U.S. biometrics companies to discuss authentication in local educational initiatives

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Ping Identity and Fortress Identity are separately participating in a pair of educational initiatives in Colorado and Florida, respectively.

Fortress Identity has been invited by the organizers of the South Florida Code Camp to speak at Geek Fest on March 2 at Nova University about the three “must-haves” of mobile multi-factor authentication (MFA).

“Things have changed,” according to Fortress Identity CEO Alessandro Chiarini. “Passwords, ID cards, challenge questions and OTP pins are now routinely exploited. Of the three types of authentication, only biometrics can truly secure an asset. And only then if you implement multiple modes and factors of biometric protection.”

Developers are usually relieved to find out they can build Fortress Identity’s voice and behavioral biometrics into their systems with minimal code, Chiarini says, and the flexibility the company’s mobile iOS and Android SDKs provide enables them to offer a full spectrum of modalities, which can be offered incrementally to add functions such as step-up security as needed by the customer.

Ping Identity Solutions Architect Remy Lyle is demonstrating heartbeat authentication technology to Denver-area girls as part of educational program Girls and Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on March 2, CBS reports. The program is intended to encourage girls to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by setting up clubhouses with hands-on experiments, and providing the change to meet and learn from women in those fields.

“We just want to get involved to raise awareness for girls that we have a lot of female engineers and we’d love for more girls to be inspired to come join us in computer security,” Lyle says.

Developing young coders is one of the areas of Ping Identity’s community service focus.

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