A new report, released earlier this week by ABI Research says that face and iris scanners will outpace fingerprint readers as a security measure. Ryan Wilk, Vice President at NuData Security, a Mastercard company commented below.
Ryan Wilk, Vice President at NuData Security:
“The authentication market is in an innovation race to develop convenient, easy ways to verify people online, as cybercriminals have subverted all the static identifiers (passwords, usernames, and others). Different types of effective authentication solutions are coming to the forefront and being surpassed at a frenetic rate – everything from fingerprints to iris and face scans.
However, one thing that does not change is human behaviour; an identifier that cybercriminals cannot mimic. Better understanding and contextualising human behaviour (not just their physical characteristics), companies can have a better understanding of who the human behind the device really is. Multi-layered technologies that include passive biometrics and behavioural analytics recognise inherent human patterns to accurately identify the correct customer without adding friction.”