How your biometric data is different from your password

By Asem Othman | March 28, 2019
Biometric authentication has been billed as the technology that may eventually replace passwords. But the C-suite, security professionals, and rank-and-file employees all harbor different concerns about how biometrics are collected, stored and used. One of the biggest concerns is around biometric data being spoofed and used in presentation attacks. People have grown accustomed to hearing […]
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From Anthropometry to Fingerprint Systems

By Asem Othman | July 19, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. In the nineteenth century, Alphonse Bertillon, a French policeman, was the first to introduce the science of identifying a person based on his/her […]
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What Is A Biometric System, and How To Secure It

By Asem Othman | July 19, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. In our vast, inter-connected world, the need for reliable identity authentication techniques has become of paramount importance. And addressing this need is the […]
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Authentication is in the Iris of the Beholder

By Asem Othman | July 19, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. The term ocular, derived from its Latin root oculus, broadly refers to the anatomical regions and structures related to the eye. Ocular biometrics refers […]
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How to Preserve Privacy in Biometric Systems

By Asem Othman | March 15, 2018
More people are using their biometrics every day to unlock their phones, access bank accounts, and secure data. The problem is, as this technology becomes more popular, some people, and companies, are using it without a second thought to privacy. In a world where our photos are accessible online for nearly anyone to access, are […]
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My Voice is My Password: The Power of Voice as a Biometric

By Asem Othman | February 27, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. Artificial intelligence voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa have become convenient alternatives to the tedious, frustrating, and time-consuming effort […]
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Solving a Biometric Vulnerability with Liveness Measures

By Asem Othman | January 11, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. A biometric system is a pattern recognition system that has vulnerable points and threats, same as password- or token-based authentication systems. In 2001, […]
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Face Recognition is Easy, But Securing It Is Not

By Asem Othman | October 12, 2017
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. Extracting intrinsic information from faces, such as identity, gender, ethnicity, and age, is a task that humans perform routinely and efficiently. Now, machines […]
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Will Face ID Really Replace Touch ID?

By Asem Othman | September 12, 2017
The upcoming iPhone 8, or iPhone X, is bringing some major changes to Apple’s flagship device, the biggest of which is the removal of the home button. This move allows for increased real estate on the device for the screen, but it may eliminate one of the iPhone’s most popular features – Touch ID. For […]
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