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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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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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