NC Company Simplifies Authentication While Enhancing Cyber Security

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New Patent from GrowPath, a Company with Roots in Legal Industry, Personalizes Authentication on Mobile Phones

Inventor and Chief Product Officer of GrowPath Eric Sanchez tattoos all of his patent numbers on his right forearm.

“What we’ve created is an extremely personalized and simple authentication process that puts to use the thousands of photos most of us have on our phones as our means of unlocking the information we hold most secure,” says Eric Sanchez, chief product officer, GrowPath.

For the more than two billion smartphones currently in use around the world, a very obvious security flaw -- password vulnerability -- is leaving owners’ personal information and the data of their employers at risk.

GrowPath, a software firm born out of the privacy-obsessed legal industry, has developed and now patented a personalized solution that utilizes an owner’s personal photos as the second step in a two-factor authentication process on mobile devices.

“U2F keys represent the current peak of cybersecurity; however, one usually requires a USB port to access them which mobile phones do not have,” says Eric Sanchez, chief product officer, GrowPath. “What we’ve created is an extremely personalized and simple authentication process that puts to use the thousands of photos most of us have on our phones as our means of unlocking the information we hold most secure.”

The process works as follows on mobile devices.

1. A user will select amongst their thousands of photos a single image that they wish to serve as their key.

2. When that user (or another) tries to access the data behind the lock created with GrowPath, the user will be asked to select and upload the specific image serving as their key.

3. Once the correct photo is selected, the user will have access to their information.

The security feature has wide-ranging applications across multiple industries, and practices including medical, financial, government and others placing a premium on identity authentication. GrowPath’s specific focus is intake and case management software for law firms.

The new patent (#10,097,538) is the third for GrowPath. The company’s other patents focus on data obfuscation (cyber) and a logic tool which facilitates, among other things, the ability to easily customize algorithms without advanced science or mathematics training.

The new patent also means more tattoos for inventor Sanchez. A former Marine, Growpath’s chief product officer notches all of his patent numbers on his right forearm. With the latest addition, his count is now three. “Software is a crowded field, but the one sure way to distinguish yourself and your business is to truly innovate,” Sanchez explains. “I can’t think of a more personal way to show my pride in that innovation than to wear the patents on my body.”

Images capturing Sanchez’s ever-expanding roster of patent tattoos are here and the video is here.

GrowPath is owned by the employee stakeholders of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and operated independently by a seasoned technology team.

About GrowPath
GrowPath offers best-in-class intake and case management software, available separately or in one combined product. Built by one of largest and most successful plaintiffs’ firms in the country. GrowPath is committed to continuous innovation, as evidenced by its portfolio of patented features that meet the business needs unique to plaintiffs’ firms. If you are frustrated by the sameness of practice management software and looking for a solution to provide your firm with the competitive edge you’ve been missing, GrowPath is your answer.

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