Last week at Mobile ID World we unveiled a new industry event we are hosting with Samsung SDS as Internet of Things, under-glass fingerprint sensors, and public sector facing headlines rounded out the industry news.
Here are last week’s top stories in mobile identity management:
Samsung carried the biggest of last week’s industry coverage as we published an interview with Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America. The conversation ended with the announcement of FinServ in the New Age of Identity: Addressing Your Biometrics Concerns — a new webinar co-hosted by Samsung SDS and Mobile ID World that is shaping up to be the biometrics industry event of the year.
Samsung Pay, meanwhile, celebrated its one year anniversary in America, and Samsung teamed up with Mobile TeleSystems with an eye for 5G and Internet of Things innovation.
Take a look at how Samsung made the industry news last week:
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Safran’s Biometrics Buyer
Safran Group has found a buyer for its biometrics business. The massive company has entered into exclusive negotiations with a party looking to buy Safran Security & Identity. Read more on the impending major industry acquisition bellow:
Public Sector, Private Sector
Our sister site, FindBiometrics, wrapped up its month long look at biometrics in law enforcement with an expert webinar on the topic that deals heavily with mobility. Meanwhile, we saw FIDO in the news, with the industry consortium announcing support for the national Lock Down Your Login campaign. FIDO was at the Global Identity Summit last week, making known its ambitions to become the Bluetooth of authentication. In other public sector news, we reported that Delta ID has received certification for its ActiveIRIS technology to be used in India’s Aadhaar national ID program.
Last week we examined the massive data breach recently announced by Yahoo. A 2014 hack attack resulted in the compromise of about half-a-billion user credentials. It is timely then, that the Yahoo Mail app upgraded its login security to support fingerprint biometrics last week. Read more at the links below:
Internet of Things
NEC was demonstrating its IoT solutions at last week’s Microsoft Ignite conference. Symantec, meanwhile, was preaching the dangers of IoT based DDOS attacks, we learned about the biometric features of Apple’s upcoming smart home hub, and a new invention for the connected car showed us how biometrics and breathalyzers can enhance public safety.
Xiaomi launched its first button-free handset last week, which features biometric tech from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics embedded under the smartphone’s glass. FPC saw two other integrations of its sensors last week too, and Google added Touch ID security to Incognito searches performed on iOS devices.
Two new studies pointed to growing acceptance of biometrics for mPayment authentication. Deloitte heralded a rise in what it has termed ‘Touch Commerce,” while Mastercard reports consumers now prefer biometrics to PINs when it comes to digital payments.
FacePhi’s Selphi authentication solution went live at Banco Inbursa last week, bringing facial recognition to the bank’s customers. In the meantime, FotoNation launched its own new facial recognition tech, along with a mobile iris biometrics solution.
Daon’s IdentityX biometrics are at the heart of a new authentication platform from Equiniti aimed at Know Your Customer applucations. Meanwhile, BIO-key’s USB fingerprint readers are now available for purchase in Microsoft Stores and are ideal for enterprises looking to upgrade to biometric access control.
Trustech, the new name for the CARTES Secure Connexions event, announced the themes for its fall conference last week, and as usual, mobility and identity play key roles. Moving to the realm of vital biometrics, the Digital Health Technology Expo took place last week, and Valencell was there showcasing its wearable tech solutions.
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