Special Report: Biometrics and Border Security

This white paper provides an update concerning the application of biometrics to border security. Biometrics Research Group, Inc. expects continued growth of biometrics usage for border security by the U.S. government. The ongoing effects of these requirements are that other countries will also require enhanced travel documents that encapsulate biometrics. The European refugee and migrant crisis will also increase biometric usage at international port-of-entries. Our Special Reports are sponsored by leading firms within the biometrics sector and this report is

IBIA releases white paper on biometric entry-exit at U.S. ports of entry

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has released a new white paper titled “Closing the Loop: Completing Biometric U.S. Entry-Exit” that outlines the growing need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the biometrics industry and fulfil its longstanding mandate for biometric exit. In a statement, the IBIA says that the threat environment is changing worldwide and demands a new approach to border controls and national security and that biometrics are a critical tool for fighting

NIST releases white paper on biometric authentication

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently issued a whitepaper that examines biometric authentication. The whitepaper examines NIST’s intention to draft a framework that will support a greater understanding of the strength of authentication technologies used in identity management systems. According to the white paper, “such a framework will provide a methodology to compare authenticators and allow a determination to be made on the selection of appropriate authenticators that are commensurate with assessed risk. In addition to providing a

Mobey Forum publishes biometrics in payments paper

Mobey Forum has published a new whitepaper entitled “Biometrics in Payments: Touching Convenience”, which focuses on the applicability of biometrics as a method of identification, authentication and authorization for services in mobile banking and payments services. The study is based on a survey Mobey Forum conducted earlier this year that questioned 235 respondents from Europe, North America and the Middle East — 59% of which were from banks and other financial institutions and 32% were from solution providers. In the

New white paper highlights how biometrics could improve air travel

Tascent, Inc. has published a new white paper, “A New Golden Age for Air Travel,” which looks at a handful of ways in which biometrics technology can be implemented to improve the air travel experience for passengers. The specific requirements of the aviation industry simplifies the process of deciding which technology to implement. For example, iris recognition could expedite processes throughout the airport, including self-service bag drop, self-service airplane boarding and automated frequent-flier lounge entry, according to the report. Additionally,

Biometrics Institute releases top 10 vulnerability questions paper

The Biometrics Institute released its new guiding paper, “Top 10 Vulnerability Questions”, to its members and key stakeholders, which helps to clarify some of the commonly asked questions regarding the spoofing of biometrics. “We have been following the research of fake biometrics very closely and with great interest,” said Isabelle Moeller, CEO of Biometrics Institute. “Most recently claims have been made that you can steal fingerprints with only a camera as presented at the Chaos Computer Club Conference in Germany

White paper explores how privacy and data protection legislation affects biometric authentication

Market research firm Goode Intelligence has published its latest white paper entitled “The Impact of Privacy and Data Protection Legislation on Biometric Authentication“. The white paper, which can be downloaded for free from Goode Intelligence, addresses privacy and security issues relating to biometric systems and data. The paper identifies the state privacy and data protection legislation that applies to biometrics and analyzes a legal memorandum commissioned by behavioral biometric firm BehavioSec. According to the paper, there have been an increasing

Special Report: Biometrics and Banking

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. notes that revenue streams for biometrics utilized in the global banking sector will rise from US$900 million in 2012 to US$1.8 billion by the end of 2015. Revenue will primarily be driven by adoption in

Smart Card Alliance publishes white paper on smart cards and NSTIC

The Smart Card Alliance has developed a new white paper focused on smart card technology and strong credentials within the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). According to the Alliance, as a group, it is promoting the adoption of the NSTIC framework, saying that it strongly agrees with the use of federal, state and local government initiatives to accelerate the development of an identity ecosystem. At the same time, says the Alliance, existing procedures, standards and technology should be