Posts By Author: John Kendall


On Point

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Reliable Interdiction

October 9th, 2018

Of the millions of people, organizations and activities comprising our world today, which ones represent potential threats that merit interdiction? Selecting the wrong ones wastes precious resources and impedes lawful activities. But the consequences of overlooking real threats is even worse. The public expects to be kept 100% safe against such threats, but has little tolerance for intrusive intervention into their own lawful activities. Dealing with this “Catch 22” is a key challenge for all enforcement agencies – whether law enforcement, border enforcement, child protection, taxation, or others charged with protecting the public.

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APAC Voices

Why Do Some Travellers Resist the Use of Biometrics?

June 27th, 2018

The Unisys Security Index revealed that 75% were willing to use a biometric to confirm their identity at an automated boarding gate when boarding a flight and 71% were willing to use a biometric to identify themselves as a frequent traveller of low security risk. This is good news for government agencies, airports and airlines that are expanding the use of biometrics as part of a seamless and secure travel experience. But it begs a question. Why are over 20% of travellers UNWILLING to use a biometric to identify themselves when travelling?The Unisys Security Index revealed that 75% were willing to use a biometric to confirm their identity at an automated boarding gate when boarding a flight and 71% were willing to use a biometric to identify themselves as a frequent traveller of low security risk. This is good news for government agencies, airports and airlines that are expanding the use of biometrics as part of a seamless and secure travel experience. But it begs a question. Why are over 20% of travellers UNWILLING to use a biometric to identify themselves when travelling?

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On Point

Part 4: Biometrics and Wearable Technology – the Inevitable Marriage?

December 14th, 2016

The first three installments of this series looked at the market for wearable devices and how traditional and non-traditional biometrics can be used with current and emerging wearable technology. This final installment examines the technological and sociological barriers confronting wearable biometrics and wraps-up the discussion with five predictions regarding the future of wearable biometrics.

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APAC Voices

Part 3: Biometrics and Wearable Technology – The Inevitable Marriage?

November 15th, 2016

Parts one and two of this series looked at the market for wearable devices and how biometrics can be used with today’s wearable technology. In this installment we will look at revolutionary biosensors of the not too distant future and the impact they will have on biometrics as we know it.Parts one and two of this series looked at the market for wearable devices and how biometrics can be used with today’s wearable technology. In this installment we will look at revolutionary biosensors of the not too distant future and the impact they will have on biometrics as we know it.

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APAC Voices

Part 2: Biometrics and Wearable Technology – The Inevitable Marriage?

November 3rd, 2016

In part one of this series we looked at the market outlook for wearable devices. In this installment we will explore how biometrics fits into the world of today’s wearable technology.In part one of this series we looked at the market outlook for wearable devices. In this installment we will explore how biometrics fits into the world of today’s wearable technology.

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APAC Voices

Part 1: Biometrics and Wearable Technology – The Inevitable Marriage?

August 24th, 2016

Biometrics are fascinating on their own, but consider the combined impact of biometrics and what some believe will be one of the most disruptive technologies of the next decade – wearable technology. This is Part One in a four part series.Biometrics are fascinating on their own, but consider the combined impact of biometrics and what some believe will be one of the most disruptive technologies of the next decade – wearable technology. This is Part One in a four part series.

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Time for Multi-Modal Biometrics at Border Security Checkpoints

April 15th, 2016

Border security today is facing a perfect storm of challenges that requires every tool available. But when it comes to leveraging biometrics, border security agencies often cling to outdated technologies and inaccurate assumptions.Border security today is facing a perfect storm of challenges that requires every tool available. But when it comes to leveraging biometrics, border security agencies often cling to outdated technologies and inaccurate assumptions.

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