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DigitalPersona Co-Founder and CTO to Tackle Critical Issue of Civil ID Security at Biometrics 2011

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: Vance Bjorn, co-founder and CTO of DigitalPersona®, will address critical issues surrounding the use of biometrics for Civil ID applications at Biometrics 2011. Bjorn will present a market update on October 19, 2011 at 11:05 a.m. GMT, discussing in-depth the current state of biometrics, challenges and opportunities. On October 20, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. GMT, Bjorn will present a session titled, "Securing the Mobile Public Sector Workforce," where he will tackle the issue of data protection and staff productivity while on the move.

Biometrics 2011 will be held October 18-20, 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London, UK.

Vance Bjorn commentary: "Adoption of fingerprint biometrics by emerging nations such as Brazil and Nigeria has been phenomenal. Implementations have experienced enormous success and have stimulated voter participation, from registration to turnout. Using biometrics at point-of-voting provides reliable, easy-to-use proof of identity for local authorities that helps protect against fraud and reduces the risk of duplicate votes.

"Biometrics security technologies can also protect information gathered and used on the frontline in law enforcement and other civil duties. Council workers, police, civil servants and other public sector employees can access data securely on the move, thus avoiding high profile instances of data losses."

Vance Bjorn, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, DigitalPersona

Bjorn is responsible for guiding DigitalPersona's partnerships, business development and technical strategy. Bjorn was awarded by the Department of Defense the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) to pursue doctoral studies in Computer Science at MIT. Bjorn is also a recipient of the MIT Technology Review TR100, a national award for technology innovators under age 35. He holds a B.S. degree with honors in Engineering and Applied Science and an M.S. degree in Computation and Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology.

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of strong authentication and endpoint protection solutions that close the gap between people and security for enterprises, government agencies and commercial embedded-solution developers. The company's data and access protection software is used by a wide variety of healthcare providers around the world and is shipped by computer manufacturers on millions of notebooks and desktop computers per year. Its cloud- and Active Directory-managed solutions for full disk encryption, multi-factor/strong authentication and single sign-on (SSO) password management simplify compliance and cut IT costs. In addition, DigitalPersona's fingerprint biometrics technology helps organizations prevent fraud and increase accountability. It is incorporated into multiple national voting systems, almost all brands of biometrically-enabled point-of-sale (POS) stations, as well as many commercial applications in the retail, healthcare, and financial industries. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at: +1 650.474.4000, or visit

© 2011 DigitalPersona, Inc. All rights reserved. DigitalPersona® and U.are.U® are trademarks of DigitalPersona, Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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