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Why Should CIOs Recommend Biometric Authentication Over Other Security Measures?

By CIOReview | Thursday, January 30, 2020

CIOs can recommend biometric authentication to their companies to provide more security while stopping to rely on password and embrace using biometrics.

FREMONT, CA: The idea of moving on from password-based, single-factor authentication appears to be resisted by businesses. Companies also believe that their workers may not embrace the concept as biometrics would add complexity to their environment. However, on a thorough examination, neither of these assumptions proves true. Besides, companies by their misguided attempts are sabotaging the optimal performance of their identity protection.

Instant Benefits of Biometric Authentication Adoption

First, in their authentication companies get to use biometrics. Like passwords, the biometric aspects can not be overlooked. Second, biometric factors are inherently unique. Hackers cannot duplicate them for fraudulent logins. Finally, since almost all workers already own biometrically authenticated mobile devices, they find biometrics more convenient than passwords.

In addition, organizations can inadvertently achieve the advantages of a two-factor authentication program by using the mobile devices of workers as hard tokens for their authorization and using biometrics as another factor. This will help to boost convenience and security.

Behavioral biometrics is another method of deploying a biometric application which oversees the activities of staff and users on the network, including typing patterns to ensure their authenticity. This, in turn, allows the authentication to be more reliable.

However, convenience cannot determine the company’s identity security posture. It can and should affect the way how companies deploy their strategy. Thus, the workers buying into the company’s schemes always end up improving this; the contrast also holds true when staff chooses to work around it. For this reason, the adoption of biometric authentication is san easy choice.

Biometrics as a Part of Multifactor Authentication

Top Identity and Access Management Solution CompaniesBiometric authentication can be implemented as a step towards multifactor authentication. Hackers will undoubtedly break through a multifactor authentication system. It requires resources and time, however, that hackers don’t have. As a barrier to entry, each element the firm implements establishes another layer of identity protection.

Also, multifactor authentication, like biometric authentication, doesn’t mean hassle. Some critical factors, such as geofencing and supervising access request times, exist in the background without intruding the user experience.

Companies can thus see biometric authentication as transforming the first step in their identity-management protocols.

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