GDPR compliance lowers data breach frequency and impact says report

By Fred O'Connor | January 25, 2019
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. GDPR compliance lowers data breach frequency and impact says report | BleepingComputer As reported by Cisco in its Data Privacy Benchmark […]
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Biometrics become a critical tool for law enforcement agencies across the globe

By Justine Brown | January 23, 2019
In early January, Planet Biometrics reported that the Malaysian state of Penang plans to launch a CCTV surveillance system that will include facial recognition to aid police in fighting crime. According to the Borneo Post, the system will use artificial intelligence developed by IBM to enhance video feeds from 767 surveillance cameras deployed throughout the […]
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Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government

By Fred O'Connor | January 18, 2019
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. Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government| Cnet Concerns about Amazon’s facial recognition program have now reached the company’s […]
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Don’t Get Spooked: Cybersecurity Doesn’t Have to be So Hard

By Sarah Landes | October 31, 2018
Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be scary – it’s more accessible now than ever. Even all the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts out this Halloween night will be able to keep their identities and data secure. Skeletons need not fret. No flesh, no problem with some of today’s advanced biometric authentication capabilities. Just because you can’t use […]
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How Biometrics Can Transform the Health Care System

By Justine Brown | October 23, 2018
It’s no secret that the U.S. health care system is under duress. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently estimated that total health care spending grew an average of 4.6% in 2017, reaching nearly $3.5 trillion. By 2026, health care spending in the U.S. is expected to grow to $5.7 trillion. That’s a whopping […]
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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 Secure Is Biometric Data?

By Fred O'Connor | July 11, 2018
As with any data, biometric information is only as secure as the system that protects it. There is nothing inherent in raw biometric data that makes it more secure. However, if it is stolen, it can be very difficult to use. Biometric data can be stored on servers, an end-user’s device, or through a distributed-data model […]
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