Tag: biometrics

Is the Future of Access Control Touchless?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, a handful of physical access control manufacturers were working on creating a frictionless authentication process that would involve a hassle-free and touch-free experience. Fast-forward to 2021, where we’re almost two years into this virus that has made everyone wary of door handles and nearly every […]

Security Breaches and the Dangers of Tailgating

A couple of years back, Boon Edam surveyed a large group of security executives to gauge their understanding of how big a risk tailgating is to their enterprise security and organization overall. The study uncovered something that shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise to any of us, especially as the light was starting to shine […]

Global Study: Security Challenges and Opportunities for the ‘New Hybrid Workplace’

As a rise in variants spurs new uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the globe are tasked with developing a long-term plan and work model—whether in-person, remote, or hybrid—that meets the needs of employees and the business. Amid this transition, Entrust, a provider of trusted identity, payments, and data protection solutions, set out to uncover […]

How Federal Agencies Use Facial Recognition Tech

In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) examines both the current and planned uses of facial recognition technology (FTC) by two dozen federal agencies. According to the GOA, recent advancements have boosted the accuracy and use of automated FRT, making it increasingly important to understand the biometric technology’s applications across the federal […]

Seattle Port Authority Permanently Bans Facial Recognition

The Port of Seattle Commission has voted to permanently ban the use of biometric technology—including facial recognition—for law enforcement, security, and mass surveillance purposes by the Port and any private-sector entities operating at its facilities, including the seaport and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Security Industry Association (SIA), a vocal advocate for the responsible use […]

Facial recognition deepfake concept

Deepfakes Cost Companies Millions, and That’s Just the Beginning

Imagine someone in your billing department gets an urgent call. The CEO is requesting an immediate transfer of funds into a bank account due to an emergency with a very important client. The voice is convincing, and the client is real. Accounting does what it does best—transfers hundreds of thousands of dollars in record time. […]