Pindrop released the findings of a commissioned survey that explores how 2000+ US-based consumers feel about the future of voice-enabled technology and how it will impact their everyday lives. The report uncovered that consumers are so fed up with passwords and KBAs (Knowledge Based Authentication Questions) to access accounts or verify identity that many would be less annoyed by having their flight delayed or having to shovel snow.
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced it will be emphasizing integrated access control solutions that both authenticate authorized passage and prevent tailgating in Booth #4003 at the 63rd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas from September 26th-28th. The manufacturer is also the official Turnstile Sponsor for the Exhibition.
Alibaba just made a huge leap forward in identity verification, moving beyond fingerprint- and eyeball-scanning to facial recognition. Founder Jack Ma took center stage at the CeBit 2015 conference in Hannover, Germany, to demonstrate Smile To Pay, Alibaba’s smartphone payment system.
Zwipe, a global leader in biometric authentication technology, today announced that it has joined the aptiQ® Alliance Program, a collaborative group of global companies that support Allegion’s aptiQ smart card technology to create an ecosystem of open, highly secure solutions. Zwipe can now provide aptiQ customers with biometric authorization using their presently installed aptiQ card readers. aptiQ users will be able to authenticate themselves directly on the Zwipe biometric card without adding a biometric reader to existing aptiQ® multi-technology card reader systems.
New Mexico State Senator and Minority Whip Bill Payne requested the secretary of state to consider implementing biometric measures, such as iris scans and thumbprint recognition, to curb potential voter fraud in New Mexico’s state elections.
With so many issues arising over wireless surveillance cameras and unathorized access of security networks, the editors of SecurityHive.com reached out to a network expert and asked for his comments. Whether you use Wi-Fi Network from your house or from the office, it is essential to secure the network connection.
Google Glass is due to receive an update in 2015, and if a Google patent submitted last month is any indication, it could include a new feature to let wearers use their fingerprints, or scans of their eyes, instead of passwords on websites.
Cognitec Systems has signed an important software development and license agreement with Intel Corporation. Under the agreement, the companies will cooperate to apply face recognition to access control on electronic devices. Logon to PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other computing devices will become both more convenient and secure as the technology replaces conventional passwords.
Honeywell announced enhancements to its Pro-Watch security management system that allow integrators to cost effectively accommodate virtually any access control need through expanded support for wireless locksets and biometric readers. Pro-Watch 4.2 is now compatible with multiple biometric reader options, along with added support for several brands and types of wireless locks – including options from Allegion (AD-400 Series), Assa Abloy (Aperio Line), and Salto (Sallis and SVN) – that enable the system to protect previously hard-to-reach doors and locations.
A Kickstarter project aims to give you a Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled wristband that replaces keys and passwords. Everykey from the Cleveland, Ohio-based company of the same name, Everykey, is a fashionable band that can be instantly disabled if your Everykey ever gets lost or stolen. The Wristband uses encryption to grant access to other devices. When the Everykey wristband is within range of a user’s device, the wristband will allow the user to bypass that device’s password or physically unlock it automatically.
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), MasterCard and other Canadian issuing banks have begun pilot testing an NFC version of NYMI, a biometrically authenticated wristband that uses the wearer’s unique cardiac rhythm to verify their identity.
According to its announcement, the Natural Security Alliance’s new Privacy Rules help biometric authentication systems dictate an organization’s obligations when collecting and handling personal data. Essentially the new Privacy Rules helps ensure that biometric data is secure and confidential, minimizing the risk of misuse, and that the data subject (ie. the person whose data is stored) has consented to the data collection and that they have some control over their data and its use.
XTec Incorporated today announced that it was awarded the HSPD-12 Shared Service Provider contract by the General Services Administration. The award is to support the GSA Managed Service Office (MSO) that provides HSPD-12 credential enrollment, issuance, and management for more than 100 federal agencies under the USAccess program.
Google Chrome became the first web browser to implement support for FIDO Alliance authentication standards, opening the door for any website to deploy simpler, stronger FIDO U2F authentication to users of the world’s most popular web browser.
Zwipe AS and MasterCard announced the launch of the world’s very first contactless payment card with embedded fingerprint biometrics. Combining on-device biometric authentication with the convenience of a contactless credit card, the new solution allows for a purchase of any amount to be made without the entry of a PIN, something that has never before been offered by a payment card.
Among the enhancements to its biometric card, Zwipe announced that presently installed proximity card readers, as well as smart card readers, can now be used by organizations that want to add biometric authorization to their verification process without having to implement biometric readers.
Telaeris, Inc. announced at ASIS International 2014 its latest security management product for mobile access control and physical security. Telaeris’s XPressEntry is already an industry leading mobile access control hardware and software solution that seamlessly integrates with world-class security systems existing at most schools, businesses, and government facilities.
LaserLock Technologies announced that it has signed an agreement to license its VerifyMe Identity Services platform to a major financial services advisory firm. At this time, the firm is unnamed, but according to LaserLock it consolidates hundreds of billions of dollars in assets for around 100,000 investment banking clients.
Innovation often comes at the intersection of multiple existing technologies – and gesture technology is a good example in the access control industry. With the advent of smart mobile devices that feature accelerometers, wireless connections, and powerful processing capabilities, it is now possible to control a variety of RFID devices including card readers and electronic […]
Administrators at the University of Georgia have implemented PIN entry to access all buildings on its Athens campus, replacing the previous hand geometry biometrics system, according to a report by CR80 News. Previously, students would place their hands over a biometric reader to gain access to dormitories, dining halls, and exercise facilities. The new system […]