Ping Identity predicts new identity technologies will advance in 2018, but hackers will persist

In the coming year, facial biometrics will go mainstream, numerous data breaches and the emergence of identities based on blockchain will be among major identity trends, according to predictions from Ping Identity. Ping Identity’s CTO Office has announced five predictions for 2018, which also include the replacement of knowledge-based authentication with identity proofing alternatives such as services to authenticate with photos of physical ID, and the beginning of zero-login authentication, as passive factors provide continuous authentication with less challenges to

Mastercard’s Bob Reany on trends in biometric payments authentication

The payments industry is in the midst of a shift toward strong forms of authentication. Mastercard’s decision to retire the signature for in-store purchases in the US and Canada in 2018 represents one part of this shift, as do a series of recent announcements related to the company’s use of new identity technologies including biometrics for mobile devices and credit cards. The proliferation of effective tools for authentication on newer mobile devices, and the use of on-device matching are two

Biometric security trends: A Q&A with Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

Princeton Identity has roots extending back into some of the companies that pioneered identity management, most recently SRI Identity. It launched as an independent venture in the second half of 2016, and has quickly established itself as a leader in the biometrics market with the inclusion of its iris recognition technology in the Samsung Galaxy Note8, and the release of its multi-modal access control solution, the IOM Access200, earlier this year. The company has also continued to develop its leadership

Trends and perspectives in the use and security of biometric technologies

This is a guest post by Sándor Bálint, Security Lead for Applied Data Science for Balabit The use of biometric technologies is clearly on the rise. Physiological and behavioral biometric data is being collected in quantities never seen before, and the possibilities to collect such information has also reached unprecedented levels. One contributing factor to this is the availability of data analysis solutions that are able to deal with massive amounts of information, making it possible to collect, store and

HID Global’s healthcare ID technology trends point to the growing role of biometrics

HID Global has shared three key identification technology trends emerging in the healthcare sector, which include integrated, compliant systems that are both convenient and connected; connected environments that drive the need to ensure the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT); and the increasing role of biometrics in patient and provider authentication and EPCS applications. The increasing use of trusted identities in the healthcare sector is driving the demand for advanced smart card technologies and mobile solutions. As the industry shifts its

Acuity reports 2017 to be groundbreaking for biometrics and digital identity

Acuity Market Intelligence has revealed its 2017 ten top trends for biometrics and digital identity, which predicts this year will be groundbreaking for biometrics and digital identity. The research consultancy firm explains that the increased adoption of biometrics and digital identity in 2017 will reflect a new understanding of the potential benefits of these technologies. “Biometrics and digital identity are often perceived as threats to privacy and security,” said Maxine Most, principal of Acuity Market intelligence. “However, taken together these

Deloitte predicts 300M smartphones to feature machine learning capabilities in 2017

Deloitte has published its “Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions” report, which forecasts that over 300 million smartphones (more than 20 percent of units sold in 2017) will feature machine learning capabilities in the next 12 months. The 16th edition of the report explores how mobile devices will be able to perform machine learning tasks even without connectivity, which will significantly impact the way humans communicate with technology across industry verticals, markets and societies. The report emphasizes that machine learning

NXP details top three global trends in biometric passports

NXP Semiconductors has identified its top three trends in electronic passports (ePassports or biometric passports) as increasing functionality, stronger security, and the ePassport complemented by ‘virtual mobile identity’. Seven hundred thirty million out of 900 million passports issued are ePassports, with 120 countries claiming that they are currently issuing ePassports, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). NXP explains how ePassport functionality is continuously evolving, with ICAO initially introducing BAC (Basic Access Control), then EAC (Extended Access Control), and

Biometrics industry insight, ID4Africa and behavioral analytics trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Industry insight Biometric Update had the opportunity recently to speak with MorphoTrust USA CEO Robert Eckel about the future of the biometrics industry as well as the role in which MorphoTrust expects to play in shaping the industry over the next five to ten years. MorphoTrust USA is a provider of large scale identity enrollment services, biometric technologies and secure ID/credentialing solutions.

Biometric ID for Government

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