Biometric security is on a sharp growth curve, according to a number of recent research reports. The technology is on the rise in large part due to the fact that many mobile users have become comfortable using tools such as fingerprint identification for access.
Security experts see both positives and negatives with biometrics technology.
On the plus side, biometrics is an effective way to prove the true identity of individual users.
“The most obvious benefit is that it ‘proves’ a person’s identity with greater level of assurance,” says Jason Taule, CSO at FEI Systems, a provider of health-related technology products. “The presumption of course is that the biometric is used in combination with something the person knows. This is very important in situations where the access is to higher-level systems [or] resources.”