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Security Industry Association Announces 2024 Winners of the SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

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Leire Arbona Puértolas, Melissa Conley, Heather Haller and Caitlin Kneapler will be honored for their leadership and contributions in biometrics and security at the 2024 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named four women biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented…

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Security Industry Association and International Biometrics + Identity Association Oppose Adding Extraneous Prohibitions on TSA Use of Facial Biometrics in Potential FAA Measure

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have urged Congress to oppose inclusion in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization measure of an extraneous provision seeking to prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from using facial recognition technology. In an April 15, 2024, letter to Sens. Maria…

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Maryland Set to Enact Nation’s Strongest Regulations for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Updated May 16, 2024 SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 8, 2024, during its last day of regular session, the Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed House Bill 338/Senate Bill 182 to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement across the state. Gov. Wes Moore signed the bill into law on May 16.…

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Improving Visitor Management With Lighting Technologies

External illumination boosts accuracy of biometric solutions Visitor management is a critical aspect of every physical security plan. Verifying the identity of patrons and guests before granting access to a facility is essential for maintaining a safe environment. Over the last decade, airports, government facilities, banks, data centers and other institutions have increasingly adopted contactless,…

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Security Industry Association Files Amicus Brief in Key BIPA Case

At the end of August 2023, the Security Industry Association (SIA) filed an amicus curie (“friend of the court”) brief in support of a U.S. District Court ruling that rejects an incorrect interpretation of requirements under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) of 2008 in a case under consideration by the Ninth Circuit Court…

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How FICAM Revisions Enable New Security Solutions in the Government Sector

Face biometrics now equivalent to fingerprints under FIPS standards For government facilities and civilian organizations alike, establishing an effective physical access control system (PACS) is a top priority. Given the sensitive nature of the resources and information contained within many U.S. government facilities, though, designing a PACS that complies with the latest updates to Federal…

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Facial Recognition for Access Control: Efficient, Convenient and Accurate

Systems that identify enrolled individuals are the most effective and least controversial Like so many other sectors of the economy, the security industry cannot find workers. Even steeply rising wages are not attracting enough candidates to fill access-related security positions. Fortunately, help is here, in the form of facial recognition (FR) solutions. With the ability…

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Security Industry Association Opens Nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

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The globally recognized program will honor innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry during the 2023 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from sponsor IDEMIA and organizational and…

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