Cybersecurity

A digital wallet for first responder credentials

The Mobile Device and Attributes Validation app uses a digital wallet of "capsules," each holding a validated attribute or credential for first responders.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Pennsylvania rolls out risk-based authentication to agencies

The Office of Administration’s risk-based multifactor authentication service gives commonwealth employees secure access to cloud resources and agency applications.

Cybersecurity

How NIST helps facial recognition make better matches

The National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test evaluates the algorithms used in facial recognition technologies.

Cybersecurity

Estonia experiments with blockchain, smart services and 'data embassies'

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid discussed how the country's digital service and security efforts serve its citizens.

Cybersecurity

Illinois builds momentum for blockchain

With lessons learned from pilot projects, the Illinois Blockchain Initiative maps out its next steps.

Cybersecurity

As filing season and tax-law changes loom, the IRS stresses identity security

The IRS wants to help individuals securely access their tax data and simplify interactions with states and the tax preparation industry.

Cybersecurity

NIST's digital identity deadline approaches

Federal agencies have just five months to get their legacy systems in compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology's digital identity guidelines.

Cybersecurity

Biometrics could 'harden' immigration security, speed processing

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wants to beef up biometric authentication so it can better identify and track immigrants coming into the country.

Cybersecurity

The identity verification arms race

Now that attackers can crack the tools we use to verify identity, it's time for government to step up, one cyber expert told a House panel.

Cybersecurity

Facial recognition improving 'at breakneck speeds'

Recent winners of the IARPA challenge demonstrate improvements with the technology's accuracy and speed.

Cybersecurity

The challenge of authenticating real humans in a digital world

While cameras, sensors and other devices can make authentication easier for people to accomplish, they carry their own weaknesses.

Cybersecurity

Maryland takes digital driver's licenses for a spin

Officials at the Maryland Department of Transportation learned two things since opting into a pilot test of digital driver’s licenses: The licenses are more secure than plastic cards, and people really like the idea.

Cloud & Infrastructure

At long last, a common login?

Login.gov is a shared identity authentication solution that lets people use a single sign-on to securely access services from multiple agencies.

Cybersecurity

CBP plans 2018 facial recognition rollout

Customs and Border Protection aims to use facial recognition tech at the top 20 U.S. airports by February 2018, according to a senior agency official.

Cybersecurity

The steady convergence of physical and digital identity

Modern identity management requires a layered approach that supports physical and digital identities and allows enables bring-your-own-identity policies.

Cybersecurity

Facial recognition penetrates disguises

Researchers have developed a deep learning framework that can make matches to faces even when they're obscured.

Cybersecurity

ABC cops use apps to spot fake IDs

Underage drinkers are using more sophisticated fake IDs, but alcohol enforcement officers in some states are using smartphone apps to scan driver’s licenses to help them quickly weed out the phonies.

Cybersecurity

NY's facial recognition program continues to nab fraudsters

To date, the technology has flagged more than 21,000 cases of possible identity fraud.

Cybersecurity

DIUx taps Plurilock for AI authentication

Defense officials are adding an additional layer of security to workplace computing through an artificial-intelligence system that monitors keystrokes and mouse behavior of individual users.

Cybersecurity

Virginia pilots mobile driver’s license

Tests of digital driver’s licenses show the potential of the technology, the leader of Virginia’s pilot program says.

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