Is Now the Time to Jump on The Multifactor Biometrics Bandwagon?

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Brent Whitfield. He is the CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc.

Multifactor Biometrics

Multifactor Biometrics

For many security and technology experts, the advantages of multifactor biometrics have been becoming increasingly clear as criminals and security gurus alike continue to pick holes in standalone biometric authentication systems.

Now, for the first time, serious financial forecasts have outlined the potential size of the biometrics market to global infrastructure protection up to 2020 – and it’s pretty big!

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The Top 5 Biometric Associations and Regulatory Bodies Around the World

biometric regulatory bodies

Biometric Associations and Regulatory Bodies around the world

People around the world are more concerned about their security. Everyone wants to ensure proper security at home, in the workplace, on their borders, and other common places. Once upon a time establishing a “secure” environment meant individual identification was checked manually, but those days are dwindling in favor of automated systems that rely on biometric credentials. Biometric identification has emerged as a stable, secure method of individual identification that offers higher security than traditional methods which include passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs), or identification cards.

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Eliminating Ghost Workers with Biometric Identification Management

Ghost workers fraud can be eliminated with biometrics

Having one or two ghost workers in a payroll system may not seem like much, but ghost worker fraud is often a major source of revenue loss for some governments.

A “ghost worker” or a “ghost employee” refers to a real person fraudulently registered in a payroll system who does not work for an organization or government. The “ghost” is actually a real person who is placed in a payroll system using a fictitious person’s profile with the intent of defrauding a government or business into paying pension benefits to someone who doesn’t exist. Having ghost workers in payroll systems or on pension plans has been a major source of fraud for governments around the world.

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5 Ways Biometric Security Will Redefine Mobile Phone Authentication

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Nasrullah Patel

You may be aware of the term “biometrics” – an evolving technology used for identity authentication and access privilege. The word biometrics is derived from the Greek language where bio stands for life and metrics for measure. Biometric security technology was first made commercial in the year 1970. It has become intrinsic for almost all security technologies ranging from government and military standpoints to private organizations, healthcare, and the telecom sector.

Mobile devices play a significant role in everyday life, not only for communicating with others but also used for entertainments and social relationships. Along with the increase in the usage of mobile devices like smartphones, tablet PCs, laptops, and other portable devices, the growth of confidential data like (bank accounts, personal and official e-mails, photographs, video) that these mobile devices store is also increasing. Currently, biometric security is one of the best authentication solutions to raise security within the mobile environment and there are plenty of examples of integrating biometric technology via Mobile App Development that includes; mobile voting, banking, and performing online transactions.

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Infographics: The Impact of Biometrics in Banking

As global financial entities become more digitally-based, banks are piloting new technologies to improve customer and employee identity management in an effort to combat fraud, increase transaction security, and enhance customer convenience. One cutting edge technology increasingly used at many of the world’s top financial institutions is biometrics. In today’s post, we have identified the factors that drive demand for biometrics and the impact it’s generating, especially in the context of identity management in the banking sector. Continue reading →

The Benefits of Measuring Employee Time and Attendance with a Biometric Time Clock

A biometric time clock is the most efficient workforce management tool for a number of reasons

Biometric Time Clocks are a more accurate way to measure employee time and attendance

The days are gone when managers kept manual journals of employee time and attendance to calculate hours worked. These antiquated ways of measuring employee time and attendance do not have the ability to efficiently prevent buddy punching or time theft. Therefore, more companies are looking for a better solution to measure employee working hours and discovering that a biometric time clock offers a more secure alternative to manual timesheets.

A biometric time and attendance system is the automated method of recognizing an employee based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic. The most common biometric features used for employee identification are faces, fingerprints, finger veins, palm veins, irises, and voice patterns. When an employee attempts identification by their biological traits, a biometric hardware device compares the new scan to all available templates in order to find an exact match.
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The Difference between the Iris and the Retina and Why It’s Important In Biometric Identification

Importance of the differences between iris and retina biometrics

Iris recognition is a widely adapted biometric modality for use in border control, national ID, and (shown here) patient identification in healthcare

Iris recognition and retinal scanning are both very reliable modalities for biometric identification. However, both possess different characteristics that have a strong impact on their performance based on the environment and deployment purpose. Both biometric modalities use contactless scanners, but there are notable differences between iris recognition and retinal scanning; one being that iris recognition is considered non-invasive, and retinal scanning as invasive because it beams visible light into the eyes during the scanning process.

These biometric identification technologies are often misunderstood and incorrectly assumed to be one in the same despite their distinct differences. In this post, we will discuss the differences between iris recognition and retinal scanning.

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Why the Cloud may Help Biometrics Reach New Heights

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Arup. Arup is Marketing Manager at OpenXcell Technolabs. He writes about Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Analytics, Games and User Acquisition.

Clouf Solution for Biometric Technology

Although the market for Biometric systems is growing, widespread applicability of these systems still faces a lot of constraints. One of the lingering issues faced by biometrics is to achieve large-scale operational capabilities. In fact, this is stated as one of the key factors by the US government, who currently limits the adoption and penetration of biometric technology. This is where cloud computing can help biometrics a lot.

Massive adoption of biometrics can only be accomplished when it penetrates the small to medium enterprise (SME) industry sector. The problem is, while large companies with deep pockets can set up and manage their own biometrics infrastructure, SMEs cannot afford that luxury. They need something affordable based on economies of scale and a pay-as-you-go model. The cloud fits right into the groove.

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The ABC’s of Biometrics: 25 Terms To Know

The following post was written by Mehedi Hasan, Executive (SEO/ SEM/ PPC) Business Development & Interactive Marketing at M2SYS Technology

Top 25 terms in biometrics explained

We have taken an attempt to explain 25 of the most used terms in biometrics

 

As each day passes, the use of biometric identification management technology is becoming more popular in the modern world. Governments, businesses, religious organizations, and many others seek more reliable ways to achieve accurate individual identification, and many predict that it won’t be too long before biometrics expands into many more touchpoints in our lives from unlocking your cell phone to  performing financial transactions.

You may have even occasionally run across biometric related terms around the web. These terms are becoming more commonplace as the technology accelerates in growth and plays a larger role in our everyday lives. However, some of these biometric terms may be confusing so we assembled a list of the 25 most common terms along with their definitions to help advance your understanding of how the technology works. We hope it will help you to better understand the biometrics industry:

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Improving Workforce Accountability and Productivity with a Biometric Time Clock

Biometric time clock for employee accountability and productivity

Workforce accountability is not an easy thing to quantify, but its importance, along with productivity, has a significant impact on work environment, corporate culture and employee attitude.

If you have identified employee accountability as an issue for your business, you may have already taken measures to find the source behind the problem. Most likely, you have looked into the effectiveness of your leadership, the clarity of your strategic direction, employee engagement, and the execution philosophy of the firm. You may have also studied your employee monitoring and review system. Chances are if you took this step then you probably studied what technology you are using to help keep the gears of the business machine operating.  If you suddenly discovered that you are not using modern technology to safeguard your inventory and profits and more effectively track employee time and attendance with a biometric time clock, you may have uncovered a crack in the shell of your staff accountability platform.

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