Veridas took part in the 7th edition of the Connect:ID conference and exhibition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
Connect:ID is an innovative international conference and exhibition that brings on the most advanced identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in the physical and digital worlds. This two-day event has a special focus on solutions for Governments, financial institutions, corporate end users, systems integrators, researchers, consultants, and national and industry-focused media.
Valuable insights exchanged during the event
Veridas’ representatives had a chance to exchange words with other industry leaders and interact with decision-makers from the Department of Defense, the US Army and multiple Federal Agencies that work hand in hand with the leading edge public sector in not only defining best practices but also shaping future policy with digital identification and keeping them secure.
According to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), a well trained human reviewer is only 80% accurate when performing a comparison between the physical person and their ID. Veridas’ solutions close that gap and help prevent fraud by bringing into play its world-leading technology to verify identities in real time, anywhere and with accuracy rates greater than 99.9%. Veridas’ state-of-the-art biometrics is assessed by the NIST and ranked among the top commercial solutions in 3 different categories: facial recognition (both 1:1 and 1:N) and speaker recognition (1:1).
Needless to say, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the most relevant institution in terms of biometric technologies’ standardization. NIST carries out periodic evaluations of biometric engines submitted by different providers to assess and provide unbiased accuracy and performance rates in different environments.
NIST participation is completely free of charge and open to any vendor or institution.
Veridas has been submitting its technologies to NIST’s evaluations since 2018 and continues to do so with the strong belief that constant scrutiny is the only way to maintain its position as a global leader in the biometric solutions market.
Exciting projects ahead
During Connect:ID 2021, Veridas confirmed that there are currently only 4 Million digital versions of vaccination cards in the US. The standardization of an acceptable method for review by travel authorities is still pending although it is an urgent need. Veridas’ patented Covid pass was conceived as the ideal solution for this purpose. In that sense, Veridas is currently working with global partners in providing this solution to cover the market demand.
A special thanks from Veridas’ US team
Stanley Day, Veridas’ US Country Manager, and his team would like to thank all the speakers, attendees and exhibitors for their participation in such an inspiring event. A special thanks to:
- Kay Chopard, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative, a unique global ‘commons’ that operates conformity assessment, assurance and grant of Trust Marks against de-jure standards under its Trust Framework program for sharing her vision and input with us on how best to provide a solution that operates within the Trust Framework. Her efforts with mentoring Women in Identity are also worth mentioning.
- William Graves, Chief Engineer And Product Manager Biometrics, Department of Defense (DoD) for sharing with us that biometrics and security are a fluid environment where we must collaborate and leverage our strengths collectively in order to stay abreast of the current and future threats to our identities both physical and digital.
- Alex Song, Director of Capture Management, LexisNexis Risk Solutions for providing direction and showing his willingness to explore new areas of collaboration.