New York-based HYPR Corp has revealed that its HYPR Token, a biometric one-time password (OTP) authenticator, has been submitted for the testing and approval of Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation for tamper proofing.The firm notes that the recent compromise of Federal employee data from OPM's network confirms the need for strong authentication within government agencies.It adds that it intends to provide government-ready authentication by achieving validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Bojan Simic, CTO of HYPR Corp. said: “With so many advanced security threats today, allowing remote access to federal digital assets can quickly turn into a high stakes game. Government agencies and enterprises that do not support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or COPE (corporate-owned, personally enabled) want to be certain that a product's stated security claim is valid, and that's why FIPS 140-2 validation is so important. It reassures our customers and prospects that the HYPR solution is the real deal for secure biometric authentication.”George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR Corp told Planet Biometrics in an April interview that “The single most important lesson we can glean from 2015 concerning the elimination of cyber fraud is that the attacks we are seeing, no matter how large or catastrophic, come down to the lack of security on the end user level.”