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
The 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:
Last 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.
In 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.
It’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.
Second Factor, Behavior and Wearables
VASCO 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.
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