Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Biometrics: The Physical Attributes vs. Behavioral Patterns Privacy Debate

In a world where we can no longer rely on authentication based on 'static elements,' we are increasingly seeing biometric-based authentication technology used as a way to verify users. But the use of biometric factors is rapidly becoming an area of concern from a data privacy and security perspective. This article highlights why it is no longer viable for organizations to only rely on traditional, static forms of identification, such as passwords; the difference between physical and behavioral biometrics, and why behavioral biometrics is able to provide a higher level of security for online activities; and why behavioral biometrics are far more privacy-friendly than physical biometrics, and are far less invasive.