SBIR Phase 1 Grant
NSF I-Corps National Cohort
The University of Texas Center of Identity funding for POC
MEET THE PROFESSOR
Born in Venezuela, Dr. Benito Fernandez has a multidisciplinary background with degrees in Chemical Engineering (1979), Materials Engineering (1981), and Mechanical Engineering (1985 MS, 1988 PhD). Dr. Fernández worked in academia from 30+ years with a hiatus at MIT for his MS and PhD. He developed the first Mechatronics class in the US (1993). Benito has research and IP expertise with 5+ patents published.
Dr. Benito Fernandez
Co-Founder & CTO of The Whisper Company
Persistent User Authentication (PUA)
The Whisper Company has created a new level of privacy, security and ownership of your communications and your information.
Our Patent-Pending Persistent User Authentication (PUA) ensures that only the authenticated individual is in front of their device. The moment they put down their phone, hand the phone to someone else, or a second face appears behind them, the contents of the screen obfuscate. We call this new level of privacy, For Your Eyes Only privacy.
We have created a Proof-of-Concept iOS messaging application "invisible-ink" as well as a framework for other applications or developers to leverage in the creation of new or existing apps.
You and only you see the contents
Anyone else sees "Authenticate to see document"
PUA iOS Developer
PUA Messaging App
The Whisper Company has created a new category of private and secure communication. It is "For Your Eyes Only™ communication.
Powered by PUA our innovative messaging application, invisible-ink™ or [i-i]™ for short (pronounced "eye-eye"), you and ONLY YOU can access, send and view your shared messages, documents, videos and voice notes.
When using [i-i]™, the moment the phone doesn't see your face in-front of it, the contents of the screen will obfuscate. Messages, that only you can see, will be invisible when you put your phone down or hand your phone to someone else. Documents, that only you can view, will be blocked from someone else viewing it.
Furthermore, content shared on [i-i]™ stays encrypted on your device. The only time it gets decrypted is in real-time when you are viewing your device. Preventing remote hackers from stealing your information