Survey Finds Many Businesses Embracing Biometrics After a Data Breach

“…63 percent of respondents whose companies had endured a data breach were either implementing biometric authentication or planning to do so.”

Data breaches offer a pretty compelling incentive for organizations to embrace biometric security, suggest the results of a new Veridium-commissioned survey.Survey Finds Many Businesses Embracing Biometrics After a Data Breach

Conducted by market research firm Vanson Bourne, the survey polled 200 senior IT administrators from organizations employing a staff of at least 500 people. A key finding is that 63 percent of respondents whose companies had endured a data breach were either implementing biometric authentication or planning to do so. And that represents a lot of organizations, with 53 percent of respondents reporting that their companies had experienced a data breach in the last five years.

As for the IT administrators themselves, they appear to be strong proponents of biometric security. Only 34 percent said they were confident that passwords alone offer sufficient security, while 86 percent said they agree that biometrics offer the most secure authentication method.

The findings are grist for Veridium’s mill. The biometrics specialist has just announced the launch of a new mobile app for enterprise authentication that can leverage both facial and fingerprint biometrics via a standard smartphone, an approach that could offer companies a quick and easy means of implementing biometric security – ideally ahead of a potential breach, and not in the wake of one, though better late than never.

April 20, 2018 – by Alex Perala