How Biometric Authentication Is Transforming the Security of Cloud Computing

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The rising use of cloud based biometrics is quickly becoming an indispensable part of businesses. (Photo by Timothy Muza on Unsplash)

The following guest post on the rise of cloud biometrics was sumitted by Jackie Edwards.

When you’re in charge of information security for your organization, the idea that employees can access information anywhere might make you squeamish. Yet, cloud computing continues to grow and is now an indispensable part of any business that wants to stay mobile. So, what can you do as a CIO to keep your data protected? Biometric authentication is here to add extra security to cloud computing.

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How Biometric Tech is Beneficial to Financial Security

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A rise in data breaches is prompting many banks and financial institutions to adopt biometric identification technology for customers and staff. (Photo courtesy of flickr).

The following guest post on the use of biometric technology for individual identification in banking and financial services was submitted by Maricel Tabalba.

A significant increase in data breaches in the past few years has urged many financial institutions to consider using biometric security. The Gemalto breach level index showed that there were 1,540 credit card related data breaches in 2014. Additionally, the Consumer Sentinel Network stated that the number one complaint in their database were concerns regarding identify theft. Continue reading →

Is Your Home Security System Smart or Dumb?

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Home security has rapidly evolved beyond padlocks and deadbolts. Learn more about new technologies now available to better secure your place of residence.

Remember the times, when you used to buy those giant locks with massive keys to secure your houses? Or do you know how that was replaced by one central door key, which was too big to be kept inside your pocket? It’s true that time flies, but the other side is also true that it flies with a lot of changes. Today, security systems have become less complex and more technology based.

With huge technological advancements in recent years, life has become simpler and less of a painstaking journey. One of the best advancements is the ease in security systems provided by the invention of biometrics. This has become bliss for many businessmen and professionals cautious about their belongings. Continue reading →

Philippines Biometric National ID – What Can We Expect?

With the flourishing popularity of biometric national ID programs all over the world, the government of Philippines also shows similar interests to adopt this type of biometric standard. The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte who declares war against the drug cartels of Philippines, is now concerned about the security system. He has given clearance to proceed with the project in the government’s proposed budget 2 billion Philippine pesos (almost 40 million USD) for 2018. Duterte’s hopes are that this project would help to ensure the government’s P89.4-billion conditional cash transfer program will be handed to the rightful recipients.

Duterte said in his budget message to Congress that –

“With built-in Europe, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) chips containing an individual’s personal information and biometric, the national ID will ensure the effective implementation of government services, more specifically social benefits and transfers to entitled individuals”

Duterte also insists the national ID system could address some other government applications including passport, driver’s license, Social Security System, Government Service Insurance System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Home Development Mutual Fund and the National Bureau of Investigation.

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CloudScnr

 

The Philippines government is very sincere about their CCT (Conditional Cash Transfer) program which is aimed to reduce poverty by creating welfare programs which will provide money to people who meet certain criteria. The proposed budget for CCT program is approximately 89.4 billion pesos (US $1.8 billion) which will provide some alleviation programs including educational grants, livelihood aid, and health services to 4.4 million poor households. There will be strict fact check in order for civilians to be eligible for CCT program.

The Philippine government also urges to improve the condition of unemployment problem. They proposed P 7.1 billion dollars for employment skills training and financial assistance to help jobless Filipinos. It would be surely a wise move to help boost the economy of the country.

COMELEC (Commission on Elections) has been using biometric for registering voters in Philippines for a long time. This means the Philippine government already has access to a massive biometric database of the civilian population. This comes as a big surprise for many companies that look to bid for a spot in this type of potentially lucrative government contract. However as with any government project the chances of winning an entire government national ID could end up being very slim.

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CloudABIS

Michael Trader, the President of M2SYS Technology hosted an educational seminar on the biometric system to Philippines congress in 2009. Many things has happened since then and we expect government to cut inefficient bureaucracies and work with most efficient nimble international organizations.

One of the most sophisticated biometric national ID programs is successfully implemented in Turkey, and M2SYS Technology is the proud biometric matching and deduplication technology provider in that program. Each ID card contains three different forms of biometric templates which is unique and makes the system highly secured.

 

Introducing CloudApper: The Benchmark in Rapid Cloud Development Toolsets

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Introducing CloudApper – a rapid cloud development toolset that reduces development cycles, lowers costs, and removes the friction from identity management deployments. (Photo courtesy of pexels.com)

Back in the early days of the Internet, website content management was a bit more complicated. If you weren’t proficient in making modifications to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), chances are that you hired a professional who used a platform like Dreamweaver to upload content changes via file transfer protocol (FTP). The process tended to be cumbersome and often required the services of a professional which meant that you were at the mercy of their availability. Continue reading →

Why Biometrics A Perfect Fit For Home Security

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Is biometric identification management a good fit for home security? (Image courtesy of pixabay)

Biometric technology has empowered the security systems at major corporations, office buildings and government organizations for years, but now this innovation has finally trickled down to the consumer level. In addition to all the other features home security can offer, biometrics can now track individual physical characteristics for safety.

The biometric security systems for home integrate an innovative feature that allows individuals to enter a complex once a biometric scanning unit has identified that individual through the means of specific genetic attribute, such as a fingerprint, palm print. Controlling access to homes or office buildings and particular rooms is the key application of biometrics. Continue reading →

M2SYS and Suprema Partner to Promote CloudABIS

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M2SYS Technology and Suprema form a partnership to help promote the CloudABIS suite designed to remove the friction from developing and deploying a reliable, scalable biometric identity management solution.

Excited to announce that we have joined forces with Suprema to help promote our new CloudABIS suite that was designed to remove the burden and friction from development and implementation of biometric identification management projects around the world. Suprema and their global network of partners will now have access to the CloudABIS suite for projects that use their biometric hardware. Continue reading →

Should Schools Be Using Biometric Technology? Pros & Cons

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The rise of biometric identification in schools has many questioning the merits and privacy implications to students. (Photo courtesy of pixabay)

The following guest post on the use of biometrics in schools was submitted by Gloria Kopp.

Biometrics are the biological measurements that all people have and that are specific to them alone. Biometric data includes your height, your iris, and your fingerprint, all aspects of yourself that are perfectly visible, but that most people can’t really differentiate on sight. A high-resolution image is required to be able to use an algorithm and compare fingerprints, and truly identify a person. A lot of people can see the benefits of using biometrics in schools to monitor attendance and make entrances more secure, however using data of minors could also be risky. The old adage that you can’t fight progress is incredibly relevant here, as there’s no doubt that biometrics in schools will one day become the norm, the issue is figuring out how it will be implemented in a safe and responsible way. Continue reading →

3 Uses for Biometric Security at Home

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Biometric identification management is becoming a more mainstream technology for home security.

The following guest post on the use of biometric identification management to increase home security was submitted by Costea Lestoc.

As you begin looking around for the latest most innovative security options for your home, it’s definitely a good idea to begin looking into biometric scanners and locks. These advanced pieces of security use today’s best innovations with the top technology to create personalized protection at reasonable prices.

When we talk about biometrics, we’re talking about technology in the form of a scanner used to measure a person’s biology. Biometric devices can scan facial features, iris patterns, fingerprints, palm prints and other factors and differentiate person-to-person. This is useful as far as personal protection is concerned. Continue reading →