Healthcare Data Breaches Demand Biometric Security

By Ian E. Muller | August 8, 2017
As the financial services industry narrows its gaze on cybersecurity and starts to strengthen its defenses, hackers are starting to turn to an easier target. Despite a recent climb in data breaches at retailers and ecommerce vendors, the industry being hit the hardest this past year has been healthcare. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 […]
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Evolving Cybersecurity

By Ian E. Muller | August 4, 2017
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are: Emerging Mobile Tech Tackling Social Engineering | bobsguide As identity fraud becomes more sophisticated, new mobile technology is being developed to both fight fraud and eliminate inconvenient mobile banking verification. Research […]
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How IoT Affects Our Children’s Data Privacy

By Ian E. Muller | August 3, 2017
We’ve discussed the impact that the Internet of Things (IoT) is having on security many times in the past, but we need to focus the spotlight on how it affects privacy as well. It isn’t just that IoT devices can be hijacked by hackers and leveraged for massive DDoS attacks these days, many of these […]
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Replacing RSA Tokens with Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | August 1, 2017
The idea that passwords alone can protect access to your most sensitive data is already a well-known fallacy, but companies relying on RSA tokens aren’t doing much to create strong authentication either. While two-factor authentication is a step up from passwords alone, we need to embrace security solutions that actually prove identity, not just add […]
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Consumer Biometrics Deploying in Numerous Industries

By Elizabeth Medeiros | July 28, 2017
From movie theaters to airports, the deployment of consumer biometrics is on the rise. Learn more in The Weekly Cypher.
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Great User Experience is Key to Adoption of New Technology

By Lori Cohen | July 27, 2017
How do you get people to adopt new technology, especially when they are set in their ways? How do you change consumer behavior? To have a shot, you have to focus on the user experience and make sure the technology is working for people, rather than the reverse. That’s what we learned when we did […]
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Biometric Privacy is of the Utmost Importance

By Asem Othman | July 25, 2017
This is the first in 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. Classical biometric systems capture the biological attributes of an individual as images and transform them into a lower dimensional feature space, otherwise […]
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The Battle for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | July 21, 2017
This Weekly Cypher examines changing uses of biometrics for cybersecurity, and the impact these changes may have on privacy for US citizens.
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Bouncing Back from a Data Breach

By James Stickland | July 20, 2017
Sooner or later, most businesses will be faced with a data breach, even smaller businesses. In fact, 60 percent of online attacks in 2014 targeted small and midsize businesses. This can spell financial trouble for smaller companies with the price of each compromised record rising to an average of $158 in 2016, according to the […]
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Biometric Spoofing Isn’t as Big of a Problem as You Think

By Ian E. Muller | July 18, 2017
Presentation attacks, more commonly referred to as biometric spoofing, are one of the biggest concerns many people have over using biometric authentication. Whether it’s to log into an app or authenticate a financial transaction, no one wants someone else to be able to mimic their fingerprint or face. In fact, many have sworn off biometrics […]
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