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Biometrics in the COVID-19 Era

July 17, 2020Mohammed Murad

Access control is undergoing significant changes in the COVID-19 era. It’s no longer enough for public and private organizations to provide access to buildings, critical infrastructure and more based solely on the possession of a plastic access control card.With infections rising in many states, employers want “ and need “ to know who has contracted and recovered from the virus. This group of immune employees, vendors and customers may return to work without social distancing. The...

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Monitoring Matters

Passwords … mind over matter

July 8, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I’m always fascinated when I see articles stating that the top passwords of the year were “password” “1234” or “qwerty” or even “abc” in conjunction with the millions of articles about data breaches that offer easy-to-do actions for people to take to protect their personal data, either personal or work. Why are the exact same, weak passwords being used over and over when people know and understand that data can and most likely will be hacked? I recently attended “The Psychology...

biometrics, cyber security, Cybersecurity, facial biometrics, fingerprint biometric, phishing, secure passwords


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On The Editor's Desk

HID reportedly paid $60m for Lumidigm

February 12, 2014Martha Entwistle

Updated 2/13/14 Identity solution provider HID this week made its second purchase in a month, buying fingerprint biometric provider Lumidigm.In January, HID announced that it had purchased IdenTrust, a provider of digital identities. The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that HID paid more than $60 million for the biometric company. Through a spokesperson HID said that because this is a "private transaction" the company would not comment on the purchase price. I was not able to speak to Jeff Kessler...

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