Biometric Security

Ensurity Announces New FIDO2 Biometric Security Key

Ensurity Announces New FIDO2 Biometric Security Key

Hyderabad-based Ensurity Technologies has announced its latest FIDO2 compliant offering, the ThinC AUTH+ biometric security key. Ensurity’s previously released ThinC-AUTH key was already optimized to work with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-ins. The new ThinC AUTH+ adds FIDO2 biometric authentication and encrypted storage to provide users with better security and storage up to…

University of Tokyo and JDI Produce Ultra-Thin Biometric Sensor

University of Tokyo and JDI Produce Ultra-Thin Biometric Sensor

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) and the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering have partnered to produce what is being called the world’s first ultra-thin biometric sensor. Able to measure fingerprints, veins and pulse waves, the 15 micrometer thick sensor is as thin as a piece of paper as well as being lightweight and bendable, and…

Samsung’s New T7 Touch SSD Comes With Biometric Security

Samsung’s New T7 Touch SSD Comes With Biometric Security

Samsung’s latest product to feature a biometric fingerprint sensor is its new portable solid-state drive (SSD), the Samsung T7 Touch. Encased in aluminum that (according to Samsung) is shock resistant and should be able to withstand a drop of up to 6 feet, the T7 Touch is the first of Samsung’s SSDs to feature a…

Visa Survey Shows More Than Half of Cardholders Prefer Biometric Authentication

Visa Survey Shows More Than Half of Cardholders Prefer Biometric Authentication

A recent study released by Visa shows that the majority of credit card holders would consider switching banks if biometric authentication was not offered by their current institution. The same study also showed that two-thirds of respondents have used biometrics for authenticating their identity and prefer it over the traditional PIN or password security methods…

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be…

Facebook Launches Payments Platform

Facebook Launches Payments Platform

Facebook has officially launched Facebook Pay, its own competitor to online payment services like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Venmo. Despite the problems the social media giant is facing with its Libra cryptocurrency — PayPal recently announced they would be leaving the founding group of Libra, leading to the exit of Visa, Mastercard, eBay and…

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

Samsung has announced two new laptops — The Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion — at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 in San Jose, California, that feature Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10. Though they share some specs, the laptops do also have their own unique qualities as well.…

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook Americas Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to release a lineup of Windows 10 Secured-core laptops that feature the latest in multimodal biometric security. The Portégé X30, Tecra X40 and Tecra X50 feature next-level hardware and software identity protection, and are among the first devices that meet the Windows Secured-core PCs requirements. “We are pleased to see the…

Google Launches Pixel 4 with New Biometric Face Unlock, Ditches Fingerprint Scanner

Google Launches Pixel 4 with New Biometric Face Unlock, Ditches Fingerprint Scanner

Google has launched its latest competitors to the iPhone, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, with several new features including a new biometric face unlock that uses radar technology. Embedded in the latest Pixel lineup is Google’s Soli chip, a radar sensor that Google has been working on behind the scenes for years now.…

Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

“… the survey data suggests that cyberattacks have increased dramatically compared to a base year of 2016: in the US, attacks shot up from 55 percent to 76 percent over that period.” New survey research from the Ponemon Institute is further illustrating the rise of digital security threats and conflicting attitudes about security among small…

Intel to Help Power Facial Recognition Security at 2020 Olympics

Intel to Help Power Facial Recognition Security at 2020 Olympics

“Organizers of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games formally announced their plans for a security system based on facial recognition about a month ago.” Intel is going to be a major tech partner of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, including a prominent role for the company in the Games’ biometric security system. Organizers of…

Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

“Operating through the smartglasses’ embedded camera, the system can detect as many as 15 faces in under a second, and is designed to flag individuals against biometric databases of persons of interest…” Vuzix is going to show off the new facial recognition capabilities of its smartglasses solution at the Global Security Exchange next week. The…

BIO-key Customer Dialogues Promise 2019 Revenue: CEO

BIO-key Customer Dialogues Promise 2019 Revenue: CEO

BIO-key has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, ended June 30th. The results reflect, to some extent, the impact of ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, alongside ongoing progress in BIO-key’s other business activities. Revenues for the quarter came in at $728,383, a slight decline (2.7 percent) against Q2 revenues…

Americans are Worried About Digital and Physical Security in Large Venues

Americans are Worried About Digital and Physical Security in Large Venues

The 2019 Unisys Security Index suggests that people are increasingly worried about their safety in large venues. The survey found that the vast majority of Americans (83 percent) were worried about physical harm as the result of an attack at a large-scale event like a concert or a sports game, with a full 22 percent…

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix has partnered with the Dubai-based software developer NNTC to create a wearable facial recognition platform designed for security purposes. The solution is called iFalcon Face Control Mobile, and it combines the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with NNTC’s autonomous AI facial recognition system. With the new solution, security guards (and anyone else carrying out perimeter…

Smartphone Industry Contributing to Growing Facial Recognition Market

Smartphone Industry Contributing to Growing Facial Recognition Market

‘The report highlights several key players in the facial recognition market, including NEC, FaceFirst, and Cognitec…’ Reports and Data is predicting that the facial recognition market will hit $11.3 billion by 2026. The research firm attributes the projected growth to the booming smartphone market, as well as the rising frequency of terrorist attacks and the…

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

BioCatch has a new Chief Revenue Officer; Bill Sytsma will lead the company’s sales and professional services team, and will oversee “an ambitious plan for growth,” according to a statement announcing his appointment. Sytsma comes to the company from ThreatMetrix, another provider of an enterprise-focused digital security platform, where he served as the company’s Americas…

Secure Instant Messaging Startup Takes Advantage of Onfido Identity Verification

Secure Instant Messaging Startup Takes Advantage of Onfido Identity Verification

A UK FinTech startup is celebrating a big new funding round: Manchester-based Nivo brought in £2 million from GP Bullhound, the Angel CoFund, and EG Solutions CEO Elizabeth Gooch, and other investors. The startup only just launched in late 2018 as a spinoff from Barclays Bank, and specializes in secure instant messaging for financial services…

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