Podcast: Galois using biometrics to secure private data

Source: SecureID News

Isaac Potoczny-Jones, Galois Identity Research Lead and CEO of Galois authentication spin-off Tozny, talks about the new NSTIC pilot in a recent re:ID podcast episode.

Galois, a Portland-based company that focuses on cyber security primarily for the U.S. government, is the final winner of the fourth round of NSTIC pilots. Galois and its partners will build a tool that relies on biometric authentication to enable the storing and sharing of private information online. They also intend to develop transit ticketing on smart phones, integrating the secure system into an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart home. Galois Identity Research Lead Isaac Potoczny-Jones spoke with Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan about the project, which involves two separate production pilots.

“Ultimately, we want [the pilot] to have a positive influence on the security and privacy of end users,” Potoczny-Jones said.