Sterling Identity Launch

Over the last year, I had the pleasure of leading the SureID team in creating and launching new identity and access services. I’m very happy to see the culmination of our efforts in the launch of the new Sterling Identity brand, with a set of new products underway at Sterling and a new brand name for the former SureID team. Congratulations to the team! NEW YORK, NY (June 21, 2019) — Sterling, a leading provider of background and identity services, today announced the launch of Sterling Identity, a business unit focused on identity and biometric solutions. Sterling Identity’s new solution, VerifyID — a powerful and flexible identity verification solution for businesses, is now available to gig economy customers via API and will soon be available to all...

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Defending Biometric Security – Gluecon 2019

Great session at Gluecon 2019 yesterday on Defending Biometric Security — here are the overview slides on the session I conducted. High level overview, but a very useful and detailed conversation afterwards that went to a deeper level. Hope this high level overview is as useful to others as it was to our group who discussed at more depth at Gluecon. Defending Biometric Security from Ned Hayes

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State of Identity – Ned Hayes Interview

Episode 107 Risk and Compliance Bridging the Physical/Digital Divide with Ned Hayes of SureID February 14, 2019 Join SureID General Manager Ned Hayes as he shares how SureID is bringing FBI-approved background checks to nearly 1,000 locations nationwide with military-grade biometric capture technology.  ...

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Taking ethical action in identity: 5 steps for better biometrics

| Published in Help Net Security this week: Taking Ethical Action in Identity – 5 Steps Towards Better Biometrics   Glance at your phone. Tap a screen. Secure access granted! This is the power of biometric identity at work. The convenience of unlocking your phone with a fingertip or your face is undeniable. But ethical issues abound in the biometrics field. The film Minority Report demonstrated one possible future, in terms of precise advertising targeting based on a face. But the Spielberg film also demonstrated some of the downsides of biometrics – the stunning lack of privacy and consumer protection. What’s fascinating is that many of these concerns were anticipated over a century ago. In 1890, Louis Brandeis advocated privacy protection when he...

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Beating the DeepMasterPrint Exploit

DECEMBER 3, 2018 Philip Bontrager, lead researcher on the “DeepMasterPrint” fingerprint hack, thinks that the SureID process for high-fidelity fingerprint enrollment has multiple layers of protection against hackers. “The NYU research into DeepMasterPrint is fascinating, but it focuses on low-fidelity, smartphone-based authentication,” says Ned Hayes. “SureID’s system is built with patent-pending technology that prevents fraudulent activity.” Bontrager’s DeepMasterPrint uses artificial intelligence techniques to create a 3D representation of many prints, all of them derived from low-fidelity situations such as smartphone fingerprint login sensors. Bontrager agrees that the SureID solution is secured in ways that are inaccessible to the DeepMasterPrint exploit....

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