Authentication

The Password is Dead?


The password is dead, or at least that was what Bill Gates proclaimed in 2004. Since then, the password has been declared defunct many times by industry leaders and pundits. Death knells for the much maligned, but much used passwords have now reached a frantic level. Despite the strident proclamations of the demise of...

Market Trends

Biometrics – The Evolving State Regulatory Landscape


There has been a lot of press lately regarding concerns around the use of biometric technology and privacy largely fueled by recent class action lawsuits aimed at high-profile companies like Google, Shutterfly and Facebook. Although only a handful of states...

Enrollment

Biometric Industry & Academia Gather for IARPA N2N Fingerprint Challenge


I just returned from participating in last week’s human-subject testing for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge. The event was program managed by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)...

Authentication Fundamentals

Multi-Factor Authentication and Single Sign-On Explained


The simple combination of a user ID and password is no longer good enough to protect our most vulnerable information. Identity theft, data breaches, malware and malicious actors means digital security must evolve one step ahead of security threats to stay...

Market Trends

Retail Loss Prevention Strategies – Part I


In this blog series, I am going to talk about challenges facing the retail industry and share some strategies for protecting hard won profits while increasing efficiency at the store front. The good news is that there are concrete steps that retailers can...

Authentication Fundamentals

EU General Data Protection Regulations. What You Need to Know


If you do business in or with the European Union there are important changes coming that will impact how your business collects, stores, and manages personal user data for citizens of EU member states. Known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),...