Speed Read

New York State School District Holds Off on Start Date for Surveillance System (Gov Tech, Jan 10, 2019)
Lockport wants to invest $1.4 million in a camera security system that uses facial recognition technology, but privacy concerns have held up the project.

Biometrics in 2019: Increased Security or New Attack Vector? (Threat Post, Jan 09, 2019)
Should we pump the brakes on the roll out of biometric security to first consider whether we are creating new vulnerabilities?

Cybersecurity And The Post-Password Internet (Security Info Watch, Jan 10, 2019)
A look at three technologies poised to bridge the gap as passwords increasingly become obsolete

PSNI To Publish DNA Retention Policy After Human Rights Case (BBC, Jan 09, 2019)
The formal policy will provide guidance to the public on how they can find out if their biometric data has been retained by police and why. The case was brought by a man who had fingerprints and DNA kept by police.

CES 2019: Privacy A Big Focus in Las Vegas (iapp, Jan 08, 2019)
Given all of the developments that unfolded in 2018, one figured privacy would have to make a notable splash in Las Vegas. The EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was passed, and data breaches continued to make headlines.

Fingerprint and Face Unlock: WhatsApp Becomes Safer (Android Pit, Jan 10, 2019)
New locking methods will soon make it even easier to secure WhatsApp against unauthorized access. In the future, the popular messenger can be locked with fingerprints or face recognition to hide private messages from strangers.

Algorithmic Justice League Launches New Campaign To Prevent Facial Recognition Software Industry From Selling Or Buying Tech That Can Be Weaponized (Ethical Marketing News, Jan 08, 2019)
Accountability means that artificial intelligence (AI) vendors and clients commit to not allow the technology to be used for lethal targeting or other abuse, and continually monitor AI for racial, gender, and other harmful bias.

Multifactor Authentication Is Needed To Combat ‘sSynthetic’ Biometrics (Payment Source, Jan 09, 2019)
News of potential synthetic biometrics is alarming and could eventually turn out to be a new permutation in credential stuffing, as hackers are able to access parts of fingerprints, reproduce them, then use them in large-scale attacks.

AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders From Photos Of Patients’ Faces (The Scientist, Jan 08, 2019)
Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers.

Member News & Views

Fighting Identity Fraud (IDEMIA, Jan 09, 2019)
It’s true, digitalization has disrupted the world as we know it – changing the way we pay, travel, have fun and identify ourselves. But let’s not forget that at the start of every transaction, whether in the physical or digital space, is a reliable, fraud-resistant identity document. We sat down with Isabelle Poulard, VP Passport and Driver License at IDEMIA to take a closer look at how IDEMIA protects citizens’ identities and combats fraudsters.

How to Find the Best Identity and Access Management Solution in 2019 (Crossmatch, Jan 07, 2019)
Identity and access management (IAM) — ensuring that only the right people have the right access to the right systems at the right time — is a vital part of any organization’s cybersecurity. Properly-implemented identity and access management can significantly reduce the risk of criminals, hackers, and other bad actors compromising your sensitive systems and information.

ACI-NA Webinar: Cybersecurity (January 24, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm) (Airports Council International, Jan 10, 2019)
Join us for a webinar to explore the findings of the 2018 Air Transport Cybersecurity Insights, which identifies investment priorities and challenges, as well as to learn more about how the ACI Cybersecurity Task Force is working to expedite more effective industry safeguards.


connect:ID 2019, Washington, DC (April 29 - May 1, 2019) (IBIA, Jan 10, 2019)
onnect:ID is an innovative international conference and free global exhibition that focus on identity technologies and their management in both the physical and digital worlds. Its mission is to showcase the potential of next-generation identity solutions, and to highlight how disruptive technology and policy decisions are driving much needed change.


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