Yubico launches biometric key and Identiverse calls for speakers amid flurry of ID conference news

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Identiverse has issued a call for presentations for its June 2020 event, seeking educational talks on a range of digital identity issues.

More than 2,000 identity and security professionals are expected to attend Identiverse 2020, for more than 80 hours of sessions, masterclasses, workshops, panels, and keynotes, from June 8 to 11 in Denver, Colorado.

Suggested topics include modern identity architecture, development and deployment including DevOps, security and identity, including API and access security, authentication, authorization, and PAM/PUM, privacy, ethics, policy and governance, including identity risk and fraud, verified identity and attributes, including validation, verification, assurance and exchange, identity protocols and standards, innovations in identity security, sector-specific applications, approaches and deployments, identity solutions, including citizen, customer, consumer, self-sovereign, enterprise, mobile, and IoT, identity and the user experience, and professional and skills development.

“Organizations and individuals rely every day on secure digital services built through a foundation of identity excellence,” said Andrew Hindle, content chair, Identiverse. “Over the past 10 years, Identiverse has become the premiere platform for sharing digital identity ideas, innovations and best practices among industry experts, practitioners and executives. Our public call for presentations forms the cornerstone of our agenda, and we look forward to this year’s groundbreaking submissions.”

The deadline for proposals is January 10, 2020, and general registration is now open.

Cyberlink at IoT Tech Expo

Cyberlink is demonstrating its FaceMe facial recognition solution at the IoT Tech Expo in Silicon Valley, CA, November 13 and 14, 2019, and the company’s Founder and CEO Dr. Jau Huang will also present a session titled “AI-Driven IoT at the Edge” at the event.

“FaceMe is designed to remove barriers and make facial recognition a widely deployed technology by software developers, device makers and solution integrators,” says Dr. Huang. “Its flexibility, precision and lightning fast speed enable quick integration to virtually any IoT solutions involving human-machine interaction.”

Border Security 2020 announces biometrics experts among speakers

A dozen new senior industry and agency representatives and government officials have been confirmed as speakers for the Border Security 2020 conference, including DHS OBIM Identity Operations Division Director Patrick Nemeth and several other notable biometrics experts.

Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) Identity and Biometric Applications Unit Director of Policy and Planning Yasmin Livne, eu-LISA Executive Director Krum Garkov, and Jason R. Thompson, assistant chief of the Enforcement Systems Branch-Biometrics at DHS’ United States Border Patrol HQ have also been announced, along with representatives from the U.S. Navy, Swedish Police Authority, CBP, Lufthansa, Europol, UNCCT, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and IOM.

Border Security 2020 will be held February 11 and 12 in Rome, with a pre-conference workshop on ‘Countering Emerging Threats in Document and Identity Verification in Border Security’ on February 10.

Yubico launches biometric key

Yubico has launched the new YubiKey Bio to provide passwordless logins with fingerprint recognition at Microsoft Ignite. As a key FIDO Alliance member organization, Yubico’s new offering also provides a full range of multi-factor authentication (MFA) capabilities, as defined by FIDO2 and WebAuthn standards.

The convenience of biometric authentication has been a top feature requested by YubiKey users, according to the company announcement.

“As a result of close collaboration between our engineering teams, Yubico is bringing strong hardware-backed biometric authentication to market to provide a seamless experience for our customers,” says Microsoft Corporate VP of Identity Joy Chik. “This new innovation will help drive adoption of safer passwordless sign-in so everyone can be more secure and productive.”

Qatar airport

Qatar’s Hamad International Airports (HIA) showcased its facial biometrics-powered paperless air travel experience at the recent Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019), local news site The Peninsula reports.

In addition to check-in, bag drop, security check and aircraft boarding processes it has developed in collaboration with SITA, HIA unveiled its new ‘Wayfinding and Information’ system, which identifies travelers with facial recognition to provide them with personalized flight and gate information.

In the future, HIA plans for travelers to be able to use a secure and reusable smartphone-based digital ID for increased convenience.

QITCOM 2019 was held October 29 to November 1 at the Qatar National Convention Center.

Telpo wins Golden Cauldron at CPSE

Telpo has been selected winner of the Golden Cauldron Award by the China International Public Security Expo (CPSE) for the product performance, quality, application value of and positive market feedback on its public security products, the company has announced. The recently-launched Telpo smart face recognition access control terminal won the 17th CPSE Golden Cauldron Award, gaining praise for its high performance, low power consumption, strong compatibility, and other characteristics, the company says.

More than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 150 countries and regions displayed their latest innovations and competed for honors at CPSE 2019, sharing innovations in facial recognition, video analysis, big data, deep learning, and tracking.

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