Last week at Mobile ID World we saw mobile identity tech and the enterprise colliding while wearables, mobile wallets, and biometrics all shared the headlines.
Here’s a look back on the biggest news stories in mobile digital identity from last week:
Mobility, physical access, and the enterprise are intersecting with identity technology like biometrics and transforming the workforce. We saw this earlier in April at ISC West and this week we will see the concept explored further in the latest webinar from our sister site FindBiometrics: Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow. In the news last week we saw these changes manifest in two new Touch ID integrations aimed at the enterprise.
Fingerprint Cards announced its latest smartphone integration last week, with its FPC1035 touch sensor featured on ivvi’s new i3 handset. FPC also announced that it will be presenting its next interim report on April 28, followed by a related conference call.
Mobile Device Security
Last week we learned the results of a new Gartner report on mobile device security, which highlighted the exceptional performance of Samsung’s KNOX 2.6 platform. Precise Biometrics won a huge Tactivo framework contract with the US Department of Defense last week too, while we learned new statistics about mobile security attitudes in the healthcare industry, as well as what users are at the greatest risk of being targeted by phishers.
The mobile wallet wars continued last week with new promotions from Android Pay and Samsung Pay aiming to increase their respective market share. Samsung Pay is also preparing to add in-app purchase functionality and scored support from ProPay last week. Meanwhile, in Australia, we started to see signs that the country’s banks might finally be coming around to supporting Apple Pay after a very long period of holding out.
In other FinTech news last week, PayPal Credit was launched in the UK while Atom Bank made its debut, bringing with it biometric login features.
Wearables and IoT
Wearable tech has been approved for use in Major League Baseball and the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is on the verge of being compatible with iOS devices. Wearable tech isn’t just a fixture of the news either, last week CES Asia announced that athletic wearables will be a major focus of this year’s conference.
Wearable tech is a subset of the Internet of Things, and the overall IoT made headlines last week too as Windows detailed its efforts to shape the machine to machine network.
Speech, Face, Behavior
A new partnership between BehavioSec, Nationwide, and Unisys is focused on making behavioral biometrics a standard feature in anti-fraud and authentication. Other biometrics news last week had us talking about facial recognition and drone selfies, as well as how Google is using speech recognition to make its services more accessible.
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