No Company Is An Island: Collaborating for Frictionless Identification Solutions

The security industry was buzzing last week in San Antonio, Texas, with two important industry events, Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) and AMAG Technology Security Engineering Symposium (SES), respectively. Tech partners, A&Es. industry leaders, vendors, integrators and end users came together to learn about the latest innovations and products on offer. The major topic of discussion at both shows was: where is the industry heading? The answer reverberated [...]

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Reflection and Vision After Frost & Sullivan Award Win

Last week, I, along with my colleagues, Major General (res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, (President) Gary Drutin (CEO), Avi Naor (Board Chairman), and Ofir Friedman (VP of R&D), had the honor of attending Frost & Sullivan’s Awards Dinner in Paris to accept Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Award for “leading the Market in biometrics-based In Motion Identification.” The award is presented annually to a “company that demonstrates the understanding to leverage global Mega Trends[...]

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Observation biometrics and Privacy: What Have You Got to Hide?

Human beings are complex. Each person has a story, and innumerable aspects and layers that come together to form a personality. As people interact with the world around them, they filter the information that they communicate about themselves to the world, allowing some things to be known, while not revealing other parts of themselves that they consider to be private. I have a friend I’ve known since childhood. I know he likes to run, sail and fish. His favorite band is T[...]

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What Shutterfly and Facebook Can Teach Us About the Golden Rules of Privacy

Recently, private citizens have brought forth two biometric identification lawsuits in the United States. In one of them, a Chicago man filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against photo-book service Shutterfly for using a tagged image of him (uploaded by a friend) to create an unsolicited account for the man on the site. The main issue is, of course, the question of individual citizens’ privacy. In fact, whenever the topic of biometric identification arises, the priv[...]

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The Identity Timeline: What’s Old is New

If we rewind history 2,000 years, people living in a town or a village generally knew one another, faces were familiar, and travel, was not quite as easy as today. In other words, the average person stayed close to home during the majority of his/her life. People identified each other simply. A man might be standing outside of his home and see someone approaching from a distance. The man would be able to begin identifying the visitor based on how he walks, his height and h[...]

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