Speakers » David Benini

David Benini

VP, Marketing, Aware Inc., USA



Mobile authentication: Protecting the biometrics that are protecting us

  • The motivation for device-independent mobile authentication;
  • Securing biometric data and processes on devices;
  • Detecting and preventing presentation attacks.


Full synopsis
There is little doubt that the days of the password are numbered; largely because biometrics are simply so convenient. But challenges remain in achieving a level of security that would be considered on a par with the lowly password – even given its faults – and the devil is in the detail. This talk will lay out the motivation for device-independent biometric authentication. It will present approaches being pursued to secure biometric information and operations on mobile devices; the companies involved, and the status of the effort. An update on the prevention of presentation attacks, more colloquially referred to as spoof detection, will also be presented. The nature of this security challenge and how it can be addressed will be covered, along with examples of the technology used to detect facial image spoof attempts.



Biography

David Benini is Vice President of Marketing at Aware, Inc., where he drives marketing, business development, and product development activities aimed at the growth of Aware’s biometrics software business. David holds a BS Degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and an MBA Degree from Cornell University. Aware provides a comprehensive array of biometrics software and solutions for a variety of applications including law enforcement, defence, border management, and authentication.


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