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Report: Huge Potential For Mobile Government Services

Report: Huge Potential For Mobile Government Services

Growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has released a new report on mobile eID programs. The report, entitled “Transforming National eID Programs and Services into a Mobile Success Story”, predicts that by 2018, government sector ICT spending will amount to about $441 billion USD. It’s a huge market, with North America driving it, accounting for…

Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Mobile authentication specialist Authentify, Inc. has teamed up with LifeMed ID, a healthcare patient identity management solutions provider, to develop a new mobile patient ID system. Their new “Better Together” solution is designed to improve both security and ease of access in the areas of medical record access, payment processing, insurance verification, and, of course,…

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

Germany-based biometrics developer DERMALOG is showing off its wares at the CeBIT conference on IT and digital business. The company is keen to show off its newest product, a fully-automated biometric eGate, but it also displaying some other notable technological offerings. DERMALOG’s BiometricGate is the company’s latest product. The system uses 3D facial recognition technology…

ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

Biometric authentication solutions provider ImageWare Systems has teamed up with Extenua, Inc., an enterprise cloud storage specialist, to develop a new cloud storage system for enterprise applications. The companies are calling their Cloud2Drive system “the first end-to-end enterprise secure cloud storage, data encryption and multi-modal biometric identity management platform for office and mobile devices.” It’s…

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

A biometrics researcher believes that the biometric technology available in smartphones could revolutionize epidemiology, according to a Mashable article by Karissa Bell. The prediction came from Dr. Leslie Saxon, founder of the Center for Body Computing at USC, who was part of a panel discussion on wearable technology at this year’s SXSW cultural festival. Essentially,…

Apple Bringing Big Biometric Data To Medical Research

Apple Bringing Big Biometric Data To Medical Research

Yesterday’s Apple event in Cupertino, California, sparked a lot of excitement mostly thanks to the Apple Watch announcement. The wearable iPhone peripheral was priced, given a release date in ten countries, and demonstrated in a way that made smart watches finally seem essential to the future of consumer technology. That said, Apple made an arguably…

Prestigio to Include Intel Security True Key in Mobile Devices

Prestigio to Include Intel Security True Key in Mobile Devices

Consumer electronics developer Prestigio has announced that it’s going to be one of the first mobile device makers to integrate Intel Security’s True Key application for products rolling out across the EMEA market. The company is going to debut the app on its Android smartphones and tablets in Russia. True Key is a security platform…

MWC 2015: Day 2 – Accessibility and The Connected Globe

Today was day two of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, where Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill is investigating the identity management industry presence. Facebook and Google both held presentations today, and the topic that had everyone talking was accessibility. Where as yesterday we were concerned with digital identity and the GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform we…

MWC 2015: New Cyberphone Offers “Military-Grade Security”

MWC 2015: New Cyberphone Offers “Military-Grade Security”

A new high-security line of smartphones has been unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The Cyberphone line of mobile devices comes by way of digital security firm 1DataWorld, Inc., and Macate Group Corporation, a tech company specializing in security and communication software and hardware. The first model, 1DW LF1, will hit the market in…

New Report Looks at Boom in Smart Medical Tech

New Report Looks at Boom in Smart Medical Tech

Market research firm Research and Markets has issued a new report on the technological advancements underway in “smart healthcare”. The report, entitled “Short-range Wireless Communications Technologies and Their Applications in Smart Healthcare”, sheds light on what the researchers call a boom in the production of smart, mobile, and personalized medical electronics. The process has been underway…

MWC 2015: EyeVerify to Fully Integrate Tech into AirWatch Platform

MWC 2015: EyeVerify to Fully Integrate Tech into AirWatch Platform

More details have emerged about the integration of EyeVerify technology into the AirWatch EMM platform announced last week. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, EyeVerify is now confirming that its Eyeprint ID technology has been integrated into the AirWatch app SDK and the iOS-based AirWatch Chat, and will have further deployments later in Q1.…

MWC 2015: BIO-key Demonstrates Mobile Multifactor Authentication

MWC 2015: BIO-key Demonstrates Mobile Multifactor Authentication

Mobile World Congress kicked off today in Barcelona, Spain, and BIO-key International is there demonstrating the latest advances in its mobile authentication ecosystem. Additionally, the biometric technology company is also showcasing InterDigital’s Multi-Factor Authentication Server (MFAS). InterDigital’s MFAS is custom built to meet consumer authentication needs for large scale over the top service providers, including…

AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs Partner to Deliver FIDO Ready Mobile Tech

AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs Partner to Deliver FIDO Ready Mobile Tech

Voice biometrics developer AGNITiO and FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs (NNL) have teamed up to offer a FIDO Ready solution adhering to the Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. The announcement comes in anticipation of next week’s Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. FIDO’s UAF specification refers to the passwordless authentication concept, in which a use can…

BYOD Month: 3 Essential Considerations in BYOD

BYOD Month: 3 Essential Considerations in BYOD

The BYOD phenomenon in the workplace is an interesting beast. While throwing mobility into the mix at work offers a great amount of potential for efficiency, it also presents a huge vulnerability in terms of information flow and cyber security. What’s more is that mobility can and will enter a workplace whether it has a…

Spies Hack Gemalto Networks, Steal Encryption Keys

Spies Hack Gemalto Networks, Steal Encryption Keys

Dutch mobile security company Gemalto has suffered a major security breach, according to an investigation by Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley for The Intercept. British and American spy agencies apparently hacked into the company’s servers and stole encryption keys used to protect the SIM cards on Gemalto client phones. The spy agencies in question are…

SXSW Session Will Consider Wearables and Happiness

SXSW Session Will Consider Wearables and Happiness

This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) is going to see a bit of wearable tech evangelism in the form of a Core Conversation called “Wearables and the Happiness Quotient”. The conference session has been organized by Ready Set Rocket, a digital marketing agency based in NYC, and Interbrand, a global brand consultancy firm. The session’s…

New Prototype Brings Finger Vein Security to Mobile Devices

New Prototype Brings Finger Vein Security to Mobile Devices

The Idiap Research Institute, in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, has announced that they have developed a prototype for a finger-vein sensor for mobile applications. A photo of the device indicates that it’s about the size of a small smartphone, with a thicker area including a kind of socket…

Researchers Issue Rare Non-Moralistic Warning of Dangers of Dating Apps

Researchers Issue Rare Non-Moralistic Warning of Dangers of Dating Apps

IBM is warning that BYOD culture combined with the security vulnerabilities of dating apps is creating serious confidentiality and security risks for companies, according to a TechRadar article by Jamie Hinks. The warning is the product of an IBM research project that found medium- or high-level security flaws in 26 of the 41 Android dating…

Alibaba Acquires Stake in Obscure Mobile Company

Alibaba Acquires Stake in Obscure Mobile Company

In its attempt to promote its new mCommerce platform, Alibaba has bought a major stake in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu, according to a Reuters article by Paul Carsten and John Ruwitch. The move has surprised many industry watchers, given that Meizu is relatively obscure in China, holding less than two percent market share in the…

Zwipe Integrates With HID Global, Makes Biometric Upgrade Accessible

Zwipe Integrates With HID Global, Makes Biometric Upgrade Accessible

Today Zwipe, a biometric technology company specializing in fingerprint scanning smart cards, announced that its Zwipe Access biometric cards can be integrated with HID Global’s iCLASS and 125kHz ProxCard systems. In short, the integration  allows users of said HID Global security systems have easier access to biometric physical access control factors. In the world of…

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