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Exclusive: Moving away from passwords to two-factor authentication
New developments in ‘zero log-in’ technology look set to redefine the authentication process as we know it and put paid to the dubious protection offered by passwords.
Making biometric technology more secure – One Identity
There are distinct security advantages to using something that’s a unique part of the user, rather than something they must recall from memory.
How voice biometric solutions reduce friction and cut fraud
"By deploying voice biometric solutions, organisations are able to authenticate customer transactions instantly."
NEC invests in Tascent, a US-based iris biometric system company
"This investment and partnership will enable the two companies to jointly enhance the capacity of iris recognition."
Why voice biometrics will end the password era
Voice biometrics is a tried and tested security measure that more and more organisations are putting in place as more consumers ask for it.
Silent authentication may be the next best thing for last-mile delivery
While most conglomerate merchants now offer decent delivery options, improvements remain to be made.
Biometrics: Adding the human touch to cybersecurity
Biometric security is no longer confined to sci-fi movies like Star Trek or spy films such as the Kingsman and James Bond series.
Visa carves out security roadmap for consumer payment technologies
The payments industry should now be almost ready to embrace the future of consumer technologies like biometrics, says Visa.
Govt launches National Security Science and Technology Policy
"Australia needs to remain at the forefront of science and innovation so we can meet any new and emerging threats to our security."
Despite a 60% breach rate, Australians have firm grasp on cybersecurity
60% of Australian respondents polled in this year’s Telstra Security Report 2018 say their business has been interrupted due to a security breach.
It's up to the shareholders: Thales launches offer to acquire Gemalto
Thales and Gemalto are readying themselves for a merger that may well create a world leader in digital security.
Gemalto and Dai Nippon Printing develop facial recognition for mobile banking
"Gemalto's facial recognition can bolster mobile banking security and provide a mobile authentication method customers love and trust."
Unisys to build on Dept of Home Affairs' biometric tech to track travellers
Department of Home Affairs has accepted Unisys’ bid to supply biosecurity tech to track travellers moving in and out of Australia’s borders.
New rapid voice cloning tech could spell end for voice authentication
Baidu unveiled a new system that can clone your voice using just 3.7 seconds of audio, a scary thought in the era of voice biometric authentication.
Fujitsu rolls out Biometrics-as-a-Service to Australian enterprises
Fujitsu's cloud-based multimodal biometrics-as-a-service solution will enable Australian organisations to deploy biometric authentication.
Biometrics vs passwords: How the generation gap is shaping workplace security
Millennials are moving beyond the world of passwords and quickly embracing biometrics, leaving the older generations to continue using passwords.
Fujitsu rolls out biometric palm vein authentication in Japan offices
Fujitsu is rolling out its biometric palm vein authentication solutions within its own company to replace passwords used by around 80,000 employees.
NEC contributes biometric & sensor tech to Singapore public safety trials
The security trials, conducted over a 12-month period, were held both in and near Jurong Island as part of the Safety and Security Industry Programme.
IoT, AI, blockchain, biometrics – Hitachi Vantara's 10 key trends for 2018
Smart object storage, analytics and AI, and the extension of agile methodologies across the enterprise will all play key roles during the coming year.
How the future will blur the lines of authentication & identity management
According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords.
NEC Australia says advanced recognition systems will protect citizens
"Our advanced recognition systems are at the forefront of biometrics internationally," says NEC Australia director of sales and solutions Andy Hurt.
Exclusive: ESET on why the humble password is here to stay
"So how long is ‘really long’? I recommend a minimum of twelve characters with mixed-cases and numbers or symbols. Even longer is better."
Will the iPhone X's Face ID be hackable? Security expert weighs in
The iPhone X’s facial recognition technologies have been called into question by a security consultant who claims that no tech is ever unbeatable.
US research team takes biometric scanning to heart
According to the study’s lead author Wenyao Xu, “No two people with identical hearts have ever been found”.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Review: Cut through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
What does sustainable compliance look like?
Getting an organisation compliant is one thing, keeping it that way is another.
Identity governance: The all-in-one solution for GDPR compliance
The GDPR affects any company that deals with individuals living in the EU and has very specific requirements for the treatment of their personal
Whitepaper: The key to compliance is governing access to data
By implementing a governance-based approach to identity governance, companies can secure their organisation’s sensitive data.