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Biometric Signature ID: Combining passwords and biometric to strengthen security.

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Jeff Maynard, CEO, Biometric Signature IDJeff 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.
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Biometric Signature ID

Headquarters
Lewisville, Texas

Management
Jeff Maynard, CEO

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Since ways to bypass both passwords and biometric methods like fingerprint scanning have been developed, Biometric Signature ID has developed a more secure and reliable method of access control with its product BioSig-ID. BioSig-ID combines both biometric and password methods of access control by combining gesture recognition with passwords. The user needs to enter the password in their handwriting to gain access to a facility. This approach is successful in providing Multi-Factor Authentication(MFA) to ensure high-level of security to any organization

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BioSig-ID Partners with Mitek to Enable Digital Identity Proofing for Fast and Secure Gesture Biometric Enrollment

SAN DIEGO and LONDON: Mitek (NASDAQ:MITK) and BioMetric Signature ID™ (BSI), a leading developer of gesture based biometrics for ID verification and access management, announced that Mitek will provide identity verification for its authentication solution BioProof-ID™. This will ensure that gestural biometrics are assigned to the correct person during the enrollment process.

Historically, the challenge with biometric authentication has been how to ensure that the generated biometric profile is assigned to the actual account owner. While biometrics themselves are unique and offer high-levels of security assurance, adding identity document verification to the process creates a more comprehensive solution that ensures that the person enrolling is the intended end user. Mitek’s technology will be used to verify the individual’s real-world identity as part of the BioSig-ID enrollment process. This partnership solution links BSI’s gesture technology to a real person without a break in the identity verification process, creating a more streamlined approach.

Through this partnership, Mitek’s Mobile Verify® will be a key component of BioProof-ID’s authentication process. Using patented science, Mobile Verify confirms users’ identities by digitally validating the authenticity of government issued identity documents presented during the enrollment process. It adds a second layer of identity verification with sophisticated biometric face comparison algorithms that automatically compare the portrait extracted from the identity document with a selfie; proving that the person submitting the ID document is its rightful owner.

“BioSig-ID offers innovative biometric solutions that protect sensitive digital records, especially in industries like education, healthcare and banking,” said Michael Nelson, Vice President of Identity at Mitek North America. “We’re excited to partner with a company at the forefront of biometric authentication who ensures the onboarding process is secure and seamless.”

“Unlike other forms of authentication, BSI’s gesture-based biometrics solution allows users to verify their identity with unique markers that can’t be shared, hacked or replicated,” said Jeff Maynard, CEO, President and Founder, Biometric Signature ID. “By partnering with Mitek, we’re taking identity verification a step further by providing our customers with an extra level of security and trust, while ensuring BSI’s digital onboarding process remains simple, reliable and effective.”