With the increasing use of behavioral biometrics for multi-factor authentication, industry standards will be needed to ensure conformity and easy integration. In the emerging category of keystroke dynamics, an approved standard will enable technology solutions to interchange data in an accurate manner, and to address application areas where proprietary solutions are unacceptable.
“By approving the development of a standard keystroke dynamics data exchange format, ANSI/INCITS is demonstrating its acceptance of behavioral biometrics as a viable authentication technology”
As a member of the M1 Committee and the only company currently developing authentication solutions based on keystroke dynamics, BioPassword has been integral to the development of the standard. BioPassword has written the initial draft of the standard and has submitted it for review and comment. The initial draft, M1/05-0303, was reviewed during the December M1 Committee meeting in Toronto, Canada, and is now open for additional contributions to be reviewed during the committee's March meeting with the anticipation of public review to follow.
"By approving the development of a standard keystroke dynamics data exchange format, ANSI/INCITS is demonstrating its acceptance of behavioral biometrics as a viable authentication technology," said Greg Wood, CTO of BioPassword, Inc. "We are happy to contribute our industry expertise to the standard and will continue to support it throughout its development and approval process."
"BioPassword has made significant contributions to the standards proposal and draft, and we are grateful for their assistance in our endeavors to accelerate the development and deployment of standards-based security solutions," said Creed Jones, M1.3 committee chair.
About INCITS M1
The executive board of INCITS established Technical Committee M1, Biometrics, in November 2001 to ensure a high-priority, focused and comprehensive approach in the United States for the rapid development and approval of formal national and international generic biometric standards. The M1 program of work includes biometric standards for data interchange formats, common file formats, application program interfaces, profiles, and performance testing and reporting. The goal of M1's work is to accelerate the deployment of significantly better, standards-based security solutions for purposes such as homeland defense and the prevention of identity theft, as well as other government and commercial applications based on biometric personal authentication.
BioPassword, Inc. (www.biopassword.com), located in Issaquah, Washington, is the only software company providing secure access and anti-fraud solutions based on the behavioral biometric of keystroke dynamics. BioPassword leads the development of next-generation authentication solutions with patented, high performance behavioral biometric processing products that provide low cost multi-factor authentication, are transparent to the user and immediately deployable across both the organization and the Internet without the need for expensive hardware. The device-independent software provides fast, accurate, and scalable authentication for an individual consumer or millions of users. Using BioPassword to verify identities, organizations can comply with security regulations and significantly minimize the risk of false impersonation and lost assets. The company's products include B-Identified(TM) Professional Edition 2.0 for small businesses, B-Identified(TM) Home Edition 2.0 for home users, BioPassword(R) for Enterprise Networks 5.0, BioPassword(R) for Citrix(R) MetaFrame(R) Presentation Server, and BioPassword(R) SDK 2.0 for developers.
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