Past Winners Include Microsoft Corporation, IBM Research and Stanford University and Novell
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 12, 2012 — Oculis Labs, a developer of data privacy software that protects mobile and desktop computers from visual eavesdroppers, today announced that it is the winner of the 2012 HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award in the technology category. Selected for its PrivateEye Enterprise solution, this award underscores the company’s vision and success in developing a technology that goes beyond anything else available to secure a display while not interfering with user productivity. Hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards recognize unique programs and services in global privacy and data protection across both private and public sectors. The awards program is managed exclusively by the IAPP and made possible through the generous underwriting support of HP.
Social engineering attacks are an increasing threat to information privacy for businesses, governments and individuals, and unprotected computer screens are easy targets. PrivateEye Enterprise is a cost-effective way to secure regulated, proprietary and personal information against unintentional disclosure to prying eyes. The product, a desktop security application, employs facial recognition and detection algorithms with a standard webcam to actively protect information displayed on computer screens. Authorized users get access with a simple glance, but anyone else is detected and prevented from viewing the screen.
PrivateEye is available as a stand-alone or an enterprise-managed solution for Windows, and cloud-based Virtual Desktops. PrivateEye helps organizations meet their compliance goals with unique capabilities to understand and protect against risks in the real world in front of the computer screen. CIOs and Privacy Officers can now have an environment where information is protected all the way from the source to the recipient.
“We are honored to be recognized by the IAPP for our innovation. This prestigious award is a testament to Oculis Labs’ ongoing dedication to lead the industry with unique and practical privacy solutions,” said Bill Anderson, CEO, Oculis Labs. “A look around most offices reveals how computers have been broadcasting personal, proprietary and regulated information for others to see. We believe in a better way, where everyone can have privacy when working on their computers.”
About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at www.privacyassociation.org.
About Oculis Labs
Oculis Labs, headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, develops data privacy software that secures the last two feet of the Internet – the distance from the computer screen to a user’s eyes. The company’s products protect valuable information displayed on mobile and desktop computers from unintended viewers. Today the company offers PrivateEye for consumers and the enterprise and Chameleon for government and military users. These two solutions safeguard all displayed information from visual eavesdropping. For more information, visit www.oculislabs.com.