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Establishes Definitive Standards for Securing User Data across All Biometric Platforms
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- from ShowStoppers @ CES 2014 -- While biometrics are becoming a ubiquitous component of securing consumer data on mobile and other digital devices, there is no industry standard in place to protect that data once it leaves the device and enters the cloud. Today, Hoyos Labs, a leading digital infrastructure company, announced the formalization of its Biometric Open Standards Protocols (BOPS).
BOPS comprises a set of rules that govern secure communications among a variety of client devices including mobile phones, desktop computers and ATMs, among others, and a trusted server managing the acquisition and manipulation of biometric data captured by those devices. The BOPS guidelines make use of The U.S. Department of Defense's Trusted Computer Systems Evaluation Criteria (TCSEC) and are biometric agnostic.
"Nearly every smartphone, digital device or computer system that has a financial component to it will have a biometric component built into it in the very near future. The concerns about fraud, hacking and personal privacy have created a tidal wave of momentum on this front," said Hector Hoyos, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hoyos Labs. "Now, securing all of the biometric data that's being generated is of the utmost importance. As with every major technological breakthrough, a series of accepted standards and protocols must be widely adopted from the manufacturer and database management end before consumers can fully be comfortable. BOPS are those standards and protocols."
Hoyos continued, "We have created a rule-based system by building upon The U.S. Department of Defense's core infrastructures. What Hoyos Labs has done is made our system work across all biometric types – from iris and periocular to fingerprint and beyond – and is available to any company that wants to implement it."
The BOPS system addresses the five most widely recognized key security consideration components:
The entire BOPS document is available upon request from Hoyos Labs at no cost, with a properly executed non-disclosure agreement between the party who is requesting it and Hoyos Labs. Please contact: email@example.com.
About Hoyos Labs
Hoyos Labs is a digital infrastructure security company with security, computer vision and biometrics and big data experts. The goal of Hoyos Labs is to develop and deploy enterprise and consumer identity assertion technology platforms that will conveniently and securely address the identity assertion challenges of today. Hoyos Labs currently has offices in New York, Boston, Bucharest (Romania) and Beijing (China).
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