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biometrics, machine learning, privacy and being a woman in tech – Naked Security Podcast – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

To celebrate International Women’s Day we invite you to this all-female splinter episode. We discuss privacy, biometrics, machine learning, social media, getting into cybersecurity and, of course, what it’s like to be a woman in tech.

Host Anna Brading is joined by Sophos experts Hillary Sanders, Michelle Farenci and Alice Duckett.

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DHS THINKS BIOMETRICS CAN ‘IMPROVE DAILY LIFE

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The Homeland Security Department wants to know how biometrics—fingerprints, iris scans, facial images, and other snapshots of a person’s biological characteristics—can be used to help citizens, instead of just surveilling them. DHS has awarded a sole-source contract to the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Identity, a research unit…

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Problem Passwords And Burgeoning Biometrics

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Over the last 20 years identity has gone through a lot of change. Paper processes have evolved to electronic data, and consequently, paper documents are used less often in the verification process people have to go through when interacting with regulation and authority. This change has stemmed from organisations like…

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Rise in use of biometrics products for cyber-security, report predicts

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As fraud rises, a new report has revealed that biometric-based authentication is set to become more prevalent in the UK. A new report is predicting a significant rise in the use of biometric products, as organisations look to prevent fraud and protect their estate from organised cyber-crime groups. Fraud, as…

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Intelligence Analyst Biometrics 3

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Intelligence Analyst Biometrics 3

Location: Bethesda, MD US
Job Category: Intelligence
Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Status: Must be Current

Job Description:
POSITION SUMMARY:
The forensic analyst will provide mid-level identity exploitation biometrics focused on DOMEX I2 exploitation, face matching adjudication and

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U.S. credit card firms ought to adopt biometrics over PIN, says Michigan senator

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U.S. credit card firms ought to adopt biometrics over PIN, says Michigan senator

U.S. credit card firms ought to adopt biometrics in order to surpass the security standards of their European counterparts rather than simply catching up, according to a report by Fedscoop. Peters’ remarks come at a time when the chip-embedded credit cards rolling out in the U.S. fall short of the security features of credit cards in Europe. “Chip and signature [cards] … are actually behind where the Europeans and others [are], and we’ll probably leapfrog over that technology very rapidly to get into biometrics and other kinds of security measures,” said Michigan Senator Peters, who co-founded the Senate Payments Innovation Caucus earlier this year. Credit card firms in the U.S. have only recently been swapping out the old magnetic strip cards with new microchip-embedded cards, which creates a unique code for every transaction, ensuring that they are less susceptible to fraud. European credit card firms have been using this same chip technology for years. However, American chip cards simply require a signature for user verification, unlike European chip cards which opt for the more secure PIN system for authorization. Many retailers argue that chip and signature cards only partially protect consumers from fraud attacks and fail to offer any protection […]

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