News Roundup: Second Factor, Behavior and IoT

Last week at Mobile ID World we reported on behavioral biometrics and second factor authentication while the Internet of Things started to take center stage and our sister site FindBiometrics hosted a webinar event on biometrics, mobility and physical access control in the enterprise.

Internet of Things

News Roundup: Second Factor, Behavior and IoTThe Internet of Things continued to be a fixture of the mobile ID news last week, with Samsung ramping up its efforts to secure itself as a leader in the space and survey results examining home buyers’ attitude toward smart home tech. NEC Corporation of America’s facial recognition biometric tech is IoT ready and will be demonstrated in such a capacity at this week’s Hannover Messe event. Another event focusing IoT and authentication this week will be Opus Research’s  Intelligent Authentication Conference, which will feature a panel titled “Authentication in the Age of IoT.” Learn more by following the links below:

Iovation to Tackle Authentication Issues in Opus Research IoT Discussion

NECAM To Show Off Biometric IoT Solutions

Survey Finds Canadians Open to Smart Home Concept

Samsung Escalates IoT Development Partner Program


News Roundup: Second Factor, Behavior and IoTLast week we saw BIO-key partner with Arthur & Co, a Morocco-based distributor. Microsoft filed a patent that opens up a new method of fingerprint scanning on notebooks while Apple saw praise for balancing convenience and security in its products—a distinction made possible by Touch ID fingerprint scanning. Fingerprint Cards was in the news too, last week, with multiple smartphone sensor integrations.

Fingerprint Scanners Markedly Increase Mobile User Satisfaction: Report

New ZUK Smartphone Features FPC Sensor

ZTE V7 Max Features an FPC1145 Sensor

Apple Presenters Emphasize Security-UX Balance

Microsoft’s ‘Pointing Stick’ Design Features Fingerprint, Pressure Sensors

BIO-key Partners With Major New Distributor


News Roundup: Second Factor, Behavior and IoTIn FinTech news last week as we saw PayPal celebrating the ten year anniversary of its mobile payments technology, as well as its Canadian business. Apple Pay launched in Singapore, and Samsung announced plans to follow its rival to the region while also scoring two new banks’ support Stateside.

PayPal Marks a Decade of Mobile Payments

Apple Pay Arrives in Singapore—Via Amex

Samsung Pay Announces Coming TD, Regions Bank Support in US

Samsung Pay to Launch in Singapore This Quarter


News Roundup: Second Factor, Behavior and IoTIt’s Physical Access & Enterprise Month at our sister site FindBiometrics right now, and last week the event culminated in an expert webinars that brought together the worlds of biometrics, physical acces and mobility in a discussion of identity in the modern workplace. Last week we also saw the official announcement of this year’s World Wide Developer’s Conference where Apple is expected to make big software announcements.

Apple Announces This Year’s WWDC

WATCH: Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow

Second Factor, Behavior and Wearables

News Roundup: Second Factor, Behavior and IoTVASCO announced its latest product last week: the FIDO Certified U2F DIGIPASS SecureClick security key. Amazon’s Alexa speech recognition made its way to the smartwatch with a newly announced integration, and behavioral biometrics made the news too—BioCatch appointed a new CEO and a new report detailed growth for walking gait biometrics.

New VASCO Security Key Offers USB, BLE Support

Alexa Takes Up Residence in New Smartwatch

BioCatch Appoints New CEO

Growth For The Gait Biometrics Market


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