Cybersecurity

Maryland lawmaker warns Real ID snafu could lead to license confiscations

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has asked law enforcement officials to confiscate licenses from drivers they stop if the driver is on the MVA’s list to provide additional documentation.

Cybersecurity

Real ID, real problems: States cope with changing rules, late rollouts

Technical glitches, delays and miscommunication are roiling the Real ID implementation in some states, calling into question whether residents will have the secure driver’s license needed to travel by air or enter government restricted areas after October 2020.

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GAO: Time to move past 'knowledge-based' identity verification

Attacks like the 2017 Equifax hack have compromised so much personal data that knowledge-based ID verification no longer provides secure remote identification proofing.

Cybersecurity

OMB updates identity management policies

The Office of Management and Budget wants to make it easier to use PIV credentials across agencies and ensure digital devices and tools have manageable identities.

Cybersecurity

How identity proofing can balance security and convenience

Innovative technologies and advanced analytics allow agencies to meet authentication standards, minimize fraud concerns and still deliver a positive customer experience.

Cybersecurity

5 ways DMVs could modernize in 2019

While there's a fundamental need for overall system modernization, state motor vehicle departments can make specific, near-term upgrades that will improve a portion of the DMV experience for both citizens and staff.

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Fingerprint and face scanners aren't as secure as we think they are

Advances in artificial intelligence are rendering current methods of protecting biometric data obsolete.

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Creating safer cities through improved ID security

To secure identification cards, agencies must monitor the cardstock, introduce a few new security measures and teach stakeholders how to accelerate the verification process.

Cybersecurity

Biometrics key to White House strategy on combatting terrorist travel

The National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel, which will rely on validating identities and leveraging biometric ID systems to detect and stop terrorists as they travel.

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The challenge of identity and access management

To keep up with rapid advances in technology, agencies must incorporate IAM into their overall modernization roadmap -- ensuring that today’s secure solution is still secure tomorrow.

Cybersecurity

DISA tests continuous multifactor biometric ID for mobile devices

The devices -- or more specifically, the chipsets embedded within them -- analyze a user's walking gait, location, facial structure and voice patterns to validate identity.

Cybersecurity

Facial recognition shows big improvements

Gains in the accuracy of facial recognition technology over the last four years have been "revolutionary and not evolutionary," according to an expert from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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DHS looks to blockchain to deter counterfeit certificates

The Department of Homeland Security wants to prevent forgeries in the certificates and licenses issued by Customs and Border Protection, Citizen and Immigration Services and the Transportation Security Administration.

Cybersecurity

Could plastic driver’s licenses become a thing of the past?

Despite privacy concerns, many officials envision people using digital licenses not only for traffic stops and airport ID but also in bars, banks, doctor’s offices and as voter ID at polling places.

Cybersecurity

Facial recognition: A call for government leadership

Government should step in to ensure facial recognition technology is developed without biases, experts say.

Cybersecurity

DHS agencies test airport biometric ID

The Traveler Verification System can shave 15 minutes off of traditional manual methods of comparing passenger ID photos against larger databases, according to airports and airline partners where it is being tested.

Cybersecurity

Why confidence matters in facial recognition systems

Concerns over the accuracy of facial recognition systems came under the spotlight when Amazon’s Rekognition incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots.

Cybersecurity

Face off: Biometric rally tests facial recognition algorithms

To help vendors improve their facial recognition technology, the Department of Homeland Security held a competition to find the best facial recognition technology.

Cybersecurity

Combining the facial recognition decisions of humans and computers can prevent costly mistakes

Improving the accuracy of facial-recognition systems can make society safer by protecting against terrorism, organized crime and identity fraud.

Cybersecurity

Blockchain-based identity for the homeless

Austin, Texas, is exploring how distributed-ledger technology can be used to help the homeless secure their personal records and access government resources.

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