Biometrics

Successfully Solving a Murder Case: Biometrics Leave No Room for Doubt

While often used for identification purposes to cross an international border or to gain access to a device or a location, biometrics―such as fingerprints―have advanced to become an integral part of criminal and forensic investigations.

Taking Mobile Authentication Mainstream

The online hub for the modern workforce is the mobile phone—making reliable, frictionless security critical. Without it, text messages, location data, contacts and any account information stored on the phone is at risk for theft and misuse. Moreover, the broader universe of enterprise applications accessed through the mobile device can be imperiled.

Protecting Biometrics at Rest, an Essential Tutorial

Biometric authentication is fast and convenient. Touch your phone and it is unlocked. Look through an iris scanner and enter a secure room. Speak into your phone for hands-free authentication. Governments, law enforcement, airports, and corporations use it. However, is biometric authentication that simple? Not really when you consider the policy issues, privacy concerns, and complexity of biometric data protection.

Six Simple Steps for Choosing a Rapid Identity Solution (Rapid ID)

Every day law enforcement, border control and other agencies use official documents to confirm a person’s identity. But what happens when the person they encounter doesn’t possess an acceptable document, or when the document they do have doesn’t appear to be genuine? In today’s world, it’s increasingly important to know the real identity of a person to determine if they are a threat.

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Biometrics: Balancing Security with Privacy and Convenience

When employing biometrics, there is a balance between privacy and security. Government entities are entrusted with keeping their citizens safe from both external and internal threats and biometrics are a useful tool to meet this expectation. However, there is a risk that corrupt governments can use biometrics to monitor citizens on issues not directly related to security, thus violating their privacy.

Will Biometrics Help in the War on Terrorism?

The recent anniversary of September 11th reminds us that terrorist attacks and threats have risen across the world. Consequently, governments and local and international authorities have invested more resources to secure their borders and their ID documents with the objective of:

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