As users increasingly demand frictionless authentication everywhere, biometrics solutions have garnered significant attention for both authentication and fraud prevention — especially on mobile and IoT devices. Furthermore, as their
adoption increases, they will hasten the demise of the industry’s least user-friendly method — passwords.
Several newer modalities, such as behavioral and electrocardiogram biometrics, show potential via mobile or continuous authentication, but they face stiff competition from established modalities such as fingerprint, face, and voice biometrics that are also going mobile.
As you strive to provide users with a frictionless registration and authentication experience, make sure the solution performs at scale with an acceptable level of false positives and negatives.
To ensure user acceptance and compliance, you have to reduce the likelihood that biometric samples will suffer a compromise. To this end, use vendors that store only a subset of encrypted mathematical characteristics and parameters of biometric samples. Continue reading