NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock, Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced that it has appointed Chris Ream to the new role of Chief Security Officer. Ream will be responsible for overseeing physical and information security efforts for EyeLock.
Ream brings more than 20 years of experience in information warfare and cyber security, including an extensive history running security programs within the U.S. federal government and developing computing and network security solutions in the private sector. Prior to joining EyeLock, Ream worked with the U.S. intelligence community including elements of the Department of Defense, where he held a TS/SCI security clearance in support of global special operations.
"As we expand our technology applications across a broader set of consumer, enterprise and government sectors, ensuring user security and privacy continues to be paramount," explained Jim Demitrieus, Chief Executive Officer of EyeLock. "Chris' breadth of experience and depth of expertise will help us expand, improve and innovate our application, network and enterprise security offerings to meet the growing needs of our global client base."
Ream designed and developed the first artificial intelligence (AI) based firewall, known as NetDefense. The NetDefense firewall technology was sold to an industry leader and continues to form the foundation of their successful product line.
Ream earned a master's degree in corporate governance and compliance from Tulane University School of Law. He also holds two certifications from the National Security Agency – The InfoSec Assessment Methodology and InfoSec Evaluation Methodology – as well as GSEC and CISSP industry certifications.
EyeLock is a leader in iris authentication, provides the highest level of security with EyeLock ID technology. The company's proprietary, embeddable technology enables the convenient, secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's software has been integrated across consumer and enterprise platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. myris, the first consumer accessible iris authentication device, is available at more than 1,000 retail locations across the U.S. including Best Buy, Fry's, hhgregg and eyelock.com. No two irises are alike, and outside DNA - the iris is the most accurate human identifier. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its false accept rate, ease of use and scalability. As a sponsor member of the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to providing digital privacy and next generation security.
Weber Shandwick on behalf of EyeLock Corporation
SOURCE EyeLock, Inc.