London, UK, 13 May 2015 – Mobey Forum, The Biometrics Institute, and Natural Security Alliance today announce a cross-association collaboration to promote the use of biometrics in digital services, together with details of its inaugural meeting, on biometrics for non-government services, held in Paris on the 1st July 2015.
Mobey Forum, the global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services, has championed the use of biometric authentication through its Biometrics Workgroup, and will provide attendees at the event with exclusive insights from a forthcoming white paper and international banking survey, schedule for publication later in in the summer.
The international Biometrics Institute is known for its expertise and long track-record in bringing together the industry as a whole including end users, suppliers and academics. It has been proactively working with the industry as a truly independent body since 2001.
Natural Security Alliance’s biometric strong authentication standard makes it possible for users to access the full range of electronic services (e.g. online and in-store payments, cash withdrawals, online banking, FIDO services, identity management) with the guarantee that they will retain full control of their biometric data and that their privacy will be protected.
“When industry associations come together to rally around a specific cause the results resonate across the entire industry,” comments Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director, Mobey Forum. “By collaborating at the association level we can guarantee immunity from commercial influence and work objectively in the industry’s best interests. This is a great opportunity; we’re very excited to explore what we can achieve together.”
Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute stated, “The Biometrics Institute is known for the delivery high-quality discussion meetings for its over 180 members with the aim to shape the future of the biometrics industry. Collaborating with two other recognised industry bodies provides a fantastic opportunity for our members to engage with other sectors and regions and promote the responsible use of this technology.”
Andre Delaforge, Marketing Director at the National Security Alliance, added “In this first meeting we will discuss the use of biometrics in digital services with a specific focus on critical issues which are not always sufficiently addressed, including questions relating to implementation, evaluation and security.”
This event is limited to 50 attendees and preference is given to representatives from financial services and telecoms sectors. Those that wish to attend should send their expression of interest to the below contact on or before 1st July 2015.
For enquiries contact:
Mobey Forum | Email: Sirpa.firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.mobeyforum.org
Isabelle Moeller | Email: email@example.com | Web: www.biometricsinstitute.org
André Delaforge | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.naturalsecurityalliance.org
About Mobey Forum
Mobey Forum is the global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services.
Mobey Forum connects industry thought leaders to identify commercial drivers for the development of better mobile commerce. Mobey Forum’s members collaborate to analyse business strategies and technologies to create innovative, interoperable and competitive financial services.
About the Biometrics Institute
The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties established in 2001 to promote the responsible use of biometrics. It provides its members, key stakeholders and the public with services providing best-practice information about biometrics such as the Biometrics Privacy Guidelines and the Biometrics Institute Vulnerability Assessment Expert Group (BVAEG). It offers a variety of events to enable the sharing of expertise and knowledge about biometrics in a trusted environment. These events include the Asia-Pacific Conference, the Showcase Australia and Showcase Europe as well as regular member networking meetings and training courses in Sydney, Canberra, Wellington, London, Brussels, Singapore and Washington. It conducts the annual Biometrics Institute Industry Survey every June.
It has a team of 6 staff across its offices in London, UK and Sydney, Australia and is supported by a Board of Directors and several expert and sector sub-groups.
The Natural Security standard defines a strong authentication method dedicated to online and offline transactions. It is based on a unique combination of pairing technology, local biometric verification and a personal device.
Natural Security Alliance is an international association that aims to accelerate the development and adoption of solutions implementing this standard. It brings together leaders from the business, banking and payment industries, as well as solution providers and manufacturers. All members of the Alliance share the goal of encouraging their clients to adopt payment and authentication solutions based on the Natural Security standard.