The Secret to Data Security

We all know how crucial it is to keep our data safe, whether it’s business secrets or personal information. Passwords used to be the primary method for securing our data.

But are they still effective today?

A recent report indicates that many people are still relying on passwords, with only a small percentage switching to biometrics like fingerprints. Although many still hesitate to make the change, which is understandable given that data privacy and security are top concerns for everyone.

So, what exactly are biometrics, and why should we consider them as a more secure alternative to passwords?

Biometrics involve using your unique physical or behavioural traits—such as fingerprints, facial recognition, or iris scans—to verify your identity. Unlike passwords, which can be forgotten, stolen, or cracked, biometrics offer a higher level of security. There are concerns about biometric data falling into the wrong hands, but these instances are rare and require significant effort and expertise.

Biometrics are a powerful tool in the fight against cyber threats. They are harder to replicate than passwords and provide unparalleled convenience. No more struggling to remember complex passwords; just a quick scan of your fingerprint or face, and you’re in.

If you’re not completely convinced on biometrics, there’s another option: passkeys.

These innovative authentication methods offer an alternative to traditional passwords. Passkeys use unique codes for each person, making them a difficult target when it comes to phishing attacks. By combining biometrics with passkeys can significantly enhance your business’s security without complicating things for your staff. In fact, most people find biometrics and passkeys easier to use.

While passwords have served us well in the past, we think it’s time to embrace new, safer methods of authentication.

Need assistance implementing biometrics or passkeys? We can help—get in touch.