QAFIS: Best Digital Security Solutions Europe 2017
As long as a cybercriminal has obtained a user ID, the less secure bit of the login details, that individual is halfway towards impersonating his intended victim. Today’s controlled-access computer systems have no way of knowing who is actually logging in. Security is derived only from the correct login details.
Dutch IT security firm QAFIS aims to change that by adding a biometric layer to security routines. By storing login credentials and biometric data on separate servers, hackers now need to force entry into two systems and, even then, must still find ways to replicate the uniquely personal biometrics of their victim. QAFIS security systems incorporate any number of biometrical markers such as eye, iris, retina, facial, 3D face, finger, finger vein, and behavioural data. The firm has also developed biometric smartcards that only function when used by their legitimate holder.
QAFIS has opted to radically depart from the convention prevalent in the cybersecurity industry. By applying out-of-the-box thinking, the firm has produced a comprehensive suite of solutions applicable to any transaction or setting calling for positive identification. QAFIS solutions such as Omni Channel are also applicable to businesses desiring to keep in touch with customers for feedback purposes and to offer personalised services.
The CFI.co judging panel agrees that individualised positive identification can help keep tabs on potential terrorists, support policing efforts, and increase overall security. The judges are pleased to offer QAFIS the 2017 Best Digital Security Solutions Europe Award.