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Lenel OnGuard Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Lenel, a global leader in advanced security systems, is pleased to announce the OnGuard 7.4 security management platform has been nominated to compete in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program. OnGuard Version 7.4...
NCCoE, together with several technology vendors, have developed cybersecurity guidance that demonstrates how federal agencies can use standards-based, commercially available cybersecurity technologies to establish multi-factor authentication that meets today's PIV standards for information systems and websites accessed by mobile devices that lack PIV Card readers. (Courtesy of HID Global, 2017 'ASTORS' Award Winner for Integrated Security Management Solutions.)

NIST Releases New Cybersecurity Practice Guide for Mobile Devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is excited to announce the latest draft of Special Publication 1800-12: Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials in now available. This latest draft incorporates comments on...
Unlike traditional biometric authentication technology, Hitachi's public type biometric authentication infrastructure (PBI) does not need to preserve biological information itself such as finger vein and can complete authentication using public key converted to data difficult to decode.

Hitachi Links Finger Vein to Blockchain for Retail Payments

Hitachi and KDDI Corporation are trialling a new blockchain system which enables payments to made using a finger vein scanner, with data stored on the purpose-built blockchain. In this experiment, KDDI and two...
The new benchmark for intelligent video management systems (VMS) Symphony is a software platform that allows you to control your entire video surveillance system from one central location. Connect and configure cameras, monitor open spaces, implement video analytics, or use centralized cloud management tools for multi-site management.

Senstar Symphony Receives Lenel Factory Certification (See Video)

Senstar Corporation, a competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, announced that Senstar Symphony (formerly Aimetis Symphony) has received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Senstar Symphony interfaces with the...
Forgot your license? No problem now that Louisiana leads nation with this new app. Envoc, through a partnership with the State of Louisiana, is the developer behind this innovative technology.

Louisiana Launches First Digital Driver’s License: LA Wallet (Video)

Creating and legally enforcing a digital driver's license is a challenge no state has been able to overcome, until now. Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced that Louisiana’s new digital driver’s license...
An increasing number of criminals in Massachusetts are taking action to damage their fingers to order to conceal their identities from law enforcement.

Erasing the Evidence: Massachusetts Sees Spike in Fingerprint Alterations

By Hillary Chabot, The Boston Herald and GOPUSA The number of criminals trying to hide their identities by burning, hacking and mutilating their fingerprints is skyrocketing in the Bay State — and...
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AnyVision Secures $28M Series A to Lead the Global AI Industry (Videos)

AnyVision, a world leader in the design and development of artificial intelligence and computer vision technology, has secured $28 million in Series A financing led by Bosch, the German multinational technology...
Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms (FOFRA) Prize Challenge

IARPA Prize Challenge Seeks AI Face Recognition Solution

Can you leverage the data outputs of multiple face recognition algorithms to improve overall accuracy? There is a large literature on biometric fusion intended to improve accuracy via fusion of multiple modalities...
Unmonitored manhole/vault covers pose significant vulnerability access points to sensitive governmental areas & critical infrastructure locations for physical attack, frequently missed in perimeter protection strategies, as evidenced for example, by the Metcalf attack (Image courtesy of Cleveland Electric Labs)

FiberStrike Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Multi-Video)

When dignitaries or high-profile individuals visit cities, municipal crews often weld manholes shut in vulnerable locations to ensure safety, costing tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars each time they must...
Recognize staff, students, and visitors in real time to help enhance school safety with Secure, Accurate facial Recognition (SAFR) using existing IP-based cameras and readily available hardware

SAFR Face Recognition Free to K-12 Schools in US & Canada (Video)

RealNetworks, is offering free and immediate availability of SAFR™ for K-12, an AI and machine learning based facial recognition solution to help enhance safety in over 100,000 K-12 schools in the United States and Canada. At...