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One Bad Event Can Halt Biometric Security

In the coming years, biometrics will be the leading security metric to protect payment systems, but a single ultra-hack could derail this progression permanently. It’s up to financial institutions to recognize the importance of protecting biometric data and the need to build a secure, sustainable infrastructure on their payment systems. This is a vital step for protecting their customers in the future.
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Developing Standards for the Secure Use of Biometrics

The IEEE Standards Association (‘IEEE-SA’) published in September the IEEE-SA 2410™-2015 ‘Biometrics Open Protocol Standard (‘BOPS’), a set of standards around the use of secure biometrics. Scott Streit, Chair of the IEEE-SA BOPS Working Group, explains the story behind BOPS’ development and how it illustrates numerous key drivers behind eHealth standards in general.
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The Rise of Biometrics on Mobile Devices – Is It Safe?

Eye scanners, facial recognition systems and fingerprint readers on mobile devices have been featured in Hollywood’s action-packed spy thrillers and sci-fi movies for years—portraying these devices as hack-proof and the future of security, identity and true authentication. Now, thanks to companies like Apple, Samsung and NTT DOCOMO (which uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID), biometric authentication in mobile devices is becoming a reality, and the amount of mobile manufacturers installing biometric authentication in devices as a means of security continues to surge in popularity. In fact, in a recent report, the worldwide mobile biometrics market will reach $3.5 billion by 2024, growing from a base of $259 million in 2015. But, is the technology installed in these devices actually secure and safe for consumers?
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Biometric Security’s Promise – and the Challenges It Faces

Carl Weinschenk discusses the significant challenges confronting biometrics as the answer to security woes. And while there is still a lot of work to do to improve mobile biometrics solution – protecting against hackers getting into devices and stealing biometric templates and software virtualization threats, for example – BOPS is the perfect first step to addressing these problems.
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Biometric Leader Helping Develop Contactless Fingerprint Tech for U.S. Government

From local police stations to government agencies, today’s law enforcement organizations utilize fingerprinting for a variety of screening and identification purposes. The most commonly used scanning devices digitally capture a fingerprint pressed on a glass surface with live-scan technology. Hoyos Labs has announced a partnership with NIST to help create new methodologies for measuring the image fidelity of contactless fingerprint capture devices, such as the company’s own proprietary solution, 4F. These solutions will help overcome the inherent disadvantages in contact-based fingerprint capture, such as time and hygene.
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Biometrics Takes Center Stage at MWC 2016

Alan Goode recaps events at Mobile World Congress 2016 with a focus on the biometrics industry. Goode was a a judge for  the GSMA’s annual Global Mobile Awards (Mobile Identity and Mobile Security category), for which Hoyos Labs was nominated for. Goode notes that Hoyos Labs is one of a growing list of companies that are showcasing their biometric solutions at MWC as mobile has been a major catalyst for the rapid growth in biometric technology and its adoption by millions of consumers.
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Fingerprinting From a Distance

Law enforcement officials across the country have been exploring new methods of capturing fingerprints through readers that do not come in contact with a person’s hand. To support those efforts, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is  developing ways to measure the image fidelity of “contactless” fingerprinting through its Contactless Fingerprint Capture Device Measurement Research Program. Hoyos Labs recently submitted its contactless mobile biometric application, known as 4F, for blind pilot testing to the program through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.
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Hoyos Partners with NIST to Improve Gov’t Evaluation of Contactless Fingerprint Capture Devices

Hoyos Labs has partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop new ways to measure the image fidelity of contactless fingerprint capture devices to be considered for inclusion on the U.S. government’s Certified Product Lists.
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On Working With IEEE To Open up Our Technology

Hoyos Labs is leading the effort to make biometrics – using unique personal features such as fingerprints for security – reliable and widely used. And as part of that, we turned to IEEE to help spread our technology – in a way that many companies might find paradoxical. Scott Streit, chair of the IEEE Biometrics Open Protocol Standard committee and a professor at Villanova University, discusses our approach and participation in the IEEE organization.
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Top Trends for Biometrics in Financial Services

Alan Goode recently discussed innovations in biometrics for the financial services industry. Alan makes special note of Hoyos Labs and BOPS’ involvement in eliminating ATM PINs and advancing multi-modal biometric authentication.
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