Biometric Security

NEC and NPS to Showcase Smart City Biometrics at 2018 International Security Expo

NEC and NPS to Showcase Smart City Biometrics at 2018 International Security Expo

“…NEC said that it and its subsidiary NPS will showcase solutions including its ‘facial recognition system, automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), CONNECT police platform, and video analytics solution’ at the event.” NEC will showcase its solutions at the International Security Expo in London next week, the company has announced. The event offers NEC the opportunity…

ImageWare Issues Q3 Update for 2018

ImageWare Issues Q3 Update for 2018

“More was accomplished than meets the eye. We continue to see progress on all fronts, albeit in some cases at a slow rate, and we also continue to see exciting new opportunities where we can improve revenues.” – Jim Miller, Chairman & CEO, ImageWare ImageWare has issued its fiscal update for the third quarter of 2018.…

ImageWare Announces Addition to GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Line

ImageWare Announces Addition to GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Line

“Our new digital onboarding, document signing, and digital vault capabilities augment and further differentiates our authentication platform and solutions. This proven technology has been deployed at telecoms, financial institutions, and other clients with our technology partner Contactable.” – Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare ImageWare has announced a new extension of its GoVerifyID multimodal biometric authentication platform.…

ImageWare Partners With a24.io, Expanding Reach of GoVerifyID

ImageWare Partners With a24.io, Expanding Reach of GoVerifyID

“The a24.io partnership marks an important entry into the UK market with a highly regarded organization with a global reach.” – Jim Miller, CEO & Chairman, ImageWare ImageWare has a new distribution partner: a24.io, a UK-based cloud computing solutions provider. The latter is now offering multimodal biometric authentication security from ImageWare to its clients, which…

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Seattle-based RealNetworks has entered into a new licensing and distribution partnership with Net One Partners, an IT security solutions provider based in Tokyo. The latter will develop and market solutions based on RealNetworks’ SAFR facial recognition technology to its network of ICT infrastructure providers. It would appear to be a good fit. RealNetworks’ SAFR solution…

ImageWare Reschedules Q3 Update

ImageWare Reschedules Q3 Update

“In a statement announcing the rescheduling, ImageWare explained that “the delay is a result of ‘a pending third party derivative liability evaluation, the results of which are not expected to materially alter financial results.’” ImageWare has rescheduled its Q3 update, with the report to be issued after market close on Wednesday, November 14th. The company…

D-ID Launches Anti-Facial Recognition Image Processing Tech

D-ID Launches Anti-Facial Recognition Image Processing Tech

Tel Aviv-based D-ID has officially launched its facial recognition-jamming technology, after showcasing it to attendees of last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 event. The company’s image processing technology is designed to alter images in subtle ways that will disrupt scanning attempts by facial recognition software, while ensuring the images are still recognizable to human eyes.…

Passwords Are Dying Faster at Home Than at Work: Study

Passwords Are Dying Faster at Home Than at Work: Study

Another study is pointing to the rise of biometric authentication, and the decline of the password. Commissioned by London-based multimodal authentication specialist Callsign and carried out by YouGov Plc, the study entailed online surveys of a little over 3,000 adults across the UK and the US. The survey found a significant difference in authentication preferences…

University of Texas Study Highlights Impact of Identity Theft

University of Texas Study Highlights Impact of Identity Theft

People don’t like having their identities stolen. That’s the key takeaway from new research from the University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity. The academic institution’s newly published “2018 Identity Theft Assessment and Prediction Report” highlights the emotional impact of identity theft, fraud, and online abuse, and the findings are perhaps predictable. According to…

Biometrics Market on Track to Hit $41.8 Billion by 2023

Biometrics Market on Track to Hit $41.8 Billion by 2023

The biometrics market will grow from a value of $16.8 billion this year to $41.8 billion by 2023, according to a new forecast from MarketsandMarkets. The growth will reflect a CAGR of 19.99 percent for the forecast period. The government sector will be the key driver of the overall market’s growth, according to a report…

Samsung Brings Iris Scanning to Tablet Line

Samsung Brings Iris Scanning to Tablet Line

Samsung has brought its iris recognition technology to the tablet. The company has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and it looks like the device relies primarily on iris scanning for user authentication. It doesn’t even feature a fingerprint sensor. Curiously, in its announcement of the device, Samsung scarcely mentioned its iris scanner. Nor…

How Behavioral Biometrics Enable PSD2 Compliance

How Behavioral Biometrics Enable PSD2 Compliance

BehavioSec is highlighting its technology’s compliance with Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), the European Union’s major regulation for payment services and transactions. In a new post on its website, BehavioSec points out the PSD2 now requires ‘Strong Customer Authentication‘ (SCA), which it defines as the use of two of three authentication factors – something the…

Another Chinese AI Firm Gets Millions in Backing

Another Chinese AI Firm Gets Millions in Backing

Chinese AI startup Yitu has brought in $300 million in investments over the last two months. The total is the product of a newly announced investment of $100 million from China Industrial Asset Management, which follows after a $200 million series-C investment round in June. Investors are evidently excited about Yitu’s artificial intelligence technology, which the…

FIDO Ecosystem Approaches 500 Mark with Latest Certifications

FIDO Ecosystem Approaches 500 Mark with Latest Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

iOS 12 Password Manager to Get Biometric Security Boost on Mobile

iOS 12 Password Manager to Get Biometric Security Boost on Mobile

With its upcoming annual update to its Safari browser, Apple is aiming to markedly improve security through the integration of a built-in password manager that will be paired with biometric security when used on an iPhone or iPad, according to a Computerworld report. The functionality comes by way of a new API that will allow…

IDEMIA Pop-Up Innovation Center Will Bring Biometric Demos to London

IDEMIA is looking to raise its profile in the UK with a new “Pop-Up Innovation Center” that will be situated in the Queen Elizabeth II Center. That’s right in Westminster, right in the heart of London. The Pop-Up Innovation Center will essentially act as a demo showroom, with IDEMIA announcing in a statement that it…