Biometrics Update: Physical and passive biometrics: finding the right security balance

April 9, 2018 — Physical and passive biometrics: finding the right security balance

Robert Capps, VP at NuData, contributed a report issued yesterday by Biometric Update, disclosing the details of the rise of biometrics as an authentication solution. The use of biometrics technology for online authentication is picking up momentum in the cybersecurity industry, according to Capps.

Multi-layered technologies that include passive and physical biometrics provide the right security balance. These technologies allow companies to let legitimate users go through while adding friction, such as a fingerprint scan requirement, only on those users showing high-risk signals. This balance between different biometrics technologies blocks fraudulent transactions even if hackers steal customer devices, identity, password or credentials.

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