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Earlier this year, we announced the opening of our iProov US office, in Catonsville, Maryland, at the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park. Read more here.

Joe Palmer, President of iProov Inc, has been leading the expansion, both strategically and tactically. A founder member of the iProov team, Joe and his family relocated to the US this year to continue building the North American team with iProov culture and values. 

How long have you been working at iProov?

I met Andrew Bud, CEO and Founder of iProov, nearly eight years ago. We were introduced through my former supervisor at University College London (UCL), Professor Phillip Treleaven. Andrew had asked Professor Treleaven to recommend someone with development skills who could help him change the world with a new idea. 

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iProov is pleased to announce the release of its next-gen Android SDK, which delivers user experience improvements, easier integration, and performance enhancements.

New features in the release include:

  • Increased user experience control with asynchronous streaming
    Previously, an iProov authentication took a user through five steps before returning them to the customer app. This has now been improved; the user is now returned to the customer app immediately after the illumination stage, while the pass/fail result is pending. This allows customers to decide what their users see during those seconds.
  • New adaptive lighting model
    A new adaptive, evolutionary lighting model now controls how iProov responds to varying lighting conditions, replacing hard-coded algorithms. It will now be possible to dynamically update the lighting model. Customers will see immediate benefits, including increased first-time pass rates.
  • New filter options
    Customers can now change the colour scheme on the visualization of the user, allowing further customization. The ‘shaded’ option adds a light tint of colour, while ‘vibrant’ adds a full colour effect.
  • Pose control
    iProov is specifically designed to work from a wide variety of angles. Under normal circumstances, we actively encourage users to adopt a natural ‘from below the eye’ angle as this is how the phone is most naturally held. The latest release now enables customers to request a ‘face-on’ pose, which is appropriate for document compliance in some instances.

Visit our website for more information on iProov's identity verification services. To keep up to date on further releases and other news from iProov, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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If you’re looking for a who’s who of the top cybersecurity technology vendors, the shortlist for the SC Awards is an excellent place to start. 

The SC Awards are recognized as the gold standard of achievement for cybersecurity providers, products and professionals.

The 2020 shortlist was announced yesterday and iProov is extremely proud to announce that we are featured for Best Authentication Technology

The shortlist was decided by a prestigious panel of expert judges, who use a set of criteria to recognize the industry players that are at the top of their game. iProov’s biometric Genuine Presence Assurance technology is being used by organisations around the world, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.K. Home Office, the NHS, Rabobank, and ING, to provide consumers with secure, effortless access to online services.

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iProov is pleased to announce that we have joined the FIDO Alliance, the industry association focused on reducing the world’s over-reliance on passwords.

Passwords have become increasingly unfit for purpose in a world where so much interaction is completed online and consumers are accessing large numbers of websites and apps.

Why are passwords unfit for purpose?

  • Expecting consumers to follow the guidelines for creating passwords (make passwords unique for every important account, make passwords longer and memorable, avoid personal or common words) is no longer reasonable. In a Google survey, 51% of people admitted to reusing the same password for multiple accounts.
  • As consumers increasingly rely on their browsers to remember passwords, the security risk increases - a laptop left unlocked, or that is compromised, potentially provides access to financial and reputation damage.
  • Stolen and reused credentials are responsible for 80% of hacking breaches.

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How will we vote, pay, travel, work, interact and transact in a digital world, if identity fraud continues to threaten trust and security?

That’s the question that iProov will be helping to answer at the connect:ID conference this week in Washington DC. It’s a great event, attended by representatives from government and the private sector, that focuses on the need for new thinking to combat identity fraud in a digital, data-driven world.

Come and meet the iProov team on our booth #115, or join us in one of our presentations:

The Last Mile - Securely Binding Real People To Secure Digital Identities | 4.35pm, 11 March, Stage 3 | Andrew Bud, CEO, iProov

Come and hear Andrew talk about the work that iProov has been doing with governments and banks around the world, including the Department of Homeland Security, Home Office, NHS, Rabobank and ING. What are the threats that governments and banks face, what is driving those threats, and how can they be combatted?

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