The Forecast for Biometric Technology Remains Strong

I’ve always been a “numbers guy” and when I read about the numbers that are forecast for the biometric technology  industry, I can’t help but smile. Many of the significant hurdles that have deferred the global adoption of fingerprint and other biometric technologies have been overcome. (Cost – Performance – Education) The “cost too much” issue has been resolved through streamlined design, increased competition and an ROI that much easier to measure when compared to password resets, the cost of …

Confirming “The Password is Dead”

This morning, I attended a webinar with over 350 other participants that were all interested in the same topic….”Passwords”. Possibly because we all agree that each of us has far too many passwords and that our passwords no longer serve the purpose for what they were intended; regardless of what motivated participants to attend, it was an impressive gathering of industry leaders. “The Password is Dead” was an eye opening webinar attended by those that will help shape the landscape …

BIO-key Presenting at Two Industry Events

This week the company will demonstrate a technology breakthrough that provides large-scale fingerprint matching speeds that are orders of magnitude faster than previous fingerprint matching platforms, while increasing accuracy rates and dramatically reducing the cost to deploy at the Biometric Consortium Conference in Tampa Florida. The Biometric Consortium is two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and …

Apple’s Announcement Validates BIO-key’s Mobile Strategy, but Disappoints in Terms of Leadership

With a little time to contemplate Tuesday’s announcement of Apple’s iPhone 5S, featuring a fingerprint scanner as the central new innovation in their flagship device, it is clear that Apple has given BIO-key two wonderful gifts: 1) validation of our patient belief that mobile devices are, in and of themselves, the “killer app” for fingerprint biometrics, and 2) always on, cloud-connected end user touch-points with integrated fingerprint scanners – lots and lots of them! Finally, the world will understand “first hand” fingerprint authentication’s value proposition, thanks to …

The Evolution of Fingerprints from the Device to The Cloud

Central to any Privilege Entitlement Access Control negotiation is the concept of “risk”.  The level of potential risk to the asset or service determines the required level of security, including strong user authentication, before access is granted.  Further, the binary decision to deploy strong authentication, including biometrics, is also risk based and, specifically economic risk-based, which can also be viewed as economic feasibility.  Stakeholders won’t deploy it if they lose money at it. The reason industry stakeholders and technology leaders …