Biometric security developer HYPR Corp. has submitted a three-factor biometric authentication system for testing with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the company has announced. Its aim is to have its HYPR Token approved with respect to some of the most widely respected security standards in the world.
More specifically, the HYPR Token is being assessed against Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3, aiming to be validated for tamper proofing. FIPS validation is used by the US government to accredit cryptographic modules and is widely seen as one of the highest security standards anywhere in the world. Given that HYPR’s aim is to have its HYPR Token available as a government ready end-to-end security solution, that validation will prove hugely important once attained.
So what is the HYPR Token? It’s a biometric one-time password (OTP) authenticator that uses biometric sensors in conjunction with trusted execution environments on mobile devices to deliver three-factor authentication; it also features an SDK that enables government agencies to custom-develop device-agnostic authentication systems.
It’s the kind of technology that might be expected from HYPR. A member of the FIDO Alliance, the company has previously introduced another biometric security platform using FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated token-based security. Now, with its new system aimed squarely at governments keen to defend sensitive data against security threats, HYPR is poised to deliver another security platform meeting the high standards required by such clients.