Blog: 2015

AGNITIO Goes Mobile

A little over a week ago, AGNITIO attended its first Mobile World Congress, or MWC as it is more fondly referred to by those of us that have been going there since its humble days in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
MWC is the #1 event for the mobile industry and this was their most successful show to date with over 93,000 attendees from 200+ countries checking out the products and technologies of over 2100 exhibitors across 8 halls at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.

And it was a really great show for AGNITIO! Biometrics are hot, very hot, and the level of interest in what we are doing is high, if nearly 50 meetings in three and a half days is anything to go by.

While our room m...



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

Customer Experience Key to Adoption of Voice Biometrics

During a webinar held yesterday, Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future, Jesus Aragon, VP of Corporate Business Development and Marketing for AGNITIO, joined Dan Miller, Founder and Senior Analyst at Opus Research; Julia Webb, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VoiceVault; and Alexey Khitrov, President and CEO of SpeechPro, to discuss trends in the usage of voice biometrics (VB).

Moderated by Peter O’Neill, founder and publisher of news and industry portal findBIOMETRICS, the webinar began with findings by Opus Research and then proceeded to answer questions based on VB adoption, use cases, mobile applications, the Internet of Things, privacy, and security. 

Aragon explained that VB offers a “small investment for a huge return....



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

White House Cybersecurity Summit: Microsoft to Embrace Biometrics for Windows 10

New password alternatives and credential technologies announced at White House summit

Last week, Microsoft announced that it will ship a password replacement solution in Windows 10, and plans to support FIDO authentication. Microsoft discussed its plans at the White House Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection summit at Stanford University, where Microsoft and other FIDO Alliance members emphasized the importance of a ubiquitous ecosystem with industry standards. 

However, Microsoft has been discussi...



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

Into Thin Air: Average Company Loses $92.3 Million Annually to Mobile Fraud

Last week, mobile identity company TeleSign and RSA, the security division of EMC, published a report on major corporations’ losses due to fraud carried out on mobile devices. The survey also asked companies about what kind of authentication mechanisms they were currently using, as well as the preferences of their customers. 

The survey asked 250 companies from across a wide spectrum of industry verticals, with average revenues of $2.5 billion.  While the average loss due to mobile fraud was $92.3 million, accounting for roughly 3 percent of revenues, some companies reported that they lost as much as 25 percent of revenues due to mobile fraud....



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

FTC Report: Security Fundamental to Proliferation of IoT

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission published a report outlining a number of recommendations for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry.

“We believe that by adopting the best practices we’ve laid out, businesses will be better able to provide consumers the protections they want and allow the benefits of the Internet of Things to be fully realized,” notes FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.

Security is the primary discussion in the report. Besides building security into devices at the outset rather than as an afterthou...



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

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