Jeff Maynard, CEO
Nowadays, passwords are no more the most secure access control method. Poor password management lead to major security breaches. Most people use the same password for multiple accounts, making them vulnerable to security attacks. This warrants the need for multilayered secure access control. Biometric methods like fingerprint analysis or face recognition do provide better security, but ways to bypass them have also developed. Anybody with internet access can learn how to extract fingerprints from a person. Voice imitation can fool voice recognition, and contact lenses can bypass iris scans. Carnegie Mellon University successfully developed glasses that can fool facial recognition. These developments require a more secure form of access control technology. To mitigate this issue, Biometric Signature ID offers a highly effective solution with the use of BioSig-ID.
Using multi-factor authentication (MFA), Biometric Signature ID (BSI) is the leading developer of biometric ID verification software solutions. BSI was founded by Jeff and Cindy Maynard.
The couple envisioned BioSig-ID years before the technology supporting it even existed. They soon realized their vision and reinvented password protection with BioSig-ID, an ID authentication solution that captures its user’s movements as he/she draws or writes using a finger or mouse. It blends biometric technology with the more common password system people are already accustomed to. While logging in with a biometric password, BioSig-ID software collects biometric identifier data like length, speed, direction, and precision of each stroke made by the user. When the password is entered again, the software compares it with previously collected data and grants access only if matched. Just adding four characters biometrically differentiates legitimate users from imposters. One problem with biometric authorization is that once the data is entered, it cannot be reset.
Rapid deployment, lightweight API, a 5-second login and affordable licensing put BioSig-ID within reach for any company or institution that requires the highest identity assurance to secure its devices and online operations
BioSig-ID allows resetting of password ‘n’ number of times. With password being “something you know,” and handwriting being “something you are,” BioSig-ID can provide multi-factor authentication (MFA).
To check BioSig-ID’s efficiency, the Tolly Group conducted a survey. It yielded that BioSig-ID provided 99.97 percent protection against imposters. More than 10,000 test attempts were made to crack the authentication, none of which succeeded. The imposters were even provided with the correct passwords but to no avail. Almost 98 percent found BioSig-ID easy to use, and 44 percent stated that it is more convenient than a fingerprint scanner.
Building upon BioSig-ID, BSI developed various applications to improve authentication security over multiple platforms. For example, BioTect-ID helps in securely locking PCs, tablets, and laptops using BioSig- ID and can work both online and offline. BioProof-ID provides enrolment with biometric authentication tying BioSig-ID with real-world proofs like driving licenses. With BioSafe-ID, Account holders need to authenticate their identity before the commencement of any transaction. This reduces fraud and chargebacks. In BioName-ID, users provide a signature as data. This means that next time the user sign, their signature is compared with the previous template.
After the launch of BioTect-ID in spring 2019, BSI is now looking to implement it in forensics to detect unauthorized access attempts. For this, BSI hopes to combine Human behaviour analysis with AI technology. Hopefully, BSI’s future endeavours may bring even greater advancements in the field of Biometric security.