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Beyond Passwords: Using Advanced Risk-Based and User Biometrics
Global organizations are increasingly facing this challenge: Individuals using mobile devices and PCs expect to be able to transparently interface with apps and services. Whether it’s an online banking account or a workplace productivity app, for verifying identity, passwords are out and using fingerprints, facial recognition, and voice analysis are in.
But is risk-based authentication with biometrics ready for prime time? Organizations that want to make authentication as seamless and transparent as possible for users – without sacrificing appropriate levels of security – typically face more than a few challenges. Turning people’s mobile devices into a risk-based and “trusted” second factor for authentication requires bridging to existing legacy and back-end systems.
Above all, however, maintaining an excellent user experience remains key, since it naturally leads to greater user interaction with your products and service.
If you’re looking for new perspectives on these questions, please join Mathew Schwartz for an exclusive executive roundtable that will draw from the experiences of the attendees, offering insight on how they have been able to help their organizations adopt key biometric strategies that deliver business value and enhance the user experience.
Discussion topics will include:
- How are consumers’ and employees’ authentication expectations evolving?
- “Risk-based:” Is it ready for prime time?
- What are best practices for using biometrics and behavioral analysis?
- What are the opportunities posed by leveraging existing legacy and back-end systems with new authentication methods?
- Who inside an organization is best-placed to lead the charge?
Joining Mathew to provide expert insight and case studies is Neil Warburton, Security Architect at IBM Security.
Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Searcys at The Gherkin, 30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
Moderator: Mathew Schwartz