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AU biometric security company achieves B Corp cert
Australian biometric security firm Daltrey has announced it has become the first cybersecurity vendor in AU to achieve the B Corp certification.
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Biometrics
LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires behavioural biometric firm BehavioSec
"BehavioSec represents a great addition to an already strong digital identity detection and authentication capability set for LexisNexis Risk Solutions."
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Biometrics
Biometric info to lead to millions in privacy lawsuits
Privacy budgets increased from $1.7 million in 2019 to $2 million in 2021 and are expected to continue to increase at a steady rate, the analysts find.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI succeeds where humans fail to identify biometrics spoofs
"Biometric technology used for identity verification has evolved in recent years to increase speed and accuracy, now significantly outperforming the human eye."
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Distribution
Invixium and Open Options bring biometric solutions to more
Invixium has entered into a strategic distribution agreement in which Open Options will be able to offer Invixium biometric solutions to its network of access control customers.
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Deepfakes
Research finds millennials and boomers fear deepfakes and biometrics most of future tech
Research from Kaspersky finds millennials and boomers are wary of future technologies.
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Cloud
Biometrics solving security challenges of remote and flexible working
"As work becomes more agile, these technologies are a vital bridge to ensuring flexibility and business continuity."
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Cloud Banking Solutions
Bank Australia rolls out voice biometrics designed by Nuance
After a successful test rollout at the end of 2020, the bank is now offering voice-based biometric protection to all customers. 
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Internet of Things
Biometric IoT monetisation opportunities suffer from strategic misalignment - report
Strategic misalignment is the prevalent threat keeping innovative biometric monetisation from reaching critical mass in the larger IoT ecosystem.
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Biometrics
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - GBG exec on digital identity verification tech
GBG regional general manager for A/NZ Carol Chris discusses why digital identity verification technology is becoming more essential and the evolution of biometric tech.
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Printers
Y Soft adds to identity verification solution portfolio
Y Soft is adding to its portfolio of identity verification solutions with the release of a new secure identity verification for networked printers.
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Biometrics
We're not ready for passwordless systems—and that's quite alright
Although passwordless authentication options are gaining prominence, there's a reason why we're still using passwords 60 years after their inception: they're effective. 
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Biometrics
Facial recognition control solution hits A/NZ
The facial recognition reader scans users’ faces to identify them before providing access.
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Biometrics
COVID-19 crushes fingerprint reader market
However, the biometrics market is expected to regain momentum with alternatives already beginning to find their feet.
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Biometrics
Petone identity management firm JNCTN partners with NEC NZ
Petone-based credential management firm JNCTN has created a partnership with NEC New Zealand, which will enable the company to integrate biometric technology into its cloud-based services.
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Biometrics
HPE rolls out AI-based sensor tech to help firms return to work
HPE has developed a new range of technology-based return-to-work solutions designed to control the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.
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Biometrics
Common misconceptions about smart homes and biometrics
The real cause of most attacks is not biometrics itself, but the storage of biometrics data in a centralised database.
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Biometrics
Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
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Biometrics
Concerns over hygiene sends biometric device revenue spiralling
According to ABI Research, the market for biometric devices will plummet by US$2 billion over the course of 2020. 
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Biometrics
Infineon accelerates 3D facial recognition innovation
Infineon says the technology, which uses the REAL3 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, features an easy-to-design integration for smartphone manufacturers. 
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Biometrics
Kiwis 'considerably' more likely to use biometric payments than Australians
The report finds 64% of New Zealanders are familiar with biometrics and 68% have used fingerprint recognition.
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Biometrics
Nuance announces updates to biometric fraud detection offering
A recent Nuance survey found 1 in 4 people have fallen victim to fraud in the last twelve months, each person losing an average of $2,000 due to inefficient passwords.
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Biometrics
Japan rolls out more facial recognition gates at airports
More airports around Japan will soon be rolling out automated facial recognition gates for travellers passing through immigration and passport control.
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Data Protection
UK privacy watchdog 'deeply concerned' about live facial recognition
UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says she is deeply concerned about the rollout of LFR.