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April 4th, 2018

Why Are Manufacturers Going Biometric?

IT managers for manufacturing companies will tell you that they have one of the most challenging jobs in the world. They are responsible for ensuring that their company’s online platforms are secure amidst a very diverse operational landscape.

October 24th, 2017

How Biometrics Is Transforming Data Security

With more pressure coming from regulators to adopt multifactor authentication, the role of biometrics will become especially prominent. We see these trends reflected in market figures. Research from Markets and Markets predicts that the biometrics market will grow to $32.73 billion by 2022, roughly double from 2015.

September 20th, 2017

Don't Get Mad, Get Furious: Part II

Last week I wrote a short blog on Equifax and why massive data breaches continue to happen. I also proposed that hackers are not a step ahead of us as many proclaim but rather we are a step behind due to business rules, policies and short term performance mandates.

June 21st, 2017

Michael DePasquale Featured on Podcast's Interview of the Week

BIO-key Chairman and CEO Michael DePasquale was recently featured as Biometric Authentication's Interview of the Week. During the interview, he discusses a range of topics including BIO-key's history, standards for security, and the role of biometric authentication in our changing world. Listen in and learn more about the real-world applications of this rapidly growing industry!

March 20th, 2017

Meet the “Biometric of Things” or BoT

A few years ago, the company exited the business of providing biometric technology for law enforcement to focus on the broader enterprise business opportunity. That’s right, long before Apple embedded a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone, BIO-key envisioned a world where both the enterprise and consumers would find practical applications for fingerprint technology....

March 6th, 2017

More Bad News for Password Security...

According to a new survey of 1,000 respondents by Keeper Security, more than 80 percent of folks ages 18 and up reuse the same password across multiple accounts...

December 29th, 2016

CES 2017

When something is intriguing enough to attract 180,000 people from all over the world there must be something to it. Take a moment to think about the town that you grew up in and ask yourself what the population was? In my case the answer is 26,000, then imagine “everyone” in town attending the 4th of July barbeque? It would be insane. Next, picture making 180,000 hamburgers for a much larger audience which is what CES is expecting this year. A task even too large for White Castle...

November 15th, 2016

Security Fatigue

Believe it or not the first password can be traced back to 1961 when engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created passwords for users of their Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS). CTSS provided the capability to securely host multiple users on a single device by requiring each to enter an individual password ...

September 20th, 2016

Biometrics or Bust

It’s now apparent to virtually every organization as they evaluate the future of their cyber security platforms, biometric technology is something that they need to consider as they try to control the revolution at the gate. So, as more and more IT professionals delve into the world of biometric solutions should they be ignoring traditional or other forms of authentication? In other words, is the answer to tomorrows security platforms Biometrics or Bust? ...

August 20th, 2016


Some of the reasons for heightened concern are obvious, as hackers have successfully attacked the databases of the federal government and Fortune 500. Indeed, we’re all painfully aware that hacking has become a sport to many and is championed in certain countries. Yet based upon recent trends, we’re learning that most organizations are focusing on strengthening their internal security policies and procedures. Disgruntled employees and outliers present the biggest and most immediate threat to the enterprise ...

July 8th, 2016


So the pioneer of social media had his password hacked. The password that was designated to secure his accounts was “dadada”. Well the password came back to sting him. It seems that like many of us, there was little thought given to selecting a “secure” password. Rather, again like many of us, the priority was convenience versus security. Thus the proliferation of simplistic passwords such as “name123”, that have been popularly chosen to protect access to our online world ...