April, 08 2015

SSL and Biometric Security

Currently a significant global utilization of the fingerprints or other biometric security solutions by users for authentication is used latterly in a growing way and this made the biometric security a well-known technology.

According to the recent published report by Juniper Research, probably by the 2019 year, it is presumably that the authentication apps will be downloaded up to 770 million per year. Consequently, this will reduce the employment of alphanumeric commonly passwords and will increase the application of biometric security features such as fingerprint readers, voice authentication mechanisms as well as facial recognition systems in social networks for a stronger security.  Thus, in the near future, all this exotic biometric security known only in spy thrillers will be a standard feature put into use worldwide not only in smartphones but also in other mobile devices.


Biometrics in the future

  1. Nowadays biometric solutions are widely used, essentially in smartphones. These mobile devices contain a massive amount of sensitive personal information, such as private correspondence and medical records as well as timetables and business information. In the case of a stolen device, the user will never know if an unknown person use apps or executes other irrelevant activities on the device.

    Biometric solutions protect devices from strangers’ access, using different authentication automated methods like fingerprint or voice authentication or eye scanning as the highest security level.
  2. On the other part, diverse medical organizations offer services of collecting and employing biometric patients’ data.
  3. In addition, the use of the biometric solutions became larger in the cloud.

Therefore, all this biometric data is sensitive information that requests different pertinent solutions from developers to be adequately registered, stored, secured, optimized, shared and administered.

Both digital biometric records and storage need significant security planning to protect the servers storing sensitive biometric data of hacking, as well as to prevent damaging consequences for individuals which own personal physical characteristics on these servers.

CyberSSL.com offers one of security solutions which are Secure Sockets Layer certificates.

SSL certificates are used to encrypt the transmitted biometric data, like from a mobile device to medical organizations as well as vice versa, or between cloud and local databases to end-users devices.

CyberSSL.com provides SSL certificates that contribute to end-users’ private information insurance and confidence.