Securing Biometric Enrollment is Paramount for Safe Authentication

By Jason Braverman | May 30, 2017
Now that biometrics is starting to take hold in more venues, companies need to be especially aware of the process of initial enrollment. A biometric system is only as good as its measurement of the person in question. Additionally, how this information is stored and used is critical to the overall architecture of any biometric […]
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True Security Protects Both User Identity & Privacy

By Ian E. Muller | April 11, 2017
Discussions around biometrics always turn to two topics – identity or privacy. What’s missing from the conversation is how both are essential parts of modern security, and how the right strategy will leverage and protect both at the same time. Identity in the Digital Age Fifty years ago identity meant your driver’s license, passport, Social […]
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Protecting Your Most Private Data – Your Biometrics

By Asem Othman | April 6, 2017
Data privacy is a major concern for everyone. For businesses, it isn’t just about protecting themselves from attack, but also the financial and legal concerns that go along with data breaches. As companies collect more data on their employees and customers, the risks increase exponentially, and it’s essential that firms use the best systems possible […]
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Biometrics and How to Protect Against Invalid Usage

By Jason Braverman | January 17, 2017
Biometrics are being touted at the “next big thing” in protecting digital information and identities for online transactions. A computer can use any device with the appropriate sensors, whether it’s a microphone to capture voice or a camera to capture face, and this would certainly seem to protect users from criminals seeking to cause trouble. […]
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A Typical Day in a Biometric Life

By Ian E. Muller | January 12, 2017
From the Internet of Things to the widespread adoption of mobile devices, we rely on technology for nearly everything in our day-to-day lives. As these and related technologies enable further innovations like smart hubs, connected homes, and biometrics, we can see a future where nearly every aspect of our lives is automatically adjusted for our […]
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Fingerprinting the Brain: A New Biometric?

By Ian E. Muller | November 29, 2016
Neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University recently performed a study that found that our brains are uniquely wired. By using a new, non-invasive diffusion MRI procedure, scientists can map brain connectivity at unprecedented levels. Using 699 different scans from five data sets, the researchers found that they can generate a highly unique “print” for each person’s […]
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Biometrics Central to Security Planning

By Ian E. Muller | October 11, 2016
Whether it’s an airport or city bridge, biometrics are being integrated into a wide variety of security solutions across the globe. While more airports are deploying support for biometric passports, even cities are beginning to explore the use of biometrics for their security plans. However, not all travelers are comfortable with the idea of their […]
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Finally We’re Safe With Biometrics… Or Are We?

By Jason Braverman | October 6, 2016
We have finally reached a tipping point in identity authentication. After 40-plus years we’ve begun to phase out the usernames, passwords, and two-factor authentication-type tokens in exchange for biometrics. Biometric authentication offers the promise of safe, convenient identification. But, before you get your hopes up, this isn’t the end of identity theft. I am sure […]
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Everything You Need to Know About Iris Recognition

By Ian E. Muller | August 9, 2016
Last week, Samsung unveiled the next generation of its popular Galaxy smartphone, the Note 7. As many industry pundits predicted, the company included an iris scanner among the model’s newest features. This allows users to leverage iris recognition as an added layer of security, beyond numerical passwords – or even fingerprints. To most people, this […]
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