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Biometrics will have us saying goodbye to passwords

While passwords aren’t dead yet, companies will continue to move towards other methods of authentication which will incorporate biometrics, behavioral tendencies and device profiling as their main log-in methods in addition to the passwords in use today.

Anyone with a smartphone has seen the evolution from traditional passwords to biometrics as the preferred form of authentication. We use our thumbs or our faces to quickly access our phones, apps and accounts.

On a segment for CBS 5 in Phoenix, I spoke about the increased demand for improved authentication methods in order to protect consumers’ privacy and information. While people may have been hesitant at first to lose their passwords, biometrics is just one example of a more secure form of authentication that cannot be guessed or shared.

While passwords aren’t dead yet, companies will continue to move towards other methods of authentication which will incorporate biometrics, behavioral tendencies and device profiling as their main log-in methods in addition to the passwords in use today. Institutions promoting advanced authentication features must prove to their customers that they have strong controls around privacy in order to earn their trust. Furthermore, institutions that demonstrate they are taking consumer security and trust seriously will continue to differentiate their business offerings to the customers they serve.

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