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Here is a snapshot of what we've been up to recently:

Mastercard rolls out biometric authentication app

October 2016

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.


Typing while Skyping ‘security risk’

October 2016

Do your employees type while they Skype? Watch out - people might be able to figure out what they’re jotting down.


G7 issues cyber security guidelines aimed at protecting financial sector

October 2016

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.


IT decision makers unprepared for cyber attacks, survey finds

October 2016

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 ‘less secure’ than ten years ago, ransomware attacks on the rise

September 2016

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.


MOD and ASV Global sign licence agreement for unmanned surface vehicle software

September 2016

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.


Two thirds of British consumers ‘want’ biometrics to be used in payment authentication

September 2016

Over two-thirds of British consumers feel that biometrics should be used to authenticate their payments according to a survey carried out by Visa.


Brainwaves identify people within 100 per cent accuracy, study finds

September 2016

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.


The new Minister for Defence Procurement has been visiting the Defence Science and Technology Lab

September 2016

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 rolls out ‘selfie’ biometric security system to business customers

September 2016

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.


German minister calls for increased focus on facial recognition technology

September 2016

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

September 2016

Ploughshare Non-Executive Director Mike Carr appointed as Deputy President of the IET


Biometric adoption to contribute to facial recognition market growth

August 2016

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.


Millennials causing upsurge in biometric technology market, research finds

August 2016

The biometric market is moving on from consumer electronics such as phones and moving towards helping banking technologies, according to the latest research from ABI Research who say that millennials are behind this shift.


Global uncertainty and Brexit behind major uptick in biometrics

July 2016

The uncertainty linked to the Brexit vote coupled with the recent terrorism across parts of Europe and the United States has led to a surge of fresh interest in biometrics amid rising concerns regarding global migration and immigration.


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