The Near Future of Protecting Organizations’ Data

Since businesses started uptake of information technology in their day-to-day running, their information has increasing required protecting from cybercriminals eager to spill it in the open web. It has required the use of a password to secure these organizations’ data, which has proved an inadequate measure of protecting this information. It has become paramount to

Google’s project Abacus is an example of security professionals’ work on enhanced authentication methods. Their efforts have focused on a combination of techniques that have favored the use of biometric technologies as the alternative. Biometrics comes in both behavioral and physiological characteristics. Behavioral biometrics, for instance, hand tremor and navigation patterns, does not meet the optimal requirements unique authentication. Complementing these biometrics with physiological biometrics such as fingerprints, voice, and iris pattern recognition seem to provide the best combination authentication.

According to ONeLogin , While in the research spheres the identity and access methods work well, testing these techniques in other environs such as the businesses is yet to happen. This authentication comes with foreseeable challenges. Among them are the associated costs. Not all companies can provide every employee with biometrics reader. Organizations will also battle with whether to biometric readers with every gadget, which may significantly add to their costs. Secondly, cyber crooks have proved their ability to fake fingerprints posing a puzzle to companies on the right authentication combination to use. In addition, all forms of wear and tear including cuts, blisters, and burns may unfairly limit users’ access owing to the sensitive nature of authentication.

Biometrics, physiological- and to some extent behavioral, uniquely identify an individual and could be classified as personal data. The challenge posed to security professionals is the limited options that exist when biometrics are compromised. This is because biometrics is not something you simply change. They are you.

Biometric authentication is the future of businesses as many continue considering. Companies are further called to understand differences in biometric is proposed that the best approach is to have developers deliver on user-friendly technologies that balance both the use of passwords and biometric authentication.