Biometrics is seen as the most secure authentication method

Thursday 26 April 2018 14:16 CET | News

A new study from Veridium has revealed that 86% of IT decision makers agree that biometrics is the most secure authentication method for both organizations and consumers to use.

Veridium found that among the surveyed companies, which included retailers that experienced a data breach, 63% are implementing or planning to add biometric authentication to prevent another one.

According to the data, 99% of IT decision makers reported that they are currently using passwords in their organizations and 81% of IT decision makers think biometric authentication secures their company’s data better than passwords alone. Yet, only 34% of respondents are very confident that passwords alone can protect data sufficiently. 

The main reasons influencing their usage of biometric authentication include overall better security (63%), increased workforce productivity (54%), and better accessibility (50%), the study revealed.

The study was conducted among 200 US senior IT decision makers who work in various industries, including retail, manufacturing and finance, among others.

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