Blog: December 2014

Recent Border Control Enforcement Policies Revisit Biometrics as Key Implementation Tool

Recent Immigration Action and Border Control Enforcement Policies Revisit Biometrics as Key Implementation Tool

In early November, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an open call for private sector parties to help them understand how to upgrade their biometrics systems.  The call for information was issued by the DHS’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), which “is proactively addressing its next-generation architecture and capabilities for replacing the current biometric system to accommodate the expected growth of populations and the new applications of multimodal biometric identity screening.” 

It is likely no coincidence that this call for information immediately preceded President Obama’s...

Posted by Emilio Martinez, CEO, AGNITIO

FIDO 1.0 final specifications are here!

Today is a special day -- for the FIDO Alliance, AGNITIO, and the world. Today, a vision is becoming a reality. The FIDO Alliance has published the final FIDO 1.0 specifications – a major step forward in eliminating passwords and simplifying and strengthening authentication for consumers, online service providers, and enterprises alike.

It all started with a vision of six market leading companies (AGNITIO was one of the six) in February 2013. Their goal was to allow people to access online services without having to remember and type in passwords, and without fearing that their personal information could be stolen online.

AGNITIO has enabled FIDO authentication in the world’s leading voice biometrics solution. It is now possible to simply speak to unlock your smartphone and securely access your online accounts. FIDO 1.0 specs establish the infrastructure...

Posted by Mike Goldgof, VP Marketing, AGNITIO


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