Articles Written By: Darrell Geusz

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Mobile Identity, Biometrics and Analytics Hot Topics at 2016 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

Mobile Identity, Biometrics and Analytics Hot Topics at 2016 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

Analysts, customers and vendors are met at National Harbor near Washington DC to discuss trends and solutions. The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit kicked off on Monday, June 13, 2016, including Gartner analyst-led sessions, analyst roundtables, workshops, and exhibitor presentations and demonstrations.  Gartner’s global research community of over 1,300 analysts engage in more than…

ISC West: Your Mobile Device as Your Identity

ISC West: Your Mobile Device as Your Identity

Connected Security Expo Launches as an adjunct to ISC West 2016 Multiple Companies Feature Virtual Badges (Your Mobile Device as Your Identity) ISC West 2016 opened with an additional feature reflecting how today’s leading security platforms are now serving both logical and physical access requirements.  In fact, the Connected Security Expo’s main theme is “Bringing…

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

Now that the iPhone 5S and Touch ID have been released, I thought it would be fun to take you down memory lane regarding how mobile biometric (namely fingerprint) devices began to see success with key milestones along the way. It began in 1995 with a company known as Digital Biometrics, Inc. (DBI) commissioned by Harris…

iPhone 5S Spoofed – Should we Give Up on Fingerprints?

iPhone 5S Spoofed – Should we Give Up on Fingerprints?

Many may have seen in the press that the German hacking group Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has claimed to have spoofed (not hacked) the Touch ID fingerprint device in the new iPhone 5S.  Many may have been surprised by their success and are now questioning whether Apple’s reputation has been blemished.  In short, it hasn’t. What…

Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Yesterday Apple announced their latest iPhone 5S with Touch ID, a capacitive fingerprint sensor plus home button built in.  Apple says that Touch ID is a “security” function that also adds simplicity (ie. no more passwords).  During the iPhone 5S launch event, Apple indicated that only half of all current iPhone users implemented the passcode…

Establishing Trust for Transactions: How Much Risk Reduction and at What Cost?

Establishing Trust for Transactions: How Much Risk Reduction and at What Cost?

Just after the tragic events of 9/11 happened, positively confirming a person’s identity became an obsession of ours for every sort of transaction under the sun.  A myriad of authentication methods came out of the woodwork claiming they were going to make our passwords and cheap plastic cards go away.  Pilot projects were launched where…