This weekend, the city of Chicago will host more than 45,000 runners from all U.S. 50 states and from 100 countries, in addition to two million visitors, for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. With an impressive amount of runners, community members and visitors, the city of Chicago, as it has done for many years, will rely on Axis Communications to ensure safety for the runners, spectators and marathon workers.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport ranks highest in passenger satisfaction among mega airports with a score of 786, according to a new study released by J.D. Power, the 2019 North America Airport Satisfaction Study.
Biometric records containing more than a million fingerprints has been left exposed in a publicly accessible database that included a total of 27.8 million records that featured facial images, uncrypted user names, passwords, employee records and logs of entry to secure areas, among other sensitive information.
Facial recognition software marketed to law enforcement agencies shows it mistakenly matched the faces of one out of five lawmakers, 26 lawmakers total, with images in an arrest photo database, including Phil Ting’s, San Francisco, CA Assemblymember and proponent of the AB 1215. The bill, also known as The Body Camera Accountability Act, bans facial recognition and biometric surveillance in police body cameras.
SmartMetric, Inc. reports the top benefits associated with using biometric authentication for payments in the mind of consumers are that it eliminates the need to remember multiple passwords/PINs (50%) and perceptions that it is more secure than passwords/PINs (46%).
United Airlines announced a new partnership with CLEAR. The biometrics technology reduces the overall amount of time customers spend at the airport security checkpoint by automating the document check portion of the TSA process.
Our special feature this month highlights the Department of Homeland Security's newest agency: the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Also, this month we highlight the Leander Independent School District's data practices that protect student privacy. Security experts discuss video monitoring, cybersecurity for public-private partnerships, privacy and more.