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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Security Industry Association Strongly Opposes the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act Citing Immeasurable Benefits of the Proven Technology

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing security solutions providers, today announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act. The bill would impose a blanket ban on most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies, incorrectly…

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Washington Facial Recognition Law FAQ

On March 31, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation (SB 6280) that requires state and local agencies, including law enforcement, that use or plan to use facial recognition technologies to meet certain reporting and deployment requirements. This FAQ is intended to help both agencies and vendors in the state understand the law’s requirements, with the caveats that ambiguities remain and additional legislative and/or regulatory changes and clarifications are possible.

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SIA Testifies on Facial Recognition Before California State Assembly

As part of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) advocacy work on the issue of facial recognition, Jake Parker, SIA’s senior director of government relations, testified on March 10 before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. Parker testified before the committee, led by chairman Ed Chau, at “Shaping the Future of Facial…

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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2020

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the new world of security, where everything is online, machines are learning to perform tasks and threats can come from anywhere in the world.

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Nominations Open for the 2020 Women in Biometrics Awards

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The Security Industry Association and SecureIDNews will recognize innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry during the 2020 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally-recognized program co-founded by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors IDEMIA, Biometric…

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What NIST Data Shows About Facial Recognition and Demographics

In December 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the most comprehensive report to date on the performance of facial recognition algorithms – the core component of facial recognition technology – across race, gender and other demographic groups. The most significant takeaway from the NIST report is that it confirms current facial…

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SIA Testifies on Facial Recognition Before New Jersey Assembly

As part of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) advocacy work on the issue of facial recognition, Drake Jamali, SIA’s manager of government relations, testified on Feb. 3 before the New Jersey Assembly of Legislators’ Committee on Science, Innovation and Technology. Jamali’s testimony to the committee, led by Chairman Andrew Zwicker and Vice-Chair Linda Carter, provided…

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