This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles features a healthy variety of authentication and cybersecurity topics, including enterprise access control, IoT security standards, selfie onboarding, and biometric payment cards.
Starting with the latter, readers showed a lot of interest in the latest major launch of biometric credit cards. Crédit Agricole France is offering biometric versions of its Gold and World Elite cards that feature an embedded fingerprint sensor, care of biometrics specialist Fingerprint Cards. It’s another significant development for the emerging biometric cards market, with more large-scale deployments expected in 2021:
Crédit Agricole Launches Biometric Cards Featuring FPC Tech
Another significant development in this area concerns Mastercard’s Vendor Letter of Approval for a biometric payment card manufactured by KONA I. The card features fingerprint matching software from Precise Biometrics, meets all of Mastercard’s various regulatory requirements, and complies with the CAST, CQM, CSI, and IAT standards:
Precise Biometrics Payment Card Tech Gets Mastercard Approval
Meanwhile, in the world of enterprise security, HID Global got some attention for its integration of multi-factor cloud authentication into its WorkforceID solution. WorkforceID Authentication is compatible with Microsoft AD and Azure AD, and supports authentication factors including security keys, OTPs, and smart cards:
HID Global Adds Authentication to WorkforceID Platform
As for securing the Internet of Things, the FIDO Alliance piqued readers’ interest with its launch of the FIDO Device Onboard protocol. Currently in ‘Proposed Standard’ status, it was crafted by the FIDO Alliance’s IoT Technical Working Group to enable the installation of new IoT devices without the need for their manufacturers’ access control information, and to ensure that the installation process doesn’t require deep technical expertise, among other aims:
FIDO Introduces IoT Device Onboarding Standard
And finally, readers showed strong interest this week in some selfie authentication news originally reported by our sister site, FindBiometrics. FacePhi, a specialist in biometric remote onboarding, has made its debut in Vietnam, thanks to a contract to provide its onboarding tech to online investment specialist Pinetree Securities. It’s an important development for FacePhi as it seeks to expand its presence in the APAC region:
New Partnership Brings FacePhi’s Selfie Onboarding Tech to Vietnam
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.