The Madrid Golf Federation (FGM) has taken a significant step in cybersecurity by implementing B-FY's biometric identification system, marking a milestone in innovation and security within the world of golf.
The FGM, which represents federated golfers in the Community of Madrid and organizes over 300 tournaments each year, aims to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of results, as well as prevent the dissemination of incorrect information by unauthorized third parties.
The implementation of B-FY's biometric identification solution not only certifies that only authorized tournament directors can publish results online but also adds an additional layer of security and eliminates the possibility of identity impersonation.
"By adopting B-FY's biometric identification solution, the FGM demonstrates its commitment to cutting-edge technology, thereby enhancing the tournament experience for its participants," explains Oscar Maqueda, Communications Director of the Madrid Golf Federation.
The incorporation of B-FY technology provides the FGM with the assurance that sports results are processed by authorized individuals, while also streamlining result management.
With this commitment to cybersecurity and resilience against cyberattacks, the FGM positions itself as a leader in implementing strategies to successfully address the challenges posed by the demands of the European Union's new directive, NIS2.
Maqueda also reveals that, in addition to this implementation, the FGM is considering adopting B-FY's Identity as a Service (IDaaS) for players registering in tournaments.
This solution aims to reinforce security in identification and payment processes for activities and services, utilizing electronic cards with biometric identification. This would simplify and ensure processes that are currently carried out manually, relieving organizers' workloads and guaranteeing accuracy in details.
In Madrid, around 15 tournament directors have already benefited from B-FY's biometric identification, exclusively granting them the ability to manage and process results.
Oscar Maqueda explains that the implementation of the B-FY system "was simple and easy to adopt for tournament directors."
With this proactive focus on cybersecurity, the FGM highlights its leadership position and sets an example for other organizations in the fight against cyberattacks.
B-FY's identification protocol does not involve passwords or possession-based credentials of any kind. It also does not store any biometric data. Instead, it leverages the biometric identification capabilities of the user's smartphone along with the biometric data already stored on the device. The user's biometric data remains under their control at all times.
To identify the user, B-FY only needs to validate the phone number and email linked to their device, where their biometric pattern is stored. This enables user identification exclusively from that specific physical device and with the user's biometrics.
Furthermore, with B-FY, user data never leaves the user's physical device or goes to a server, making it immune to hacking. The user always maintains control over their biometric data. With B-FY's solution, user biometric data always remains under their control within their own device.