The case for the business benefits behind biometrics is growing


For roughly 20 years now surveys of enterprises and my own reporting have shown the use of biometric authentication to be a niche market. While enterprises have known certain levels of access should have some form of second factor authentication, multi-factor authentication didn’t really catch on beyond a few use cases, such as for privileged […]

Biometrics (finally) gaining widespread acceptance


It’s time for passwords to die, they said. Passwords are antiquated and don’t provide the level of security needed, they said. This was the marketing mantra of many an authentication and identity management vendor — 20 years ago. Of course, then, passwords were not on their way out. They were still on their way up. […]

Airport of the future: No more lines at airport security


By using artificial intelligence and biometrics we can envision a world where time-consuming and frustrating airport security lines are replaced by automated identification systems that make it possible for passengers to breeze through with much less hassle. Remember back in the 1980s when people used to wait in hour-long lines to have their checks cashed […]

Exploring multiple-factor authentication in the consumer market

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When Odysseus meets his family again after a decades-long journey, he must undergo many obstacles to prove himself the true ruler of Ithaca and legitimate husband of the queen, Penelope. New suitors and imposters are striving to take possession of the throne and its assets. But Odysseus, the architect of the Trojan horse, is aware of the […]

Do ‘Know Your Customer’ programs really work?

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“Know me? No? It’s me!” Every time I walk into an establishment where I hold some sort of loyalty card, I wonder if “they” really “know me.” That got me to thinking about Know Your Customer (KYC) programs. More and more, financial institutions are performing KYC, not to really get to know you, but to check […]

Progressing in the Complex but Critical World of Standardization

In theory, standardization sounds simple: CDISC develops the data standards, and companies follow the rules and the format for submitting their data sets. In reality, however, standardization means a lot more than simply datasets. By Mark Tumelty, Manager Biometrics and CDISC, Life Sciences Business Process Services Companies need to be thinking from study design about […]

Making Sense of CDISC: Mandatory Requirements and Clinical Trial Processes

CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) standards will very soon be mandatory for companies submitting new drug applications in the United States and Japan. The move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) will soon be followed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and companies must ensure […]

How biometrics will transform the brand experience

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Picture this: You’re browsing a retailer’s site on your mobile device and come across the perfect lamp for your living room. It’s the right color, style, price – and best of all, it meets the threshold for free shipping. Score! You click and add the lamp to your shopping “cart,” but then realize you don’t […]

The Importance of Biometrics in a Regulatory Submission

Changing regulations and new requirements about how data needs to be gathered and presented in a submission is creating challenges for life sciences companies, and in particular for smaller companies that simply don’t have the resources to keep up with the requirements. By Mark Tumelty, Manager Biometrics and CDISC, Life Sciences, CSC As I mentioned […]