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  • BioSP Case Studies

Three case studies demonstrate how agencies around the world use Aware’s BioSP™ to process and share biometric data

Biometric search workflows require many processes across multiple systems, especially when several government agencies are exchanging biometric information between different countries. For example, enrolling fingerprints to a biometric database for law enforcement is a very different workflow than enrolling them into a civil database for immigration purposes. Even biometric systems that serve the same function can have different data formats. For example, a biometric search service provided by a U.S. federal law enforcement or border management agency might not have the same data formats as one in France, or even as one in another U.S. federal or state agency, [...]

  • Biometrics Automotive Identity

Biometrics on the Road to Automotive Identity

Part One: The Connected Car Future This is not your father’s Oldsmobile. After a hundred years of incremental improvements in the performance, efficiency, safety, and reliability of our automobiles, today we are in the midst of what can be argued is a truly revolutionary change in what it means to drive a car. Our vehicles have become supercomputers on wheels, with hundreds of sensors collecting every imaginable datapoint, thousands of times every second. Advances in wireless connectivity such as those promised by 5G networks are transforming the way we hit the road. Vehicles of all types are connecting to [...]

  • Biometrics in Government - Addressing Vendor Lock-in

Addressing Vendor Lock-In in ABIS Systems | White Paper

“Vendor lock-in” is a term that describes when a technology vendor imposes switching costs upon their customer—intentionally or otherwise—to make it unattractive for them to replace their installed products. It’s done by designing and deploying a system in such a way that makes it exceedingly difficult, risky, or expensive to replace part or all of the system. The effect is that the vendor can earn a virtual monopoly within that account on future product and service revenue. The phenomenon is universal, but vendor lock-in has occurred in the biometrics realm, typically involving deployment of an AFIS/ABIS (automated fingerprint/biometric identification [...]

  • Liveness Detection Case Study

Mobile biometrics and liveness detection | Case Study

How Latin American banks are using Knomi® to win more customers and prevent fraud Dramatic advances in mobile phone technology and networks present banks the opportunity to make their services more accessible.  Customers can now use their mobile devices to quickly apply for new accounts and credit lines, access their account information, and perform purchases and transactions, all without ever visiting a branch or ATM. Credit towards purchase of big-ticket items such as home appliances, electronics, and furniture can be issued on the spot by retailers at the point of purchase. By many measures, Latin America leads the world [...]

  • Liveness Detection in Biometrics

Liveness detection in biometrics is essential for mobile authentication and onboarding

Mobile biometrics offer banks and other businesses a way to more effectively verify the identities of their new and existing customers. Mobile onboarding allows a prospective banking customer to open an account without visiting a branch. Biometrics make this identity proofing process more robust and secure. New customers can then use their biometrics in place of passwords for more secure and convenient mobile authentication. Facial recognition is a particularly useful biometric modality for mobile onboarding and authentication: ● Nearly all mobile devices have built-in cameras that support it. ● The user experience of capturing a “selfie” is exceptionally intuitive and [...]

  • Biometrics in Government eBook

Biometrics in government: Enhanced security and convenience for citizens

A brief history of biometrics Fingerprint-based identification began in law enforcement. An Argentine detective first solved a crime using a latent print (left behind by the perpetrator) in 1892. In 1901, detectives in England and Wales officially began using fingerprints in criminal identification. Their use snowballed from there. By 1946, the FBI managed a library of 100 million fingerprints, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. The agency developed the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in the 1970s to manage the massive and still-growing collection more effectively. AFIS became “Integrated AFIS” (IAFIS) in 1999 to help law enforcement agencies share [...]

  • Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work

WHITE PAPER | Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work

BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES TAKE US TO THE NEXT LEVEL - New Work Means New Security Challenges: Work has changed. Advances in mobility and connectivity have accelerated the evolution of the modern business, allowing new types of enterprises to emerge. Thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices, the classic nine-to-five workday confined to the cubicles of an office space is no longer the norm.

  • Web-based Biometric Identity Proofing

CASE STUDY | The World’s Largest Employer Uses a Web-Based Platform for Biometric Identity Proofing

The US Department of Defense uses Aware’s WebEnroll™ platform on 3,500 workstations for browser-based biometric enrollment and data management to make their background check system more secure and its maintenance more efficient. The U.S. Department of Defense workforce consists of 1.4 million men and women in uniform, and over 800,000 civilian personnel. The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is the agency responsible for administering the DOD’s personnel-related tasks, including background checks for all in-uniform and civilian employees. Each year, thousands of new employment applications are processed. Part of the employee onboarding process is to collect the fingerprints of every [...]

  • Biometrics in Government

WHITE PAPER | Biometrics in government: how cross-jurisdictional search services strengthen biometric identification

Governments worldwide rely on passports and the relatively limited biographic information they contain for identification of citizens in a variety of critical applications, such as immigration and border management. But they are increasingly using biometrics to augment their identity proofing efforts. Biometrics such as a fingerprint, face, and iris are more unique, consistent, and fraud-resistant than simple biographics like name and date of birth, making them useful as a conclusive identifier. This is not surprising, considering that the most critical data on passports is arguably the facial image; without it, a passport is useless. Download PDF here if [...]

  • Biometrics in Healthcare

Biometrics in healthcare: Improved safety and privacy for patients

Biometrics Are Coming to Healthcare: Why Now? Global healthcare has shifted away from its reliance on paper-based medical records toward use of electronic health records (EHR). The benefits of using EHRs to quickly retrieve patient data include: Accurate and up-to-date information at the point of service Highly coordinated and efficient care Secure sharing of patient data among physicians Fewer medical errors Safer prescribing practices But these benefits depend on hospitals, clinicians, and other healthcare facilities to accurately verify patient identities during all medical encounters. Some healthcare institutions have addressed this reality by moving away from biographics-based identification (name, date [...]

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