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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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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Development of Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition Should Not Be Impeded, White House Official Says

One of the top science advisors in the White House cautioned at a recent event in Washington, D.C., against tightly restricting the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. “I’m a firm believer that it is unethical to not use AI if it can lead to important benefits,” Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Lynne Parker said.…

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At House Committee Hearing, SIA Shares How Effective and Responsible Use of Facial Recognition Makes the Nation Safer

SIA Testifies on Benefits of Facial Recognition Before House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing more than 1,000 companies and organizations developing and delivering security solutions, testified today before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform. Jake Parker, senior director of…

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SIA Applauds NIST Study on Facial Recognition

Study recognizes areas for improvement within algorithms and offers direction for technology to advance SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing more than 1,000 companies and organizations developing and delivering security solutions, thanks the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its thoughtful and diligent work producing…

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Security Industry Association Opens 2020 Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship program offers $10,000 in awards to support professional development in the identity management field SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship. This program, presented in partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin, will offer two…

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Emerging Uses of Facial Recognition Technology in the Private Sector panel
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Emerging Uses of Facial Recognition Technology in the Private Sector: Highlights From ITIF Briefing

The rapid improvements in the accuracy of facial recognition technology over the past few years have opened up many opportunities for commercial use of the technology. Airlines are using facial recognition technology to expedite boarding, luxury apartment buildings are using facial recognition technology to eliminate the need for residents to carry keys and the hospitality…

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Why SIA Opposes Massachusetts’ Far-Reaching Facial Recognition Technology Prohibition Bill

Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on Oct. 22, 2019, to consider S. 1385/H. 1538, an extreme ban on facial recognition technology prohibiting any government entity or employee at the state and local level throughout the commonwealth from “acquiring, accessing or using the technology or any information derived from it by another…

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