Embracing a Passwordless Future Through the Adoption of Biometrics

It’s no secret that the use of traditional passwords no longer cut it when it comes to keeping data safe. In fact, studies have shown that 81% of hacking-related breaches are a result of weak, stolen or reused passwords. Even the FBI is recommending the use of more complex forms of multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Embracing a “passwordless future”

You have likely heard that passwordless is where the future of authentication is heading. The phrase “passwordless future” is often used when referring to a not so distant point in time where companies can achieve a utopic balance of heightened identity access and frictionless user experience.

Like other unexpected events throughout history, COVID-19 has become a catalyst for transformation. The dramatic shift to a mostly remote workforce has increased the demand for more stringent methods of authentication for users with privileged access. Organizations are now in the position where they must pivot their processes to avoid business disruption while still maintaining security.

So how can enterprises make the inevitable shift to a passwordless future?

Implementing the use of biometrics to your current MFA strategy is a great start.

A biometric MFA is frictionless for the end-user, relying on scans of the face, iris, or fingerprints to ensure that the user is who they say they are. Unlike common numerical and alphabetical passwords that can be hacked through the most basic social engineering and technical attacks, biometrics add a layer of security that are nearly impossible for an attacker to replicate.

SOFTwarfare® has recently launched BioThenticate®, a revolutionary biometrics tool that can be seamlessly integrated with currently deployed cybersecurity applications to ensure that users & valuable data are protected while enabling teams to focus on business goals. Leveraging various biometric methods that can be implemented with today’s smartphones, including high-speed Iris recognition, fingerprint scanning, and facial recognition technology, BioThenticate® increases security and efficiency for critical data and software applications.

In addition to increased security, BioThenticate® also improves efficiency and productivity through eliminating the need for password resets or system lockouts due to forgotten/misentered passwords.

Click here to earn more about how BioThenticate® can allow your organization to return its focus to business goals with the peace of mind biometrics deliver.