Biometrics standards evolving

Biometrics standards evolving

As the consumer use of biometric security increases, businesses need to ensure they're investing in the right sensors and meeting evolving standards for their servers and data centers. Biometric technology provides key physical security that cannot be matched with other methods, significantly reducing risk of data theft or interference. However, if companies don't invest in the right solutions they could hurt productivity and run into other issues down the road.

According to Planet Biometrics, biometric access control is becoming standard for consumer security needs with mobile devices, computers and other electronics. This trend is driving significant advances in the quality of these technologies, and businesses need to stay ahead of the game, updating their data center security to meet new standards. The creation of standard protocols for biometrics will drive the quality of these security methods, regardless of the medium.

"Nearly every smartphone, digital device or computer system that has a financial component to it will have a biometric component built into it in the very near future. The concerns about fraud, hacking and personal privacy have created a tidal wave of momentum on this front," Hector Hoyos, and industry expert, told the news source. "Now, securing all of the biometric data that's being generated is of the utmost importance. As with every major technological breakthrough, a series of accepted standards and protocols must be widely adopted from the manufacturer and database management end before consumers can fully be comfortable."

Standards aren't the only consideration when it comes to biometric security, however. According to Nick Perkins, another industry expert, businesses looking to protect their data have to ensure they are investing in the sensor technology to meet their needs as well. This means high-quality tools that won't fail to protect data, or hinder legitimate access either. Perkins noted that many of the currently accepted standards are based on out-dated and legacy technology, such as optical imaging. As such, companies need to invest in updated, modern security solutions – such as multi-spectral sensors.

By focusing on updating sensors to the latest advances and maintaining current standards for security quality, companies can focus on maintaining the sanctity and integrity of their server environments, without fear of hurting their own productivity or efficiency. Ultimately, this means the quality of work can continue unaltered even as the quality of data security increases exponentially.

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