February 6, 2015 -
Brivas announced it has been granted a US patent for biometric encryption.
The background description for patent #8,949,619 B2, entitled “Systems, methods and apparatus for multivariate authentication” reads:
“User authentication has become increasingly of interest as Internet and network-based computer usage have become more prevalent and capabilities of these media have grown. The significance of user authentication has also increased as businesses, government departments, medical organizations and individuals have become increasingly reliant on computer networks and on the security of proprietary information transmitted across networks to users of computing devices.”
In an email exchange with BiometricUpdate, Beau Parry, founder and president of Brivas, said, “In the recent biometric boom, Brivas focuses on biometric contextual-based cryptographic technology. Brivas adds greater privacy and security to conventional biometric systems that store and transmit unsecured biometric templates. If those fall subject to man-in-the-middle attacks, it’s bad news. Traditional biometric samples are just matched to the template and then release binary ‘yes or no’ if the threshold is met, or exceeded.
“The Brivas method of augmented authentication is unique in that it uses deep machine learning along with a plethora of contextual data to extend the protected endpoint to the user and diminish the error rate inherent to biometrics. Brivas is an adaptive platform with capability that will allow a variety of use cases. It can be used to bind and encrypt/decrypt files, messages, documents, access keys, transactions and biometric templates to a user, or a group of permissioned users.”