Facial Recognition is Improving, but Privacy is Still a Priority

By Ian E. Muller | February 23, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores evolving standards in IoT security, new tools for improving and blocking facial recognition, and its use in US border control. Learn more about the latest biometric and cybersecurity news.
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We’ll See You at Mobile World Congress

By Sarah Landes | February 22, 2018
Who doesn’t love Barcelona? It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with some of the best food. And next week, thousands will descend upon the city for one of the biggest mobile conferences in the world – Mobile World Congress! Mobile World Congress brings together hundreds of cutting-edge and innovative tech companies […]
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What Does the Future of Biometrics Hold?

By Ian E. Muller | February 20, 2018
Raise your hand if you use a fingerprint or your face to unlock your phone. Now, keep your hand up if you use it to unlock any apps. What about your banking app? What about to unlock a password manager? I’m willing to bet the majority of you still have your hand in the air. […]
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Expanding Security Threats Require New Tactics to Combat

By Ian E. Muller | February 16, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores the security threat landscape for 2018, the resurgence of tactics like social engineering, and what organizations can do to combat hackers this year to improve how they protect consumers and data.
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The Trials of Banking the Unbanked

By Sarah Landes | February 15, 2018
The worst inconvenience I have with my bank is that they don’t have a lot of branches or ATM’s around Boston. But it’s not too much trouble because I just use their mobile app for my day-to-day needs. Access to your banking services is probably not an issue that you think about or even deal […]
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As KYC Evolves, So Too Must Identity Verification & Authentication

By Ian E. Muller | February 13, 2018
The core principle of anti-money laundering (AML), and financial service as a whole is Know Your Customers (KYC). However, KYC regulations and an evolving technology landscape make it difficult for financial services firms and other organizations to keep up with the changes happening around KYC and AML. What is KYC? KYC, simply put, is the […]
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Biometrics Improving Security Across Sectors

By Ian E. Muller | February 9, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week: IoT Security is a Must Today | FCW The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is exploding, and there’s no stopping it. […]
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Text, Token, or Finger? Why 2FA Needs Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | February 8, 2018
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is vastly superior to using a password alone, adding a second layer of security over something that we all admittedly don’t protect as well as we should. Do you regularly change your password? Is it longer than 12 characters? Did you just use “!” for the required special character? If you’re guilty […]
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Biometric Mythbusters: Do Stolen Fingerprints Mean Identity Theft?

By Ian E. Muller | February 6, 2018
This article focuses on the theft of a complete fingerprint image. Stay tuned for a follow-up article on why you also don’t need to worry to much if your biometric template is stolen from an authentication system. With the rise of biometrics in use across our business and personal lives, it can be easy to […]
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Protecting Employee Access is Key for Advancing Security

By Ian E. Muller | February 2, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores the evolving role of access management in security, particularly for government agencies and banks. Improving protection for identity access management will be critical in 2018.
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