Security

Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

San Francisco-based Proxy has announced it has raised $42 million in a Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, and with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Y Combinator. Proxy aims to use the financing to fuel a rapid expansion of its identity signal solution, while growing its international footprint across Asia,…

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 — the next version of its mobile operating system — with a slew of new features including some upgrades to security, privacy, biometric capabilities, messaging and more. Though this is only the first version of Android 11 and it is just a developer preview —…

Researchers Warn of Security Flaw in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Researchers Warn of Security Flaw in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

A team of researchers from software company Check Point have released a report that highlights a potential security flaw in the Philips Hue smart bulbs. The report, released last week, shows how a team of researchers working with the help of the Check Point Institute for Information Security (CPIIS) in Tel Aviv University were able to hack…

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google has announced the launch of an open-source project that will allow vendors to build their own security keys in an effort to help foster the technology’s development. The initiative is called OpenSK, and allows Nordic chip dongles to be turned into security keys that are FIDO U2F and FIDO2 compliant. Google has gone so…

HPE Announces Acquisition of Native Security Startup Scytale

HPE Announces Acquisition of Native Security Startup Scytale

Hewlitt Packard Enterprises (HPE) has announced the acquisition of cloud native security startup Scytale, though neither company has disclosed the acquisition price. Scytale, which is built on the open-source Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) protocol, works to ensure applications know when it’s OK to share information with each other when no human intervention…

Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Global digital security firm Thales announced that it is the first company to achieve the highest international security standard ‘Common Criteria’ for its mobile ID software. The Common Criteria certification is an objective series of evaluations aimed at validating that a particular product or system meets a pre-defined level of security. Thales’ Gemalto Mobile ID…

Securiti.ai Announces $50 Million in Series B Funding

Securiti.ai Announces $50 Million in Series B Funding

San Jose data and security startup Securiti.ai has announced $50 million in Series B funding led by General Catalyst and with participation from Mayfield. Launched in 2019, Securiti.ai reports that it has already raised $81 million in funding. CEO and founder Rehan Jalil has stated that the goal of the startup is to provide an…

Canadian Government and Mastercard Announce $510 Million Cybersecurity Innovation Facility

Canadian Government and Mastercard Announce $510 Million Cybersecurity Innovation Facility

Mastercard and the Government of Canada have announced a new $510 million facility for the city of Vancouver that will focus on cybersecurity and tech innovation. The project was announced by Mastercard and federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, and will include a $49 million subsidy…

Google Cloud Gets Secret Manager Tool For Storing API Keys, Passwords

Google Cloud Gets Secret Manager Tool For Storing API Keys, Passwords

Google announced a new tool for its Google Cloud service called Secret Manager that helps users securely store sensitive information like API keys, passwords, certificates and other important data. “Many applications require credentials to connect to a database, API keys to invoke a service, or certificates for authentication,” Google developer advocate Seth Vargo and product…

French Payments App Lydia Raises $45 Million in Round Led by Tencent

French Payments App Lydia Raises $45 Million in Round Led by Tencent

French startup Lydia announced it has raised $45 million in a Series B funding round led by Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent. Though relatively small with only 90 employees, mobile payment app Lydia is wildly popular in France, with 3 million users in the country and 5,000 people signing up every day. A large portion of…

Millions of Child-Tracking Smartwatches Exposed in Cloud Flaw: Report

Millions of Child-Tracking Smartwatches Exposed in Cloud Flaw: Report

An exclusive report from TechCrunch says that over 47 million connected devices, including GPS smartwatches marketed toward children, are vulnerable to hacking due to major flaws in the cloud platform that supports the devices. Earlier this year, researches found that a number of children’s smartwatches sold on Amazon and manufactured by the same White Label…

RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

Cybersecurity company RSA Security and Swedish security key maker Yubico have announced the Yubikey for RSA SecurID Access, a FIDO2-enabled hardware device. The Yubikey for RSA will combine the FIDO2-enabled hardware with the benefits of enterprise-grade security and risk-based authentication of RSA SecurID Access. FIDO2 is the overarching term for the newest set of specifications…

Boon Edam to Debut Biometric Turnstiles at ISC East

Boon Edam to Debut Biometric Turnstiles at ISC East

Boon Edam Inc., a Dutch manufacturer of security entrances and revolving doors, announced it will be demonstrating a range of biometrically integrated optical turnstiles at International Security Conference (ISC) East 2019 in New York City later this month. Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC East for the 12th year in a row,…

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems has announced the launch of improved security for its Hearsay Relate app in the form of a multimodal approach featuring biometric and PIN-based authorization. Hearsay Systems is a provider of business solutions for financial services organizations through its various products and services, including Hearsay Cloud, Hearsay Social, and the Hearsay Relate app. Agents…

IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

“Thompson brings 26 years of executive experience to the role, and has spent much of it helping companies build better business relationships with the Federal Government, which was a key factor in his hiring. IDEMIA has officially brought on Sean Thompson as the company’s new Head of Business Development for IDEMIA Identity & Security, North…

ISC West to Set the Tone of 2019’s Biometric Security Discourse

ISC West to Set the Tone of 2019’s Biometric Security Discourse

ISC West, the largest converged security trade show in the United States, plays an integral role in the biometrics industry. Every April, the conference sets the trends for the rest of the year’s most critical discussions in biometric access, time & attendance, enterprise identity and more. That’s why we partnered with ISC West in 2017,…

FindBiometrics Directory Launches Featuring Industry Leaders IDEMIA, Aware, BioConnect, NEC and More

FindBiometrics Directory Launches Featuring Industry Leaders IDEMIA, Aware, BioConnect, NEC and More

As the biometrics industry continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with authentication and identification solutions proliferating the market, relying parties looking to deploy technologies in the enterprise, financial services, government, retail and healthcare markets are presented with a daunting abundance of choice. The quick pace at which the biometrics industry has grown left little…

Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from Money20/20 USA in Las Vegas, where biometrics took the spotlight. Kicking off Sunday with a dedicated Digital Identity & Biometrics session track, this year’s Money20/20 ensured strong authentication was a foundational topic for the week of keynotes, panels, exhibitions and networking events, all condiucted under…

ImageWare Partners With TwoFive, Inc.

ImageWare Partners With TwoFive, Inc.

“We are excited to integrate, distribute and support the industry’s best of breed platform for multi-factor biometrics with ImageWare.” – Nobuhiro Suemasa, CEO, TwoFive, Inc. A new partner could help ImageWare to extend its market presence in Japan. Called TwoFive, Inc., the Tokyo-based firm offers security solutions to Japan’s service provider industry. Thanks to its partnership…

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