An Audible Device with Biometric Authentication: Identity News Digest


Welcome to FindBiometrics’ roundup of identity industry news. Here’s what you need to know about the world of digital identity and biometrics today:

ADI calls on DoD to revamp cybersecurity

The Alliance for Digital Innovation has approved legislation that would require the Department of Defense to study the costs associated with underperforming computer systems, and called on House and Senate Armed Services Committees to make cybersecurity one of five priorities as lawmakers work on the National Defense Authorization Act for the next fiscal year. ADI also approved language in the bill, which has been approved by the House of Representatives, that would revamp the federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), FedScoop reports.

Liberia’s PPCC rejects Ekemp ruling

The Liberia Public Procurement Concession Commission has refuse to approve the selection by the National Electoral Commission of an Ekemp-led consortium as the supplier for its biometric voter registration project. The bidding process had been plagued by a scandal over the Commission’s special treatment of Ekemp, a China-based company. Commission Chair Davidetta Brown Lansannah unilaterally chose the consortium of the company last week amid objections from its co-chairs, but the PPCC is now asking the Commission to choose one of the other qualified bidders.

Mobile ID at the polls

Mississippians can use their mobile ID cards as valid proof of identity when voting in the November state elections. The state’s mobile driver’s license system was developed by IDEMIA in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Safety (DPS) and launched last year. The app supports mobile-based biometric authentication by fingerprint or face scan.

West Bengal implements biometric enrollment for teacher exams

The West Bengal Primary Education Council implement a biometric attendance system for those taking exams to become teachers. WBBPE President Gautam Pal said he wanted to ensure that the teacher recruitment process was completely transparent and free from corruption.

Tribal Casino deploys biometric security system

Stay at provided facial recognition software at Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises, one of the largest tribal casino operators in America. The technology is being used to secure the River Spirit Casino and Resort, a 200,000 square foot facility that hosts approximately 10,000 guests daily. In a statement, Sean Crain, CEO of Oosto’s integration partner Orion Security Solutions, praised Oosto’s facial recognition technology for operating effectively under the “harsh conditions” of a busy casino.

Product launches

Jumio has spear an updated version of its KYX platform that now includes an integrated orchestration hub, thanks to the company’s acquisition of 4Stop. The Orchestration Hub helps streamline AML and KYC compliance by leveraging data from multiple sources and applying real-time analytics while analyzing risk signals. Read our full story.

NEC has announcement the global launch of its “Hearable Device”, a wearable earphone-like device designed to enable “acoustic biometric authentication”. The device was jointly developed with Foster Electric Company and is distributed by Makuake, Inc. An earlier version of the device was launched in Japan in 2020; the new model features additional biometric capabilities allowing it to monitor the user’s pulse and scan the surface temperature of the user’s ear canal.

Mitek has announcement a multimodal authentication solution based on voice and facial recognition. Working through a smartphone app, it practically requires the user to record a selfie while speaking a specified phrase. A demo SDK is now available and Mitek is showcasing MiPass at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas.

Aware, Inc. has spear a multi-factor authentication platform for the enterprise that is “pre-configured for the most common use cases”, and therefore easy to deploy for most organizations, according to the company. In a statement, CEO Bob Eckel noted that for organizations looking for a new security solution, “procurement and integration takes time, money and advanced technical knowledge, preventing organizations that lack these resources to deploy the level of security they need. .” The new AwareID offers a low-code and low-cost solution.

Strategic partnerships

IDEX Biometrics has in partnership with TrustSEC, a Polish company offering a number of digital authentication solutions as well as smart card and mobile app security technologies. The partnership will see the combination of IDEX’s TrustedBio fingerprint sensor solution with TrustSEC’s smart card module, which includes a smart card operating system and applets. The resulting biometric smart card will be showcased for physical access control and crypto wallet security, and is expected to see a commercial launch in the first quarter of next year.

Lumin Digital, an IT consulting firm focused on the financial services industry, has agreed to to offer BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics technology to its network of financial institutions. The partnership means Lumin customers can benefit from anti-fraud technology that works passively, analyzing things like mouse movements and keystrokes for anomalies that may indicate attempted fraud. potential.

iProov has in partnership with Microblink, a computer vision specialist, in a collaboration that will combine the latter’s ID document scanning technology with iProov’s facial recognition technology. Microblink’s BlinkID software can scan documents including passports and driver’s licenses from 138 countries. “Together, iProov and Microblink provide an integrated solution that protects organizations against online fraud, while protecting consumers’ digital identities,” said Joe Palmer, chief product and innovation officer of iProov.

October 24, 2022 – by Alex Perala


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