Cybersecurity and Biometrics: A Match Made in Heaven

By Ian E. Muller | May 13, 2016
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: FBI Proposes Exemption from Privacy Laws | Softpedia The United States Privacy Act requires federal agencies to notify individuals about any records pertaining to them. However, the FBI recently proposed […]
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Uncovering Security’s Weak Links

By Ian E. Muller | May 10, 2016
From leveraging poor user practices to finding a backdoor in a piece of software, exploiting the weakest link in the security chain is what hackers do to infiltrate a system. It’s the security analyst’s job to find and repair those weak links before the chain snaps. The “human factor” is often pointed at as the […]
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‘Change Comin’ On’ for Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | May 6, 2016
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: Students Paying for Lunch With Their Thumbprint in Illinois | Daily Herald Despite controversy in Florida leading to a statewide ban on the collection of students’ fingerprints, another school district […]
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Biometrics Market Set For Growth

By Ian E. Muller | April 29, 2016
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: Biometrics Technology Market to Reach $34.5 Billion Over 6 Years | Credence Research A new report on biometrics technology predicts impressive market growth from 2016 to 2022, thanks to increased […]
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IoT: Awesome, but Dangerous

By Jason Braverman | April 26, 2016
I love technology. I love how it can help make your life better, easier to manage, and some of it is just so cool. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen a trend toward the Internet of Things, or IoT. IoT is a pretty broad title that covers everything from small industrial sensors at […]
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Fingerprints, Brainprints, and Patterns, Oh My!

By Ian E. Muller | April 22, 2016
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: Poor Implementations Allows Fingerprint Scanners to Weaken Security | ProgrammableWeb The FBI’s legal battle with Apple over encryption on the iPhone has led to a refocus on the technology manufacturers […]
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Protecting Your Business When Going Mobile

By Alan Goode | April 21, 2016
Mobile devices have become the dominant personal computer. Whether you are using an Android smartphone or an Apple iPad, mobile is the go-to way to perform much of your day-to-day activities. The question of how to protect these devices, the business-critical applications, and data that they access is top of the list for many organizations. […]
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Fingerprint Spoofing: Security’s Arthritis

By Ian E. Muller | April 19, 2016
With biometrics comes a plethora of challenges and reservations for any business and its users. Many people will tout the advantages of using a biometric authentication system for security, but it is critical to explore the flaws of such systems as well, both in order to better understand them, and overcome them. Any biometrics solution […]
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Next-Generation Security

By Ian E. Muller | April 15, 2016
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: U.S. Naval Base Deploys Biometrics for Access Security | Biometric Update The Naval Submarine Base New London recently announced that it will be implementing biometric identification for access control at […]
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