Biometrics Can Provide Better Data Provenance

By John Callahan | June 6, 2018
Imagine these scenarios: Insiders at a financial institution place transactions using e-execution and then deny involvement when trades lose money. Regulated individuals share secrets and collude to fix pricing via messaging services. Fraud occurs through re-diverted funds within Treasury departments. Funds are embezzled or redirected for personal gain. Confidential data is accessed for market price […]
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Could Iris Recognition be Coming to the Enterprise?

By John Callahan | May 22, 2018
Our daily lives are finally catching up to the sci-fi visions we read and dreamed about 30 years ago: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and biometrics to name a few. As such, our experiences of technology in the workplace are on the cusp of dramatic shifts. Notwithstanding the recent popularity of Touch ID, biometric authentication has […]
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Mobile devices: The ‘last mile’ to enterprise biometrics

By John Callahan | May 7, 2018
Authenticating who is truly behind any action, whether it’s logging into Twitter or accessing a bank account, is the biggest challenge in security today. At the enterprise level, this reality is infinitely more critical: businesses need to completely secure access to their systems and data and be certain that only those who are granted access […]
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Blockchain is a Highway: Blame the Drivers, Not the Road

By John Callahan | April 12, 2018
Blockchain technology offers great potential to revolutionize how we store, access, and share data digitally. From protecting our digital identities to sharing photos of cats (the favorite pastime of the Internet), blockchain is simply a new way to transmit information. Any information. And just like previous technologies used for the same ends, that information could […]
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Healthcare Biometrics for Protecting Patient Privacy

By John Callahan | August 24, 2017
Major hospitals and medical centers use integrated electronic medical record (IEMR) systems for scheduling, registration, clinical documentation, ePrescribing, computerized provider order entry, and charge capture. They improve communications, reduce medical errors, control costs, and help physicians deliver quality care by relieving them of inefficient paperwork and processes. IEMR systems also provide connections to external entities, […]
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Why Financial Services Can No Longer Ignore Blockchain

By John Callahan | July 6, 2017
While it’s stereotypically considered the currency of criminals, bitcoin, and more importantly blockchain, have become one of the most popular topics in banking. It’s expected to have the same global impact that the Internet caused in changing how we do almost everything over the past few decades. But what is blockchain, and why is it […]
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Who Owns Your Identity?

By John Callahan | June 15, 2017
In the era of digital identities, our personal data is strewn about the Internet. We regularly divulge details about our private lives on social media, from those “Nine truths and a lie” quizzes to sharing our location with our friends. Beyond social media, a basic image search can nearly always bring up a clear headshot […]
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Blockchain & Biometrics: The Future of Identity

By John Callahan | May 25, 2017
In the future biometrics will be used extensively for identity management. Biometric authentication is already closely tied to the concept of identity since some biometrics can uniquely identify you within a given set of users (e.g., employees or citizens). In this context, identity is the means by which you make “claims” to rights, membership, and ownership […]
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New Survey Pinpoints Serious Concerns Over the Safety of Online Spending

By John Callahan | November 22, 2016
Our latest research showcases the concerns that Americans have regarding the safety of shopping online this holiday season. According to our consumer poll, almost one-third (29.4 percent) of survey respondents will avoid shopping online entirely this year due to concerns about the rising number of data breaches. Furthermore, 14 percent indicated that they would be less […]
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Breathing New Life Into Authentication With Veridium

By John Callahan | September 22, 2016
When I joined Hoyos Labs earlier in 2016 the rebranding process was well underway toward Veridium, and I knew the timing was perfect. As biometric authentication continues to advance rapidly in the market, we’re seeing increased demand for highly functional, easy to use security solutions that are customizable and robust enough to handle massive enterprise […]
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