About Doug Wood

Doug is responsible for Aware’s business development and sales to domestic commercial markets, with particular focus on FIDO® Suite and Inquire™ software products for biometric authentication and identity resolution, respectively. Doug has over twenty years’ experience marketing and selling enterprise software solutions worldwide, with extensive background in data technologies and identity resolution, and deep knowledge of the fraud and compliance markets for banking, retail, and other markets. Doug is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Biometrics for banks: identity protection and regulatory compliance

By | 2017-03-24T12:46:59+00:00 January 12th, 2017|

Identity authentication based on biometric matching continues to grow along with consumer acceptance in both private and public sectors. Biometrics, the unique physical characteristics that all human beings have, include fingerprints and iris scans, as well as facial and voice matching. These modalities can all be used – to various extents – to clearly identify [...]

FIDO Adoption Pushes Passwords the Way of the Dodo

By | 2017-03-24T12:46:59+00:00 October 19th, 2016|

Of all the things we do online, managing our passwords has to be our least favorite. The horror stories are told over and over again – password phishing, stolen identities, data breaches. Billions of dollars are spent every year by business, government, and consumers in an attempt to safeguard our most cherished belongings: our identities. [...]

Biometric Authentication Part II: Convenience and Security

By | 2017-03-24T12:47:00+00:00 July 19th, 2016|

In Part One of this series, we looked at the topic of government and commercial organizations being hacked. Gaining access to our personal information is the objective of these breaches, and despite massive investments in anti-hacking technology there seems no end in sight. With that vicious cycle in mind, perhaps it’s time to make the [...]

Biometric Authentication Part I: A New Consumer Paradigm

By | 2017-03-24T12:47:00+00:00 July 7th, 2016|

2015, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar, was the year of the sheep. In reality, though, it turned out to be the year of the hack. T-Mobile. ScottTrade. Ashley Madison. Even the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). All were victims of cyber hacking in 2015, and the personally identifiable information (PII) of millions was [...]