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ImageWare Systems Partners With IBM, Pushes Cloud-Based Authentication

ImageWare Systems Partners With IBM, Pushes Cloud-Based Authentication

ImageWare Systems, a company specializing in cloud-based multifactor authentication solutions and Identity as a Service (IDaaS) technology, has recently announced that it has partnered with IBM. The newly minted partnership will see ImageWare introducing its biometric user authentication and cloud-based identity management platform to BlueMix: the codename for IBM’s Could Platform. As a result, BlueMix…

Rich Agostinelli on Cross Match Acquiring DigitalPersona

Our sister site, findBIOMETRICS, was granted an exclusive interview with Agostinelli to talk about the thinking behind the Cross Match and DigitalPersona merger, as well as what to expect from what is being referred to as the largest independent provider of biometric identity solutions.

BREAKING NEWS: Cross Match Acquires DigitalPersona

BREAKING NEWS: Cross Match Acquires DigitalPersona

Cross Match Holdings and DigitalPersona have just now announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The result is what is being called the largest independent provider of biometric identity solutions. With this acquisition, Cross Match is also taking the opportunity to shake things up in terms of management, appointing Rich Agostinelli, current CEO of DigitalPersona,…

Apple To Expand Touch ID Functionality With Biometric Device Link

Apple To Expand Touch ID Functionality With Biometric Device Link

The iPhone 5S biometric fingerprint security was an incredibly important step in bringing mobile identity management to the mainstream. Yes, it was spoofed almost immediately after release, was the subject of many a YouTube cat-video and some have given up on the Touch ID as a security solution thanks to the false rejection rate that…

MiKey Provides Augmented Security via Biometrics, NFC and USB

MiKey Provides Augmented Security via Biometrics, NFC and USB

Mobile identity management technology is all about the freedom that comes with being able to forget about passwords and PINs without worrying that your most important and critical data is somehow unprotected and vulnerable to the dangers of the Internet. On a consumer level, this means being able to make purchases online and via smartphone…

MWC 2014: Oberthur and Ingenico Showcase The NFC Future of Coupons

MWC 2014: Oberthur and Ingenico Showcase The NFC Future of Coupons

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, has already set the industry abuzz with talk of mobile commerce innovations. After yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement and the subsequent promise of biometrically enabled PayPal transactions with the new device, it looks like April is going to be a hotly anticipated month for early adopting…

MWC 2014: INSIDE Secure Announces Security Demonstrations Against Mobile Malware

MWC 2014: INSIDE Secure Announces Security Demonstrations Against Mobile Malware

During next week’s Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014), expect a lot of mobile authentication news. The exhibition, being held February 24 through 27 in Barcelona, Spain is an international stage for all things innovative and mobile, and now that strong authentication is gaining consumer level traction, those terms are synonymous with post-password security. At…

Voice Biometric Credit Card Protection Added To U.S. Bank Mobile App Pilot

Voice Biometric Credit Card Protection Added To U.S. Bank Mobile App Pilot

According to the experts polled at last year’s Money 2020 conference in Las Vegas, consumers in the United States are about six years away before the majority of their everyday physical financial transactions are performed with their mobile devices. The biggest obstacle the mCommerce lobby has had to face on all ends of the equation…

FIDO Alliance Announces Substantial Mobile World Congress 2014 Lineup

FIDO Alliance Announces Substantial Mobile World Congress 2014 Lineup

In December, the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance announced that the first working model of its protocol had manifested as the FIDO Ready certification program. Those solutions meeting the requirements to call themselves FIDO Ready have been tested by a third party using the Nok Nok Labs Multifactor Authentication Client Server and demonstrated a level…

Federal Agencies Found at Risk Due to Bad Employee Mobility Habits

Federal Agencies Found at Risk Due to Bad Employee Mobility Habits

People can be lazy, careless and obnoxious beings. They can be annoying and inconsiderate, unhealthy and dishonest. These qualities are the sort that have prevented many a serial rookie from keeping or landing jobs. Manifested in bad habits ranging from gossip to procrastination to poor hygienic practices and beyond, you don’t want these characteristics showing…

CES 2014: LG Officially Introduces New Wearable Biometric Fitness Tech

CES 2014: LG Officially Introduces New Wearable Biometric Fitness Tech

Two weeks ago, rumors surfaced out of Korea that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas would herald the release of a number of LG products that incorporate biometrics and mobility. Most notably amongst the speculated technology was the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone – the G3 – which is expected to feature an…

BREAKING – MasterCard Joins the FIDO Alliance

BREAKING – MasterCard Joins the FIDO Alliance

USA Today has just reported that MasterCard is joining the authentication standards focused organization: the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance. This will mark the first major payment network to join the FIDO, signalling momentum in the area of strong zero-password authentication for online payment protection. Yesterday in an unrelated piece about identity standards, Michael Barrett, president…

Android Devices To Feature Fingerprint Sensors in Six Months – Time To Talk Protocol

Android Devices To Feature Fingerprint Sensors in Six Months – Time To Talk Protocol

It is all happening very quickly. The mobile revolution is upon us. Two weeks ago Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S, and with it Touch ID, catapulting biometrics into the minds of mainstream consumers. Fingerprint sensors were no longer a thing of science fiction to the everyday person, they were a very real and inevitable pocket-sized…

Iris ID Systems Joins in Smartphone as Credential Movement, Supports aptiQ With IrisAccess

Iris ID Systems Joins in Smartphone as Credential Movement, Supports aptiQ With IrisAccess

Near field communications (NFC) is propelling a new type of security credential: the smartphone. It is a logical next step in the world of bring your own device (BYOD), which leverages personal smartphones and tablets as business tools, to go one step further and use the pervasive technology as mutli-factor authenticated personnel ID for physical…

Jay Meier Says “Passwords Are Dead,” And He’s Not Alone

Vice president of corporate development for BIO-key, Jay Meier recently published a blog post on the IBM Security Intelligence Blog declaring the end of the password. To be more clear on just how much of an end he means, in the article titled Passwords are Dead, We Need a Better System Now begins with a…

Establishing Trust for Transactions: How Much Risk Reduction and at What Cost?

Establishing Trust for Transactions: How Much Risk Reduction and at What Cost?

Just after the tragic events of 9/11 happened, positively confirming a person’s identity became an obsession of ours for every sort of transaction under the sun.  A myriad of authentication methods came out of the woodwork claiming they were going to make our passwords and cheap plastic cards go away.  Pilot projects were launched where…

Interview with John Hinmon, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cross Match Technologies, Inc.

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fB: What is the hottest growth area for Cross Match right now?

CM: Well clearly I think as I look back on your ten year anniversary/year in review issue, mobile really is a hot area for us. We are going to be launching the new SEEK Avenger this year, which is the next handheld in the SEEK family of multimodal biometric handhelds. We view the mobile market place and space as a strategic opportunity for the business.

fB: I couldn’t  agree more. It’s pretty exciting to see all of this activity start to really grow across a number of different verticals from health care to law enforcement, payments, financial. Mobile will really impact so many different areas.

CM: Very true and with the SEEK Avenger we really are looking at a number of market segments for that product beyond just the traditional defence or military application of the product.   We see a logical cross over into remote border applications where it can help expand the effectiveness of the agents in the field; those in remote or transmission/communication compromised situations; as well as law enforcement or special operations law enforcement –  I am thinking about crisis response teams or disaster recovery efforts

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