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Plans have been announced in France to compile one unified database which will comprise the biometric data taken from the passports and identity cards of 60 million citizens.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has urged the UK to be prepared to ‘retaliate in kind’ to any cyber attacks that come its way.
Mastercard has confirmed the European launch of its new biometric authentication app, Identity Check Mobile, which allows users to make payments safely and securely using biometrics to verify their identity.
Do your employees type while they Skype? Watch out - people might be able to figure out what they’re jotting down.
The Group of Seven (G7) industrial powers have agreed on guidelines aimed at protecting the global financial sector from cyber attacks. It comes after a series of attacks over recent months by cross-border cyber criminals at the cost of millions.
Leading IT decision makers have admitted they are not fully prepared for a cyber attack should it happen. According to a new study entitled ‘Taking the Offensive: Working Together to Disrupt Digital Crime’ led by KPMG and BT Group, just 22 per cent of directors responsible for the IT said they would be ready to see off an attack.
Enterprise IT systems are less secure now than the sector was ten years ago, despite billions being spent on cybersecurity. That’s according to Art Coviello, venture partner speaking at the first Structure Security conference in San Francisco.
The Ministry of Defence, through Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer arm of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global allowing for the use of its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology.
Over two-thirds of British consumers feel that biometrics should be used to authenticate their payments according to a survey carried out by Visa.
Identifying people via fingerprints and eyes have become commonplace in the consumer market. Now a new method could be used using brainwaves to identify people and so far, a new study has found that it can identify people with 100 per cent accuracy.
Just a month after starting her role, Harriett Baldwin MP came to see first-hand the world-leading science and technology carried out at the site.
HSBC are rolling out its biometrics system to its business customers. Clients opening new accounts will now be able to open a new account using just a selfie as HSBC moves to make opening accounts simpler and faster.
In a bid to boost Germany’s national security, the country’s interior minister has called for facial recognition to be installed at major border points.
Ploughshare Non-Executive Director Mike Carr appointed as Deputy President of the IET
Biometrics has come a long way from the old fingerprint readers people used to use on the side of laptops. Indeed, it is now possible to have a number of different biometric approaches used for security purposes. Ranging from vein to facial recognition systems, these methods are rapidly becoming a go to security protocol.