A Single Security Point: The Chain of Trust and Biometric Sensors

Welcome to the third post in our series on the Chain of Trust. In this post, Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics, delves into creating a single security point with biometrics. The previous post in our series on the Chain of Trust looked at why the Chain of Trust is important.

In order to provide real security, a chain of trust must be established. This chain of trust is what consumers and businesses rely upon every time they access a system. Designed to keep the system and its users safe from data piracy, the chain of trust is not often actively thought of but it is an important piece of the security puzzle. Biometrics can play a significant role in security, and it is likely that this role will continue to grow and expand as the technology improves and overall security concerns grow.

End-to-End Encryption

The chain of trust is only as strong as its weakest link. As security challenges continually evolve, technology needs to rise to meet the needs of the public and private sectors and be able to address risks as they arise, or even anticipate weaknesses before they occur in order to prevent data breaches.

To avoid data breaches, end-to-end encryption is necessary. This means that each point of access requires encryption and biometric fingerprint sensors are no exception to this. As sensor technology has advanced, so too have the potential threats to it. Sensors provide more accurate readings than ever, making the current iteration of biometric identification sensors the best to date. This trend will continue, and biometric sensors will rise to future security challenges as admirably as they have in the past.

Advancing Security

Biometrics have advanced security in previously unprecedented ways. They enable the user to quickly access their data without having to remember passwords or other information. They literally always carry their security credentials with them. Gone are the days of simple pins and passwords, which were often easy to guess, easily lost and even more easily stolen. These flimsy security methods are now considered the bare minimum. Biometric identification on the other hand provides the user with a safe experience and a single-entry point that is more secure than ever before.

Fingerprint sensors have become more advanced in recent years. Biometric research continues, and as new challenges present themselves, the technology evolves to protect user data and keep security tight.

Single Point Security

Keeping security efficient but effective is one of the best features of biometric sensors. With a simple touch, they allow access to a variety of tools and services. Since they are unique by their very nature, they are difficult to steal, fake or duplicate. This makes them an ideal security solution.

Biometrics has a significant role in the future of security and has earned a place in the chain of trust. Providing the option for a single, secure point of entry, biometrics offer an opportunity to streamline tech processes and maintain the integrity of security systems already in place.

The previous post in our series on the Chain of Trust looked at why the Chain of Trust is important.