Weekly news briefs detailing new reports on the fingerprint sensor and smart card markets as well as details on the Norwegian Police PKI project and improvements in fingerpint spoofing from NexID.
The U.S. Treasury had made progress but a lot of work has to be done for PIV compliance. Some 15% are still without credentials, 21% of facilities have PIV-enabled physical access control system and only 5% use the PIV for logical access.
21 Oct, 2014Google deploys FIDO Alliance authentication spec
Internet giant supporting multiple tokens for two-factor authentication
This isn’t Google’s first foray into multi-factor authentication — the Authenticator app was launched in 2011 — but with support for the FIDO Alliance standard, the Internet giant is hoping to enable multiple tokens for secure access to data.
20 Oct, 2014Bolstering borders
New technologies create virtual fences
The Security Industry Association looks at some of the potential technologies that can help the U.S. secure its borders. From biometric exit and entry to fences, real and virtual there are a variety of systems that can help protect the borders.
How this may work for citizens
President Barack Obama signed an executive order on cybersecurity with a focus on payment card security, identity theft and authentication. The focus of the announcement was on the move to EMV and the more secure chip and PIN technology. But, event more significantly, a short section of the executive order focused on a move to more secure authentication by government agencies.
16 Oct, 2014Netflix tests Bluetooth-enabled access control
Employees at Netflix used Bluetooth low energy on different Samsung and Apple smart phones for physical access control. The company used HID Global’s Mobile Access solution along with the company’s “Twist and Go” gesture technology.
Tangerine is enabling banking customer to use the fingerprint scanner on iPhones as an additional factor of authentication to access their accounts on the mobile devices and will introduce voice biometrics later this year.