Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 9 - Page 61

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FEATURE: PHYSICAL SECURITY accurately and reliably identify travellers as they process through US border crossings. At the heart of this announcement is iProov’s Flashmark technology, deployed in its secure, cloud-based facial biometric verification system that can be accessed via a user’s mobile phone. In this case, iProov’s technology will work with existing CBP systems, on which travellers’ details are pre-registered. In the run up to arrival at the US border, whether at home or en-route, travellers will be able to self-serve the document check that normally happens at the point of border crossing, by authenticating themselves securely to their pre-registered photo, via their mobile phone. The process is simple, much quicker than waiting in line and more secure than traditional methods. Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for the UK Department for International Trade, said: “The UK and US are world leaders in cybersecurity. Through close cooperation across various sectors, trade between the two countries has grown to £181.2 billion in 2017, making the US our largest trading partner and biggest export market. “One example of our shared economic and security ties is UK-based iProov technology, which uses cutting-edge facial biometric verification technology to enhance security and deter those who seek to cause harm. It is now used by a range of institutions across the world and will soon be used by the US Customs and Border Protection body, helping to enhance the way it processes people through US borders.” The reason for selecting iProov comes down to its ability to detect ‘spoofs’. In a self-serve identity verification environment, the system must be able to confirm whether the person presenting themselves for verification is the genuine owner of the ID credential and not a photo, screen image or doctored video. iProov has 10 granted patents in the UK and US for the technology that can detect these spoofs and in this way, is uniquely able to help governments tackle the pressure they are under from increased traveller numbers to swiftly but securely verify each and every traveller. It is this growth in international travel which led the DHS Science and Andrew Bud, iProov’s CEO Technology Directorate’s SVIP to look for partners to help tackle the cross-border passenger entry operation process. Over 112 million passengers enter the United States annually and over 1 million attempt to pass through its borders each day, increasing the pressure on Customs and Border Protection to facilitate the entry of international visitors, increase tourism and foster economic growth while ensuring the highest level of security. years and we’re now seeing more and more cases of governments and banks turning to self-service, spoof-resilient face verification as the biometric of choice to both increase security and ensure ease of use.” iProov’s CEO, Andrew Bud, said: “We are delighted that iProov has been selected by the US Department of Homeland Security to enhance the way in which it processes people through US borders. Advances in Machine Learning and AI have enabled a revolution in facial biometrics in the last few Can you give us an introduction to the business and the technology? Intelligent CIO Europe gained a deeper insight into the utilisation and implementation of the technology when speaking to Andrew Bud: Iproov is a world leader in providing highly secure face verification in order to match an individual either against their trusted identity document or against a previously THE FACT THAT THE DHS HAS SELECTED US AND SAID SO PUBLICLY HAS PROVEN TO BE AN IMMENSE SOURCE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE MARKET. INTELLIGENTCIO 61