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Hoyos Labs names new CTO

Multi-modal biometrics firm Hoyos Labs has announced that Dr. John (“Jack”) Callahan has been appoint to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Dr. Callahan will be responsible for the development and deployment of Hoyos Labs’ enterprise-ready biometric solutions, leading a team of software developers, computer vision scientists and sales engineers across North America and Europe.
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How Your Voice Is Preventing Hackers From Accessing Financial Information

CIO Jason Braverman discusses the use of voice biometrics by financial institutions, and the capabilities of this technology for completely replacing usernames and passwords, as long as the right enrollment process is used and updated should the user’s voice change. With this technology in place, more bank and credit card providers are embracing biometric authentication for identity verification, whether it’s to log into a mobile app or to approve a card purchase.
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Beyond Touch ID

Dr. Francis Mather and Dr. Asem Othman will be presenting Hoyos Labs’ first webinar on mobile fingerprint biometrics and emerging technologies in this field. Titled “Beyond Touch ID,” the webinar will cover our own contactless fingerprint capture solution – 4 Fingers, analysis of the science behind it, and some of the real-world applications and benefits of this solution for biometric authentication.
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New CTO Appointment Enhances Hoyos Labs’ R&D Focus

Hoyos Labs has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer. Dr. John Callahan has taken on the role as the biometrics company continues to develop security solutions for the enterprise. With an academic background including a stint as Research Director of NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Dr. Callahan brings a strong level of expertise to the role.
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Hoyos Labs planning liveness technology for its 4F solution

4F uses a smartphone’s rear camera and LED flash light, without any additional hardware, to capture a person’s four fingerprints. Liveness will provide additional security, eliminating the risk of hackers spoofing the user’s fingerprints.
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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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