Identity Management / Biometrics


Security Industry Association Opens Nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from organizational and media partners AVISIAN, Biometric Update and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security Forum. The recipients of this year’s Women in Biometrics Awards will be honored at the 2024 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference.

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

For too long now, facial recognition technology has been caught in the middle, residing somewhere in between universal and extraordinary.

Moving to the Door

Moving to the Door

Biometrics have rapidly expanded into our daily lives, as millions of people use fingerprints to unlock their mobile phones, access cash through ATMs, and verify their identity in a growing range of use cases.

One Step Ahead

One Step Ahead

According to Aite Group, a research and advisory firm, losses incurred by account takeovers at contact centers are expected to reach $775 million in 2020, nearly double the amount from just five years ago.

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

Most access control systems are focused on improving security and protecting the business, ensuring that only the right people have the right access to the right areas. It keeps the bad guys out and the good guys in.

Biometric Technology Market to Grow to $59.31 Billion by 2025

Biometric Technology Market to Grow to $59.31 Billion by 2025

Due to the growing use of biometrics to counter security threats, the biometric technology market is expected to bloom over the next few years.

Biometric Identification in Healthcare Doesn’t Replace Data Security Best Practices

Biometric Identification in Healthcare Doesn’t Replace Data Security Best Practices

While no system is foolproof, biometrics are vastly more accurate and secure ways to identify patients because they measure a physical trait (something you are) rather than a piece of knowledge (something you know e.g., passwords, ssn, PIN).

Creating User-Centric Citizen Identity Programs

Creating User-Centric Citizen Identity Programs

Governments are implementing innovative programs that are revolutionizing how the world looks at identity and citizenship.



The Flaws and Dangers of Facial Recognition

The Flaws and Dangers of Facial Recognition

When dealing with airport and border security, we need databases, we need to share information and we need law enforcement.

TSA Announces Plan for Facial Recognition at Security Checkpoints

TSA Announces Plan for Facial Recognition at Security Checkpoints

The TSA Biometrics Roadmap focuses on four main goals: 1. Partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on biometrics for international travelers, 2. Using biometrics provided by TSA PreCheck members to enhance the travel experience, 3. Expanding biometrics to additional domestic travelers and 4. Developing the infrastructure for biometric technology.

Study Finds Industrial Access Control is on the Rise

Study Finds Industrial Access Control is on the Rise

Market Research Future found that Industrial Access Control is expected to reach $1.03 billion by 2023.

Poised for Expansion

Poised for Expansion

Most of us are using biometric technology in some way, shape or form whether that is at work or in our personal lives. If you are not yet using it, you will be soon.

High Assurance Credentialing

High Assurance Credentialing

Recent cyberattacks highlight the need to know who you are interacting with in email and online activities, and who you grant access to your networks and physical facilities.

Securing the City

Securing the City

Thanks to new advancements in video analytics technology and powerful Internet of Things (IoT) edge devices; these superheroes can now be armed with new superhuman capabilities to better protect us.

Triggers for Transition

It can be difficult to decide whether and when to make the transition to new access control technology. Transitions are often delayed over budget concerns or because of worries that the process will adversely impact productivity and workflow.

Action Ambulance Services Uses HID Global’s FARGO® HDP5000 Card Printer/Encoder to Create Secure IDs for First Responders

Action Ambulance Services Create Secure IDs for First Responders

The identification cards worn by emergency personnel face challenging conditions, not only from temperature extremes and inclement weather, but also from bodily fluids of patients being treated.

Eid Passport Changes Its Name to SureID

New name reflects expertise in creating end-to-end, high-assurance identity management programs and digital identities for organizations and individuals.

LPR

ALPR Catches Virginia Shooter Fast, Public Takes Notice

Despite all the unknowns in this case, we do have one solid and incontrovertible fact: Flanagan was apprehended very quickly by Virginia State Police. The reason is because he was detected by an Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system.

Library Complained about Poor Security Before Artwork Disappeared

Library Complained about Poor Security Before Artwork Disappeared

The Boston Public Library’s largest union had repeatedly complained about the lack of security during renovations.

Two Big Problems with Fingerprint Security

Two Big Problems with Fingerprint Security

One tech expert says biometrics are good, but there are still problems to consider.

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