Articles By Anthony Kimery

Anthony Kimery is the former Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Homeland Security Today. He managed the magazine, daily online news operations and wrote the award-winning "Kimery Report," which covered a broad spectrum of HS-related issues, from public health preparedness to intelligence collection. He has 30-plus years of broad institutional knowledge and expertise in homeland/national security matters and issues as an editor, analyst, and consultant. He also serves as Advisory Board Member of Mississippi College’s Center for Counterterrorism Studies.

 

Questions regarding use of biometrics in AI raised during federally sponsored forum

Concerns about privacy, including ways in which biometrics used in artificial intelligence (AI) could be used by law-enforcement agencies to…

 

New White House ID security directive for federal agencies comes as audits find access controls lacking

All US federal agencies must be able to identify, credential, monitor, and manage user access to information and information systems…

 

Congress, states don’t seem inclined to incorporate biometrics in new voting technologies

While other nations are rapidly incorporating biometrics into their voting technologies, the US Congress and states – and local jurisdictions…

 

Insiders compromised FDIC data; GAO audit finds FDIC working to improve IT security

There have been a number of serious insider breaches at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), including a former “employee”…

 

Diversity of critical system access points, awareness education need more congressional attention

Information security “authentication” — the ability to confirm individuals using a data system are who they claim to be and…

 

Social media, databases, behavioral identifiers said future of law enforcement biometrics

“We think the next wave of advancement for biometrics [for law enforcement] will come from a social context through ……

 

NIST report, experts say security of IoT, mobile devices must be addressed

Physical, sensing, actuating, computing and other security access control systems — including the spectrum of biometric usage such as biometric…

 

DHS agencies responsible for biometric exit/entry data would be formalized by new legislation

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) would be codified pursuant to the Office of…

 

Biometrics could get short shrift under admin proposal to gut transit security funding

The Trump administration’s proposal to surprisingly slash funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)…

 

Biometrics, personal data crucial to tracking, stopping terrorists at borders

Biometrics are increasingly playing “a critical tool for verifying travelers really are who they say they are,” said State Department…

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