Identity Management / Biometrics

Smoother Sailing

The maritime industry is clearly one of the most powerful drivers of international commerce and economic vitality in the world. The statistics are astounding, including a worldwide fleet of nearly 11 million marine containers, a transportation cargo unit that can hold up to 500 computer monitors.

Americans Would Use Voice Verification To Protect Data, According To Survey

According to a study conducted by Harris Interactive for Nuance Communications Inc., consumers are embracing the use of voice verification in protecting important personal information.

More Americans Feel They Can Become Victims Of Identity Theft

As identity thieves continue to victimize millions of people each year, the crime is not only robbing consumers of their financial security -- it's also robbing them of their peace of mind.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Uses Biometrics To Verify Airport Worker Identity

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has awarded Unisys Canada Inc. a contract to supply, integrate and manage a new identification management system, using fingerprint and iris biometric technology to verify the identities of airport workers at 29 airports throughout Canada.

Entrust, Hewlett Packard Partner To Deploy Taiwanese ePassports, Authenticate Biometric Data

Entrust Inc. recently announced it will provide its proven public key infrastructure to the Taiwanese government to help authenticate sensitive biometric information stored on machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) -- also known as ePassports -- which will be available to nearly 23 million citizens by the end of 2008.

Banks Jumping On Biometrics Bandwagon

Count in banks as another business type looking to ramp up use of biometric technology. A recently released study from Frost & Sullivan said the worldwide financial biometric markets earned $117.3 million in 2006. The company has estimated the market to reach $2.07 billion in revenues by 2013.

RFID Chip Connects Patient To Personal Health Record

Florida’s emergency health care system is receiving a shot in the arm with the introduction of Health Link, a revolutionary bio-medical technology created by VeriChip Corp. of Delray Beach, Fla.

Researchers Show On-Card Fingerprint Match Is Secure, Speedy

A fingerprint identification technology for use in Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards that offers improved protection from identity theft meets the standardized accuracy criteria for federal identification cards according to researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

DHS Proposes Biometric Airport, Seaport Exit Procedures

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced recently a notice of proposed rulemaking that will establish biometric exit procedures at all U.S air and seaports of departure.

DHS Proposes Biometric Airport, Seaport Exit Procedures

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced recently a notice of proposed rulemaking that will establish biometric exit procedures at all U.S air and seaports of departure.

The Wise Owls

Can an owl keep a 12,000-student university safe? It can when it’s designed into the identity card program at Southern Connecticut State University, whose mascot is the Fighting Owl. SCSU— spanning 168 acres in New Haven, Conn.—is in the midst of a $230 million campus renovation.

Survey: Large Majority Of Americans Concerned About Identity Theft

Bankrate Inc. recently released the findings of a national poll which found that 8 out of 10 Americans are concerned about their identity being stolen.

SIA Calls for Greater Collaboration To Improve HSPD-12 Implementation

In recent testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement, Rob Zivney called implementation of HSPD-12 a pioneering effort which will require both a financial investment and development of new infrastructure.

Port Authority Of Los Angeles Taps Unisys For ID, Access Control System

The Port Authority of Los Angeles has contracted with Unisys Corp. to design and manage an identification and access control system, using smart card and biometric technologies, to identify workers who require access to restricted areas in the port.

Survey: Tax Filers Unaware Of Risk From Digital Photocopiers

As Americans do their taxes, a majority are unaware that they may be putting personal and financial information required on tax returns in jeopardy.

HID Global Launches IT Channel Program

HID Global recently announced the launch of the HID Global IT Channel Program, established to facilitate identity and access management with leading third-party IT vendors focused on providing secure data access software and integrated strong authentication solutions.

Face Recognition Technology Provides Access Control For Singapore Dormitory

XID Technologies recently announced that MultiHub, a dormitory management company that runs the day to day operations of the Soon Lee Dormitory in Singapore, has selected XID's face recognition system to provide access control to the dormitory. In Singapore, dormitories are often used to house foreign workers working on construction sites.

Guarding the Games

Construction sites are fiercely regulated environments in the United Kingdom, under a program called the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. At these sites, CSCS accreditation is tied to employee biometric details. At many construction sites, only workers with a CSCS card can be employed. The Olympic venues in London fall into this group.

RFID Solution Protects Newborns During Hospital Stay

It’s some of the worst nightmares for the parents of a newborn -- their child being abducted or switched during the hospital stay. But thanks to a RFID solution from Xmark, parents are resting just a little easier.

Solution Helps Reduce Fingerprint Software False Reject Rates

M2SYS, a biometric technology research and development firm, recently released Bio-AI. The artificial intelligence enhancement uses a unique "dynamic profiling" technique to learn about a person's fingerprints over time.


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