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...

Biometric Identity

5 Ways to Reduce Employee Theft


You would think that an economy approaching full employment would be enjoying lower levels of employee theft. Think again. The data says just the opposite. Way back in 1999, an anonymous survey conducted by a forensic accounting and investigation firm...

Biometric Identity

BIPA – The Road Forward


There have been approximately 50 class action lawsuits filed in the last year seeking redress for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), one of several state laws regulating the commercial use of biometric data. It will...

Authentication

What Data Protection Officers Need to Know for GDPR


Data Protection Officers (DPOs) are required to oversee an IT security strategy compliant with a myriad of GDPR requirements across the EU. If you’re reading this, you may be a newly appointed DPO, or responsible for naming one. DPO’s are required in public...

Biometric Identity

Has BIPA Succeeded or Failed to Fulfill its Objectives?


The Origins of BIPA In 2008 a biometric payments company, Pay By Touch, spectacularly failed and ceased operations. This created widespread concern in Illinois, home of the defunct company, because it left the status of biometric data belonging to almost...

Biometric Fundamentals

Livescan Fingerprinting — Your Questions, Answered, Part 2


In our first post we answered what livescan fingerprinting is, its common uses, advantages and a few features to consider when specifying a system. In this post, we will define FAP levels and review livescan certifications, as well as provide an overview of...