Using data gathered from the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally, we show that commercial face, but not iris, recognition algorithms use features associated with race and gender to establish individual identity.
The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Biometrics and Identity Management program develops and evaluates more effective biometric and identity technologies to optimize existing inspection and screening operations for people at POE, transportation security checkpoints, secure facilities, and online systems.
S&T's Biometric Technology Rally focused on the ability of acquisition systems and matching algorithms to recognize travelers without asking them to remove their masks, thereby reducing risk for frontline workers.
A 2017 study estimated that identity thieves stole $16 billion dollars in 2016. Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment with your health insurance. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to safeguard your personal information and prevent identity theft.
Identity theft and online fraud are on the rise during tax season as millions of Americans now file their taxes online. In the 2016 tax season, the IRS saw an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents targeting tax filers. Sophisticated cybercriminals are looking to steal your identity and fraudulently claim your tax refund, making it critical to stay extra vigilant in the coming weeks.
IDAM-E will help HSE enable identity and access management solutions via stakeholder engagement, problem identification, projects, and R&D investments.
The Identity and Access Management Engine (IDAM-E) will help the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) enable identity and access management solutions via stakeholder engagement, problem identification, projects, and research and development (R&D) investments.
With the April 15 deadline approaching, millions of Americans are finalizing the preparation and filing of their taxes. Unfortunately, tax season is a busy time for cyber criminals and scammers as well. Tax-refund fraud is a serious and fast-growing problem.
Data Privacy Day, recognized each year on January 28, is an international effort focused on protecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. Since 2008, Data Privacy Day has encouraged everyone to weigh the benefits and risks of sharing information, understand what their information can be used for, and take steps to protect themselves and their identities.
RSD is conducting research on how to improve security and identify unknown individuals.