BehavioSec, Biometrics Institute, IDSA bring new talent aboard

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BehavioSec, Biometrics Institute, IDSA bring new talent aboard

A number of institutions focusing on the development of biometric solutions or best practices have appointed new talents this week.

BehavioSec announced additions to its executive leadership team and Board of Directors, and the Biometrics Institute nominated a new Academic Representative. Also, the Identity Defined Security Alliance revealed its 2021/2022 Executive Advisory Board, as well as the expansion of its Customer Advisory Board.

BehavioSec adds Alberto Yépez to Board of Directors

BehavioSec has named Alberto Yépez Chairman of the Board and John McCormack as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) last Thursday.

According to BehavioSec, the addition of the two experts will help the behavioral biometrics company expand its security capabilities, improve customer experience, and foster the transition towards a remote and mobile workforce.

The firm has been particularly active during the pandemic, enabling security teams to verify users based on behavioral biometrics’ models shaped on how employees physically interact with online services.

BehavioSec can analyze a variety of users’ biometric-based behaviors, including keystrokes, cursor movements, touchscreen pressure, and device handling.

Biometrics Institute appoints Stephanie Schuckers to its board

The Biometrics Institute has appointed Stephanie Schuckers, the Paynter-Kringman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science at Clarkson University, to its Board as an Academic Representative.

Schuckers is also the head of Clarkson’s Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a project focusing on fostering identity science and biometric recognition projects.

Commenting on the news, Schuckers said that an important step in her participation on the board will be to focus on the user-driven experience that is at the center of the Institute’s efforts.

“Another important reason why I want to be active in the Biometrics Institute is because of their focus on privacy and ethics,” Schuckers explained. “Technology is evolving rapidly and it is important that we don’t lose sight of that, they need to go hand in hand.”

The Biometrics Institute recently declared three laws for the responsible use of biometrics. You can read more about them here.

IDSA expands team, includes new industry leaders

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) has announced the appointment of its 2021/2022 Executive Advisory Board (EAB), and the expansion of its Customer Advisory Board (CAB).

IDSA is a non-profit group of identity and security vendors, solution providers, and individuals focusing on identity-centric approaches to security for technology professionals.

The organization’s EAB comprises eight elected leaders who provide guidance for executing the mission, goals, policies, and programs of the IDSA.

EAB’s leaders come from CyberArk, Okta, Optiv, Ping Identity, SailPoint, and VMware. Following the expansion of the board, Atos CTO Allen Moffett and BeyondTrust CTO Morey Haber will now also join EAB.

IDSA’s CAB, on the other hand, focuses on providing guidance on the vision, mission, and work of the IDSA.

The expansion of CAB saw Scott Breece, VP, and CISO of Community Health Systems, joining the group of thought leaders and advocates exploring identity-centric security approaches.

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