As the biometric revolution has continued to accelerate in recent years, the business sector has proven to be one of the most mature areas of adoption. Companies and other organizations have always had particular security needs, and solutions such as office keys and security guards have been found in the past. But just as in other sectors such as government, financial services and medical care, the business world has been so affected by the wave of digitalization that the 21st century has generated, and this has brought new risks. As a result, these days, business managers are less concerned about losing keys to their offices or locked cabinets than about the password and username combinations that fall into the wrong hands, and digital security threats are Now a fundamental concern.
Passwords enter retirement
This context was the basis of our primer for Business Biometrics Month, "Passwords enter retirement", Which explains how biometric technologies are used to deal with these new digital threats. By citing survey data from Spiceworks and Javelin Research, the feature illustrated the growing trend of enterprise IT managers adopting biometric and multifactor authentication solutions, and looked at biometric leaders such as IDEMIA and BioConnect to see how they were addressing this growing market.
The feature also highlighted some of the prominent factors driving the business biometrics market, including the increasingly obvious threat of data breaches, the emergence of new regulations such as the PSD2 of the European Union, the emergence of the Bring Your culture Own Device in many workplaces and the increase of employees demand convenient authentication solutions.
So, how exactly does all this look in practice? To illustrate, our next feature for the month of business biometrics, "New frontiers in business security"Analyzed some of the latest state-of-the-art biometric solutions aimed at the business market, a new Ipsidy application, for example, takes advantage of the excitement of Apple's Face ID system by allowing self-authentication based on face recognition, while IriSafe offers a business authentication solution based on iris recognition and blockchain technology, and a Veridium solution combines behavioral biometrics with facial or fingerprint recognition.
These are relatively unique solutions that reflect the cutting edge of business biometrics, but in general terms illustrate the unique advantages offered by biometric approaches. They allow employees to confirm their identities in a convenient way, while guaranteeing a level of security that can far exceed that offered by passwords, the key proposal that drives the demand of the business sector of biometric technologies.
A & # 39; Great Convergence & # 39; in Enterprise Access
Having illustrated that general trend quite clearly, for our latest feature of Business Biometrics Month, we delve into the next big trend in the field of business biometrics: "The great convergenceThis brings us to the discussion of our first chapter on the security of the digital company and the growing role of biometrics in it, and at the same time, considers another case of prominent use in the business sector: access control biometrically Traditionally, these fields have been different, as cybersecurity specialists offer adapted biometric solutions for business IT, and access control experts incorporate more and more biometric data into their own offerings, but the big trend that is taking shape now it is the combination of these approaches, with the objective of establishing uniform biometric credentials throughout the company, from the passage through the main door to the access to the back-end IT environment.
The trend was particularly clear in this year's ISC West event, with our feature based on interviews with industry experts to help demonstrate that this is the new great paradigm shift to pay attention to. And once again, we saw how leaders such as BioConnect and IDEMIA were already at the forefront of this frontier, with the convergence of digital and physical access prepared to revitalize business security.
The expert chat shop
Finally, the Enterprise Biometrics Month has just closed with the last entry in the renowned series of webinars of FindBiometrics, "Enterprise Biometrics in the era of data breach". The panel discussion featured BioConnect CEO Rob Douglas, IDEMIA Vice President Gary Jones, and ISC West organizer Will Wise, and discussed several hot topics in business biometrics. A complete recording of the webinar is embedded above, which offers a privileged look at the growing business biometric market. It is an appropriate summary of much of what we have covered in the course of Business Biometrics Month, and a vivid illustration of the dynamism in the current market.
April 25, 2019 – by Alex Perala