Can Biometrics and IoT complement each other?

calendar_month February 22, 2020

We today carry biometrics in our pocket to protect our data on smart phones. Biometrics are easy to integrate with other systems and it is difficult to duplicate the biometric credentials as they vary from person to person. On this note, biometrics is considered as the most advanced security application available accepted by the industry.

IoT is all about communicating vital information between a set of data points. These datapoints share vital information that contains user sensitive data. This is where biometrics step in as a key player to provide strong security for connected devices by allowing only authorized people to access it.

We need to ensure biometric security measures exist at every data point. There are many biometric security measures like securing with a fingerprint scanner or utilizing a smartcard to verify identity. These security measures allow data to flow freely and quickly between data points. As the number of connected devices and datapoints continue to grow, the need for biometric security measures continue to stay in the forefront.

What makes biometrics more secure ahead of encryption or password protections when it comes to IoT is that the biometric characteristics are unique to a an individual and cannot be duplicated. Passwords and encryptions can be duplicated over time with practice and patience, but biometrics cannot be duplicated and they vary from individual to individual making biometrics a very secure means of communicating data across the IoT ecosystem.

Biometrics will only continue to grow at a fast pace, thereby penetrate into all levels of technology. With the need to keep data secure, ease of integration enabling seamless flow of data with authorized access make biometrics as the most reliable security means for end users talking about advanced IoT systems. We being a biometric based identity management company only foresee biometrics and IoT going hand in hand into the future. The combination is going to make our lives more smarter than before.

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