Crossing Digital Lines & Creating Digital Identities

By Ayenna Cagaanan | May 18, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores how biometric authentication is helping to create digital identities and change the way we interact with government services.
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Key Questions You Need to Ask When Buying a MFA Solution

By Ayenna Cagaanan | May 17, 2018
Organizations everywhere are bolstering their cybersecurity plans through multi-factor authentication (MFA). But before making a purchasing decision, you need to carefully weight different factors to ensure you’re selecting the MFA solution that best fits your company’s needs, including cost, efficiency, and ease of integration. Here are three guiding questions you should answer before considering a […]
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From Data Breaches to Heightened Security

By Ayenna Cagaanan | May 11, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores the latest data breach news, security flaws, and ways organizations are tackling these problems to improve their own safety.
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Is Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Outdated?

By Ayenna Cagaanan | May 10, 2018
At the beginning of this year, Google released the Google Arts & Culture app, which included a fun feature where you could upload a selfie of yourself and the app would find your “art twin” in classic portraits from around the world. For Illinois residents, however, this feature was not available because of the Illinois […]
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Facial Recognition Going Above and Beyond Traditional Uses

By Ayenna Cagaanan | May 4, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores the latest biometric technology news, from the use of facial recognition to track down missing persons to improving airport security and wait times.
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China’s Social Credit System Raises Privacy Concerns over Surveillance

By Ayenna Cagaanan | May 1, 2018
Imagine your FICO score. Not a good image? Now imagine it on steroids. Rather than just credit-worthiness, the score also dictates whether you can be promoted. On the other side of the score, government officials can track your purchases and rank them on morality. Did you buy a new video game instead of paying off […]
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Beyond Facial Recognition and Into the Stars

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 27, 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. Facial Recognition Tech for Galaxies | Universe Today While consumer tech companies are duking it out on who can get the […]
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An Argument for a Biometric Distributed Data Model

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 26, 2018
With the release of a new study performed by Vanson Bourne, Veridium confirmed that passwords are on their way out. Surveying 200 IT senior professionals in the US, researchers found that only 34 percent were confident that passwords alone protect data efficiently. These IT decision makers look to biometrics as a more secure method of […]
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The States and Cybersecurity

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 20, 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. Microsoft, Facebook, Dozens More Sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord | ZD NET With more and more users eyeing consumer tech giants with […]
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Government Biometrics Use Benefits Public, Law Enforcement

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 13, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores how different government uses of biometrics affect privacy, and how the public is benefiting from them.
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