Verifying user access to resources in a system involves the use of a strong identity management system. Identity management is the process of ensuring only authorized individuals obtain access to specific assets for appropriate uses. Enterprises can apply identity management across alarm, access control and video surveillance systems to speed recognition of sanctioned personnel.

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As Cities Face Violent Crime Surge, Tide Is Changing on Use of Facial Recognition

New Orleans Reverses Decision to Ban Facial Recognition as Law Enforcement Faces High Murder Rate Updated July 29, 2022 On Thursday, July 21, the city council of New Orleans, Louisiana, approved an ordinance that restores use of facial recognition technology tools to aid criminal investigations by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), though under new…

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SIA 2022 Women in Biometrics Award Winners: Gena Alexa, CEO and Founder, Dignari; Amanda Conley, Chief, Human Capital Branch, Office of Biometric Identity Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Delia McGarry, Senior Director, U.S. Department of State, IDEMIA National Security Solutions; Diane Stephens, Biometric Standards Coordinator, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Bobby Varma, Co-Founder and CEO, Princeton Identity
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Security Industry Association Announces Winners for the 2022 Women in Biometrics Awards

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Gena Alexa, Amanda Conley, Delia McGarry, Diane Stephens and Bobby Varma will be honored for their leadership and contributions in biometrics and security at the 2022 SIA GovSummit.     SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named five female biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program…

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U.S. States and Cities Rethinking Bans, Setting Rules for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition

On April 27, 2022, a bill was enacted in Virginia to replace the state’s complete ban on local law enforcement use of facial recognition technology with a comprehensive set of rules for its use. Virginia is only the latest and largest jurisdiction where policymakers are rethinking blanket bans and seeking to establish guardrails ensuring the…

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Using Technology to Bring Employees Back Safely: Touchless Access Control and Other Solutions Enhance Both Security and Health

Will we ever return to the office for good? The rise of the Omicron variant and the pandemic’s rapid resurgence has forced companies to postpone office return dates. However, many companies will soon welcome people back, and they will need to address people’s safety concerns in the process. A Gartner survey of global HR leaders…

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Examples of Successful Use of Facial Recognition in Virginia

As demonstrated throughout its 30+-year history of development, facial recognition technology offers tremendous benefits to society when used effectively and responsibly. The benefits of facial recognition are proven and growing, through a wide range of vastly different applications. For example, in the United States, the technology has been used for more than a decade to detect…

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Virginia’s New Rules for Facial Recognition and What They Mean

Updated May 6, 2022 On April 27, 2022, S.B. 741 was enacted in Virginia, replacing the state’s complete ban on local law enforcement use of facial recognition technology with the most stringent law in the country regulating its use.  Introduced by Virginia Delegate Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax), the measure to establish…

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