Facial recognition technology could prove to be an effective way to authenticate individuals seeking entry to secured buildings or databases storing sensitive information. But the biometric technology already is being abused, and IT security managers employing facial recognition should be careful to encrypt the...
RSA customers who feel victimized by last March's breach of the security vendor's computers have viable options that include continued use of the SecurID authentication tokens, those offered by competitors, or something entirely different: biometrics.
The non-standardized collection device is responsible for 13 percent of the biometric records maintained by DOD, representing some 630,000 DoD records that cannot be searched automatically against FBI's database of about 94 million records.
A preliminary draft of new online authentication guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council puts greater responsibility on the shoulders of financial institutions to enhance security.
The International Biometric Performance Conference entitled Performance, Evaluation and Specification of Biometric Technologies will bring together biometric users, technology providers, integrators and evaluators.
It is time to address the issue of protecting our identity and thanks to the federal government's implementation of PIV smart card credentials; we have a proven technology in place that could be leveraged for a much broader audience.
What will be the hottest skills and competencies within information security in 2010?
Application security and biometrics are among the in-demand skills, according to the latest quarterly published list of the 2009 IT Skills Pay and Demand Trends Report by Foote Partners, LLC.
After fingerprints, iris recognition is the second most supported biometric characteristic, and its popularity as a means of authentication is growing.
Patrick Grother is among the computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Technology Laboratory who are collaborating...
Army Biometrics Taskforce Director Myra Gray sees biometrics as the best identifier of individuals but shouldn't be employed alone as means to shield people's identities from those who would cause harm.
Interview with Myra Gray, Director, U.S. Army Biometrics Task Force
Though fingerprint and iris scans have advantages over passwords and magnetic identity cards as a means to grant access to IT systems, in many instances, the biometric technologies aren't ready to be employed alone, says Myra Gray, director of the...
Interview with Lisa SwanDeputy DirectorBiometrics Task Force, U.S. Army
American combat forces deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq employ biometrics to tell our friends from insurgents and terrorists. Back home, the Defense Department uses similar fingerprint, iris and facial recognition tools to manage access to...