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

2020-01-21T09:25:46-05:00By |

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 [...]

Biometrics on the Road to Automotive Identity

2019-12-09T09:17:17-05:00By |

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 [...]

Addressing Vendor Lock-In in ABIS Systems | White Paper

2019-12-20T12:25:17-05:00By |

“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 [...]

Mobile biometrics and liveness detection | Case Study

2019-12-20T11:10:11-05:00By |

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 [...]

ID Talk Podcast: David Benini on Biometrics in Government and Aware’s “Open ABIS”

2019-11-26T12:21:06-05:00By |

It’s Government Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics so for the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast, host Peter Counter spoke with David Benini, Vice President, Marketing and Product, at Aware. Listen to the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast: The in-depth conversation begins on the topic of what we talk about when we talk about government [...]

Liveness detection in biometrics is essential for mobile authentication and onboarding

2019-12-03T16:12:39-05:00By |

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 [...]

Biometrics-based patient identification: a prescription for better healthcare  

2019-08-29T09:31:57-04:00By |

The introduction of electronic health records has improved healthcare providers’ abilities to securely exchange patient data. Health data gives practitioners the most up-to-date medical information, including medications, allergies, and other health-related factors that influence treatment. But EHR is only effective if clinicians are confident the health record actual belongs to the person they’re treating. Unfortunately, no standard [...]

Optimizing biometric algorithms for large-scale law enforcement applications

2019-11-26T12:35:04-05:00By |

The use of biometrics in law enforcement dates as far back as the late 1800s. But early matching methods such as the Henry System were time-consuming and often inconclusive; it wasn’t until the 1970s that computers began helping law enforcement agencies automate fingerprint matching to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy. In the 1980s, the FBI [...]

Civil ABIS for Citizen ID and Border Management 

2019-08-27T11:49:12-04:00By |

A civil ABIS (automated biometric identification system) stores and searches biometric data enrolled from a civilian population for applications such as citizen credentialing and border management. Its purpose is to compare one biometric sample (e.g. fingerprint, face, or iris) to those of everyone else in one or more databases in order to retrieve that record [...]

Biometrics for Identity Proofing in the Private Sector 

2019-11-26T11:34:32-05:00By |

Before an employer officially hires new personnel, security protocols typically require them to verify their applicant’s claimed identity. This process is known as “identity proofing”.  It ensures that the identity information supplied by the applicant is truthful and accurate, answering the question, “who are you?” and in doing so, establishing them as a trusted employee. That employee’s identity can then verified and authenticated for future security-related purposes, such as physical access control or systems login.   Identity proofing is critical in part because it helps employers know with confidence who it is [...]