics solutions provider Ideal Innovations, Inc (I3) recently completed a 10-day facial identification training course in support of the Romanian Government. The topics covered included a backgrounder on the study of facial comparisons, skeletal and muscular structures of the head and face, the role of dermatology and hair growth in facial comparisons, age progression, and comparison methodologies and techniques. The training allowed the students, who are highly capable in digital forensics, to increase their competency in comparing facial

ZKAccess offers CEU-accredited course in advanced biometric access control

ZKAccess announced it is now offering a free three-credit CEU-accredited course entitled Advanced Biometric Access Control. The class is designed to instruct physical security integrators on how to successfully migrate from traditional card access systems to biometrics. The ZKAccess course provides in-depth knowledge on the inner workings of biometrics and how they provide added security and convenience. Those security integrators looking to gain a greater understanding of biometric security solutions, as well as maintain their professional license, will benefit from

FBI, Department of Defense to open new biometrics center in West Virginia

The FBI announced it is working with the Department of Defense to expand the FBI center campus in Clarksburg, West Virginia with the addition of the Biometrics Technology Center. Set to open in 2015, the new 360,000-square foot center is directly adjacent to the current building, which has been in operation for about 20 years. Connect Clarksburg reports that the center will house both the FBI’s Biometric Services Section and the Department of Defense’s Forensics and Biometrics Agency and will

Biocertification launches biometric certification training and scholarships for students and recent grads

Biocertification has announced a new program focused on working in the information technology security field for candidates looking to specialize in biometrics. The program, “Certified Biometrics Security Professional Program for College Seniors and Graduates,” provides free access to biometrics and CompTIA Security+ training for qualified students and recent graduates. According to, it is the very first vendor neutral biometric certification training provider in the world. Biocertification says it’s currently selecting universities and colleges that offer computer science, MIS and IT security

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Cognitech Inc announces certification course on forensic video processing for end users

Cognitech Inc., has announced its upcoming Fall 2013 training and certification course on forensic video processing and forensic photo/video grammetry for the company’s community of end users. Specifically, the training course will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA, on Oct. 21-25, 2013 and is aimed at users of the company’s Forensic Video-Audio TriSuite software and bespoke systems, in addition to users of Cognitech’s manufactured hardware cards and boards. More information is available on the company’s website. Not