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IEEE Standards Projects in the Works for E-health

IEEE’s The Institute covers the surge in IEEE standards activities in the healthcare field, focusing on biometrics and the need to confirm patient identity. Ivan Berger speaks with Professor Scott Streit about BOPS as a new e-health standard to protect biometric data exchanged via smartphones and similar devices.
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The Rise of Biometric Security and the ‘Ultra-Hack’

In a guest post, Hector Hoyos discusses the risks businesses face with digital security, and the impending “ultra-hack.” Until now, most cyberattacks have been relatively benign. This may seem counterintuitive, as data breaches have cost companies more than $400 billion, embarrassment and credibility – and affected millions of unsuspecting individuals, who spent countless hours correcting the consequences.
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Using Open Standards to Remove Vendor Bias

Biometrics and biometric technologies have taken front and center stage for both consumers and enterprises as more and more cyber hacks are exposed. At the same time, businesses are exploring new and better ways to secure their customers’ identities and data.
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Hoyos Labs Nominated for 2016 GLOMO Awards

Hoyos Labs was named as a finalist for the 2016 Global Mobile Awards Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity. This award falls under the shows’ Connected Life Awards category. This is the 21st GLOMO awards, presented by GSMA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on February 23, 2016.
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Hoyos Labs: Authentication and Security without Passwords

Identity theft and authentication are growing concerns for companies, especially with more employees working remotely or on mobile devices. Hector Hoyos, founder of Hoyos Labs, shares with Open Mobile’s Robert Gray how the company’s proprietary platform provides these services sans user names and passwords.
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4F Allows the use of Smartphone Finger Photos as a Contactless Fingerprint Identification System to Match With Legacy Databases

In a guest post, Francis Mather, Director of Computer Vision at Hoyos Labs, discusses how security is now one of the most preeminent global issues. As concerns about international and domestic threats grow, one of the most oft-mentioned techniques to ensure safety is the use of background checks. The process wherein an individual’s fingerprints are taken and cross-checked against a database of fingerprints is a key component of background checks. Background checks are a common step in the screening process of an individual not only in the United States but throughout the world.
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Little Faith in Typical Online Security

More than 50 percent of consumers worry about online hacking—but in the holiday season just ended they did little new to protect themselves, according to an independent survey. Of those surveyed, 90 percent of participants think that passwords provide little or no security, yet they are still the main way that they access their accounts.
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4F

Hoyos Labs announced the unveiling of its proprietary four-finger authentication technology, 4F. The technology uses a smartphone’s rear camera and LED flash light, without any additional hardware, to capture a person’s four fingerprints leading to much higher reliability and security for the user.
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Planet Biometrics 2015 Year in Review

Alan Goode wraps up the year in biometrics on Planet Biometrics. “Look out for biometric authentication platforms, Biometrics 2.0, that offer true end-to-end identity lifecycle management and ensures proof of identity during the enrollment phase, ensuring that an imposter cannot enroll their biometric as a legitimate user. The IEEE BOPS 2410 standard shows a lot of promise in this area.”
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Interview: Alan Goode, Managing Director, Goode Intelligence, on Biometrics in Financial Services

Peter O’Neill of FindBiometrics interviews Alan Goode of Goode Intelligence. “Goode’s numbers are very exciting: among the firm’s key findings is a forecast that, by 2020, more than 1.1 billion financial services customers will be using mobile biometrics technologies.”
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