A panel of industry experts at the 2019 ISC West conference in Las Vegas are predicting that biometrics are going mainstream with the mobile sector leading the way to adoption.
Robert Capps, VP and Authentication Strategist at NuData Security:
“Biometrics technology is increasingly implemented across the market, including the financial and ecommerce industries. Today, passive biometrics is an option to verify users online that doesn’t require an additional step up and it’s widely used to identify customers by their inherent behavior. The benefit of this type of technology is that it is seamless – customers don’t have to take an additional step to identify themselves. Cybercriminals using stolen credentials are blocked and personally identifiable information is not tracked or stored. However, it is important to remember that building an authentication platform for the future will require a layered approach so that if one authentication element is compromised another one will verify.”