• Banks' PIN codes susceptible to hackers' theft

    Network of PIN codes’ thieves nets millions of dollars; hackers are targeting the ATM system’s infrastructure, which is increasingly built on Microsoft’s Windows operating system and allows machines to be remotely diagnosed and repaired over the Internet

  • Congress weighs in on Digimarc sale

    Legislators uncomfortable with French company Safran acquiring U.S. ID maker Digimarc; they want CFIUS to take a very close look at the sale and its consequences for U.S. citizens’ security and privacy

  • L-1 Identity Solutions receives $4.9 million order for biometric devices

    L-1 contracted to sell its hand-held detection device, identifying individuals via iris, finger, and face biometrics in a mobile situation, to unnamed U.S. government agencies

  • Northrop's Florida unit to get $185M for surveillance systems

    Congress’s supplemental war-time bill, which President George Bush recently signed, includes nearly $185 million for Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS combat surveillance aircraft program

  • New organization to fight multi-product threats

    Five big technology hitters create a new organization aiming to address complex, multi-product, multi-vendor security threats

  • Fujitsu promotes palm vein biometrics in U.S.

    Palm vein architecture biometric technology is wide-spread in Asia, especially in Japan, where many banks use it in their ATMs; one reason for the popularity of the system in Japan is the stronger association made in Japanese culture between fingerprinting and criminality; Fujitsu believes other reasons — the fact, for example, that fingerprinting is not suitable for about 8 percent of the population — offer opportunities in the U.S. for its technology

  • £500,00 boost for hi-tech firm

    Warwick Warp has developed innovative technology in biometrics which dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of recognition of fingerprints; VCs are intrigued

  • Identica Holdings Corporation

    Identica champions one of the newest biometric technologies: Vascular pattern recognition, also referred to as vein pattern authentication; the technology offers several advantages over current biometric measures

  • BAE Systems acquires Tenix Defense

    BAE acquires versatile Aussie defense company; the acquisition grows BAE Australia significantly, taking the number of employees to more than 5,500 and current annual sales in excess of A$1.2 billion

  • Washington, D.C. is U.S. second cybercity by high-tech employment

    Growth in government’s need for technology sees Washington, D.C. becoming the U.S. No. 2 cyber city by high-tech employment; 132 of every 1,000 private sector workers work in high-tech

  • French company's bid for Digimarc raises U.S. security concern

    L-1 Identity Solutions’ Robert LaPenta says allowing French company Safran, which is 30 percent owned by the French government, to acquire U.S. ID card maker Digimarc would compromise security of U.S. citizens’ personal information

  • A case for RFID and biometric security solutions

    Greater reliability and convenience make a case for RFID and biometric security solutions

  • Investing in biodefense companies, II

    Billions of dollars are being spent on finding vaccines and treatments for possible bioterror attacks; investment analyst says that these billions of dollars in government spending notwithstanding, when considering an investment in a company doing R&D in the bioterror field, you should consider its non-terror-related biotechnology efforts, and the quality of its management team

  • The neglected aspects of business continuity planning

    Most business continuity plans fail to take into consideration the fact that in the aftermath of a disruption, organizations may have to handle large volumes of telephone calls from a variety of sources including

  • Combined Systems acquires Penn Arms

    As interest in less-lethal and tactical munitions grows, the acquisition of specialty arms manufacturer by a leading branded munitions maker would allow both to pursue new market opportunities more aggressively