Leading Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook Joins FaceTec

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Cook brings unmatched industry expertise to head EMEA business development initiatives

We are very fortunate to have Steve join our team. He has a wealth of product and market knowledge in biometrics, and has a very deep understanding of our business.

FaceTec, developer of ZoOm® 3D Face Login, the ground-breaking, AI-driven authenticator for mobile and web platforms, welcomes to their executive team Steve Cook, a highly respected business development executive and industry expert. He joins the FaceTec team as VP of Business Development to spearhead the roll-out of patented ZoOm 3D face authentication technology in the EMEA region.

Mr. Cook comes to FaceTec with over six years of strategy-level biometric industry experience with a focus on the financial services sector, primarily within Europe and the Middle East. He has advised numerous banks and enterprises on their digital identity strategies regarding the deployment of biometric solutions and meeting the compliance requirements of Strong Customer Authentication under PSD2. Steve also speaks regularly at various industry events, contributes articles to industry publications, and moderates the largest Biometrics group on LinkedIn.

“Assembling the best executive and advisory teams in the industry is critical to our success,” said Kevin Alan Tussy, founder and CEO of FaceTec. “We are very fortunate to have Steve join our team. He has a wealth of product and market knowledge in biometrics and has a very deep understanding of our business. His focused marketing and business development experience is invaluable to us.”

In development for five years, and commercially proven in banking, connected transportation access, government, and ID management, ZoOm transcends legacy Facial Recognition technology and offers true user authentication. ZoOm concurrently verifies three-dimensionality and human liveness traits and was recently top-ranked in an objective 3rd party presentation attack detection test. This class-leading liveness detection secures both enrollment and authentication sessions and is key to determining that the correct user is actually present and alive during the process.

“FaceTec is an exciting, truly forward-thinking company,” Steve said. “Their patented ZoOm 3D Face Login is extremely robust. Once I saw ZoOm had been rated higher than any other biometric authenticator in a well respected 3rd party test I knew FaceTec had the solution so many are looking for.”

Steve added, “There are compliance requirements regarding Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) under the revised EU Payment Services Directive (known as PSD2), and FaceTec’s ZoOm technology meets these legal requirements under SCA. All Payment Services Providers (PSPs) including banks will need to have robust, easy-to-use solutions when authenticating transactions. The main point of PSD2 and SCA is to make all payments more secure.”

The deadline for meeting compliance with SCA is 14 September 2019, a very tight delivery time frame in the financial world. Many banks are looking at the fintech space to deploy biometrics solutions in their banking apps to improve security and customer user experience for logins and payments, replacing the need for passwords. Proven in the field, FaceTec’s ZoOm technology is already providing world-class security and usability with several global banks and enterprises.

FaceTec’s leading biometric software, ZoOm 3D Face Login, provides the most secure face authentication ever tested, driven by Artificial Intelligence. ZoOm quickly and easily integrates into any iOS, Android or Progressive Web App, or via webcams in desktop/mobile browser installations delivering unparalleled security and convenience for access to banking/financial, transportation, healthcare and other highly sensitive or confidential personal account data or physical access.

Developers can freely download the fully functional demo app by searching for “ZoOm Login” on the Google Play Store or directly from the FaceTec site for iOS and any web browser. The ZoOm developer SDK is available free at zoomlogin.com, with plugins for Xamarin, Appcelerator/Titanium, Phonegap, Cordova, Ionic and React Native.

The ZoOm SDK is free for all educational and nonprofit organizations globally, as well as for startups, developers and small businesses with less than 10M USD in annual revenue.


About FaceTec

FaceTec builds human trust by improving security for businesses and consumers with intelligent, ultra-secure face biometric mobile and webcam software for app developers, principals and IT integrators. Leveraging decades of Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning experience, FaceTec improves access security by replacing passwords on nearly all smart mobile devices and webcams with ZoOm®, the world’s first and most powerful, intelligent, universal 3D face login software. ZoOm’s patented face authentication technology ensures not only positive identification, but verifies three-dimensionality and delivers world-class liveness detection, the key to true authentication. For more information, please visit http://www.ZoOmLogin.com.

For press materials or to schedule an interview, please contact John Wojewidka at johnw@FaceTec.com.

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