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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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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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