By Mohammed Murad It’s not too early to plan for how to maximize the benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine. Once approved vaccines are available, both public and private organizations will want to know who has been vaccinated for employment, transportation, education and other opportunities. Health cards aren’t entirely reliable as they can be lost, stolen
It won’t be business as usual as offices reopen and welcome employees back to work. Covid-19 has changed the way we live and had a profound effect on the way we work. Not everyone will return to an office. Many companies have seen benefits from the work-from-home model and will continue using it. But for
By Mohammed Murad No major industry has been more affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than air travel. International air passenger traffic has dropped a dramatic 80% and airport revenues are down 45%. Those figures are from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airport Council International (ACI) and are a sharp contrast to analysts’
By Mohammed Murad An insurance industry publication recently had the headline “Goodbye Passwords and Hello Retinal Scans: How Believers in Biometrics Are Making Their Data Protection Case.” The story was extremely timely and, for the most part, accurate. But as we’ve previously pointed out in this blog, retinal scans are used primarily for medical purposes.
By Mohammed Murad Thanks to Hollywood, iris recognition technology has gotten the reputation of being a highly futuristic invasive technology. Movies like “Blade Runner” (1982) and “Minority Report” (2002) depict the technology as physically and mentally intrusive. The truth is much more mundane and wouldn’t provide anywhere near the sizzle most sci fi aficionados expect.
By Mohammed Murad It’s an understatement to say the COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything about our lives. So, there’s no surprise it’s changing the course for the adoption of biometrics. Here are some changes we see emerging: Identity will become more important Identity has been gaining in importance for the last decade, but COVID-19
By Mohammed Murad Government officials often ask if there are sufficient numbers of people registered in iris biometric databases. It’s a good question as larger databases enable officials to identify and verify more people. Admittedly, iris-based system enrollments lag behind those of fingerprint databases. For decades, fingerprints have been the biometric technology most often used
By Mohammed Murad In biometrics there is what we call the “big three.” That refers to the three most deployed biometric technologies – iris facial and fingerprint recognition. They are similar in that they are all based on unique measurements of the body, yet they are also very different. The table below looks at those
By Mohammed Murad A leading financial institution in the Middle East and North Africa, Qatar National Bank, recently received an award from Asian Banker magazine for deploying the “Best Biometrics Initiative, Application or Program in Qatar.” The bank’s Biometric Eyes (IRIS) Scan ATM program, using technology from Iris ID, is the first of its type
By Mohammed Murad People interested in biometrics frequently ask what the difference is between the terms identification and verification. While the two words may seem interchangeable, they mean very different things to a biometrics-based recognition system. Here’s how it works with our iris-based solutions. The goal of the identification process is to locate an unknown