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Congress investigates security of mobile payments

The House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing Tuesday to preliminary review disruptive technologies in the mobile payments space,…

 

Federal agencies slow to adopt two factor authentication, says White House annual report

The majority of Federal employees are able to access Federal computer systems with nothing more than a username and password,…

 

MorphoTrust USA responds to GPO’s plans to manufacture secure identity documents

MorphoTrust USA SVP of government operations James Albers recently testified at a hearing held by the House Oversight & Government…

 

OPM discovers 5.6 M fingerprints compromised in previous cyberattacks

The Office of Personnel Management reported that it has discovered that 5.6 million individual’s fingerprints were stolen as part of…

 

U.S. Congressman visits Crossmatch to learn how biometrics can help protect data

Crossmatch announced that U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) visited its headquarters yesterday to learn firsthand how technologies such as…

 

GAO report shows a need for privacy guidelines regarding facial recognition

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) said the recently-released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on facial recognition technology serves as “a reminder”…

 

Pentagon to issue new building access cards that require fingerprint and iris images

The Pentagon is issuing new building access cards for non-Common Access Card users and require images of the iris and…

 

NTIA continues meetings to develop data privacy guidelines for facial recognition technology

National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency under the US Department of Commerce, announced it will continue its privacy multistakeholder…

 

Assuring lessons learned from the Office of Personnel Management identity and fingerprint cyber theft

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). The U.S. Office…

 

Second OPM hack sees 1.1M fingerprint records stolen

Office of Personnel Management officials have confirmed that a data breach involving security clearance files has impacted some 21.5 million…

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