Security

BOPS Enables Widespread use of Biometrics for Access Control

Passwords are old fashioned, impractical and insecure. Enter increasingly pervasive biometric technology and the promise to guarantee the identity of who is at the other end of a mobile device or reader, enabled by BOPS (Biometrics Open Protocol Standard). This has lead to biometrics industry leaders, such as Hector Hoyos, CEO of Hoyos Labs, predicting that Smartphones will undergo a revolution in the coming years as a biometrics hardware device, not least for access control. Memoori's 2014 Security report showed that growth in the sales of Access Control has increased to 10% as it moved into IP Network systems and biometric and identity management systems. A 2015 update to our Security research will be published next month. In September this year the Standards Association of the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) approved standard 2410-2015 or BOPS as the global standard for identity and authentication on the Internet and mobile devices. The purpose […]

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