Korean-Developed Biometric Technologies Deemed Global Standards

“Two of the technologies are specifically for mobile applications, and were collaboratively developed by Korean researchers, the Korea Internet & Security Agency, and researchers abroad.”

A few biometric authentication technologies developed by South Korean researchers have been approved for use as global standards by the ITU Telecommunication Standard, reports BusinessKorea.Korean-Developed Biometric Technologies Deemed Global Standards

Two of the technologies are specifically for mobile applications, and were collaboratively developed by Korean researchers, the Korea Internet & Security Agency, and researchers abroad. One of them is a hardware-based biometric authentication token system; the other is a biometric mobile authentication standard outlining 12 models for authentication and basic security considerations, and with particularly strong applications in the area of mobile payments, according to the BusinessKorea article.

A third system, which BusinessKorea refers to as a “multimodal biometric signal verification technology”, has broader applications beyond the mobile sector.

All of these technologies have been adopted as ITU-T Recommendations, global standards pertaining to telecommunications infrastructure, at the recent ITU-T SG17 Q9 meeting in Geneva. In so doing, they attest to the country’s advanced position in the areas of authentication and biometrics, with South Korea’s government having worked with domestic telecommunications companies to establish biometric authentication systems for their customers, and South Korea-based Samsung working to pioneer the emergence of iris scanning on smartphones.

Source: BusinessKorea

November 7, 2016 – by Alex Perala