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Triad Biometrics Becomes Newest Stakeholder in CIMIP of Utica College

Fingerprint ID Innovators to Provide Expertise for Research Projects

Written By Thomas Armitage '09, PR Intern

Triad Biometrics to provide fingerprint expertise for CIMIP research


Utica, NY (01/13/2009)
- Triad Biometrics, manufacturer of Triad Enterprise Authentication and Migration System (TEAMS), has joined forces with the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection of Utica College (CIMIP) to assist in research-based projects dealing with fingerprint identification and identify theft.

CIMIP, the first research collaborative of its kind, is a partnership comprised of leading government, corporate and academic institutions. Founded in 2006, CIMIP is dedicated to the study of identity management, information sharing, data protection, and addressing the crimes of identity theft and identity fraud.

“Triad Biometrics can provide expertise to CIMIP in the area of comprehensive security software systems designed to ensure accurate identity authentication,” said Donald Rebovich, Ph.D., executive director of CIMIP. “Triad Biometrics is known for the creation and testing of innovative methods of biometric authentication dedicated to successfully counteracting harmful hacking, spoofing and phishing attacks on information systems. As a CIMIP stakeholder, Triad Biometrics will be instrumental in the development of research ideas and initiatives aimed at enhancing capabilities to prevent identity fraud through improved strategies for effective information protection.”

“A logical outgrowth of Utica College’s suite of economic crime and criminal justice academic programs and its Economic Crime Institute, CIMIP seeks to provide resources for those who establish policy, regulation, and legislation. Through research and technical assistance applications, CIMIP and its stakeholders work toward a more secure personal and business environment, as well as a more secure homeland,” Rebovich said. As the most recently added stakeholder, Triad Biometrics joins other stakeholders, including the United States Marshals Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and Syracuse University’s CASE Center.

“We are very enthusiastic about joining CIMIP because it represents a much-needed platform in bringing together academia, government, and industry to craft coherent and advanced identity solutions for today’s challenging world,” said Scott Coby, CEO of Triad Biometrics LLC. “We believe that CIMIP will not only foster understanding and innovation, but also provide a valuable source for cutting-edge technology advancements.”

For more information about CIMIP and its stakeholders, visit

About Center for Identity Management and Information Protection:

The Center for Identity Management and Information Protection of Utica College is a research collaborative dedicated to the study of identity management, information sharing, and data protection and the crimes of identity theft and identity fraud. Founded in June 2006, its ultimate goal is to impact policy, regulation, and legislation through research and technical assistance applications.

CIMIP’s stakeholders are committed to working together to provide resources, gather subject matter experts, provide access to sensitive data, and produce results that will be practically applied to the fields of identity management, information protection and the prevention and control of identity theft and identity fraud. CIMIP study project results are put into action in the form of recommendations for best practices, new policies, regulations, legislation, training opportunities and proactive initiatives.

For More Information Contact:
Christine Leogrande
Utica College

About Triad Biometrics LLC:

Triad Biometrics LLC developed TEAMS®, a groundbreaking enterprise level fingerprint biometric identification and authentication product that is setting a new paradigm for security, interoperability, and accountability. TEAMS® represents the next-generation in securely accessing web based applications. By enabling the elimination of passwords and password fields, data security, end user experience, and productivity are significantly improved while authentication-related maintenance and operating costs are reduced. User frustration and risk associated with finding, remembering, and storing passwords is eliminated. Unlike other commercial biometric systems, TEAMS® is an autonomous authentication method with no reliance on directory or other password-based systems, and once implemented, cannot be hacked, cracked, or circumvented. TEAMS® utilizes military-grade FIPS-140 Suite B cryptography in concert with several unique patent pending features which enable a never-before-obtained level of identity confidence, privacy protection, and data security over un-trusted networks, such as the public internet.

Triad was founded in 2004 by Scott Coby, Mark Cohen and Shailesh Chirputkar. Their offices are based in Boca Raton, Florida and Stamford, Connecticut. Using their core engineering and technical expertise in identification, authentication, and enterprise information security, the founders devised a number of key technologies that overcame shortcomings in an integrated package designed for today's enterprise market. Triad's revolutionary TEAMS® product is the culmination of their development efforts.

For More Information:
Scott S. A. Coby
3701 FAU Boulevard (Suite 210)
Boca Raton, FL 33431
T: (561) 394-7791 (FL)
F: (561) 620-8493 (FL)
T: (203) 322-5100 (CT)
F: (203) 322-9300 (CT)

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About Utica College – Utica College is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, master’s and doctoral degrees. The College, located in Upstate New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 17 master’s and two doctoral degree programs.