Biometric Technology – the Future of eCommerce Strategy

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Paul Simmons.

Biometric Technology in eCommerce

Biometric Technology has a particular significance in eCommerce of the future

Ecommerce has successfully penetrated into the daily routine of the common man for getting them access to reliable and cost effective products in comparison to those available in the local markets. The ease and comfort of online shopping has facilitated people to get products at home, whereas merchants have also explored these channels to endorse their products to revenue maximization.

Despite the benefits, the eCommerce industry has brought several insecurities to the table regarding the personal and confidential information of customers. The buyers are interested in placing orders online, but the fear of fraud often prevents them from doing so.

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Why We Love Biometrics (And You Should, Too!)

As biometric technology deployments continue to spread around the world, we are witnessing a historic shift change in how individuals identify themselves in a variety of settings. We are entering a digital era where the use of passwords to provide access to and security for a host of services has become intertwined in everyone’s lives. However, relying on passwords to secure our identities is increasingly becoming a security risk whereas biometrics has proven to be a more secure and convenient way of self-identification to secure our information without memorizing truckloads of numbers and characters. Biometrics also offers additional benefits such as improving workforce management, more secure online banking, more efficient and equitable government service distribution, and increasing patient safety in healthcare – all examples of why you should embrace the use of the technology to protect your individual identity.

Top 25 terms in biometrics explained

25 popular biometric terms

 

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Infographic: Applications of AFIS

The applications of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) are increasingly being adopted by countries all around the globe. Biometric AFIS solutions have proven to be a much more secure and accurate tool to address the problems that traditional forms of identification present.

With a biometric AFIS system in place, government agencies such as border control, election commissions, and law enforcement can ensure accurate identification through unique biometric characteristics.

Infographic on Applications of Automated Fingerprint Identification Sytem AFIS

5 Advantages of Efficient Workforce Management

The world is rapidly evolving fueled by new technologies that exist to create efficiencies never thought possible. In workforce management, many companies are considering the adoption of new technologies such as biometrics to create efficiencies and save money.

For example, fingerprint, finger vein, iris, and palm vein biometrics are common modalities garnering more attention around the world as viable solutions that can be used for individual identification in different areas such as identity management, employee time and attendance, point of sale (POS) access, and more. The use of biometrics to create workforce management efficiencies is a growing trend to increase identification accuracy and security as well as to boost employee accountability, productivity, and business profits.

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Biometric Security Is Everywhere

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Brent Whitfield. He is the CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc.

Biometric security measures — once considered science fiction — have started to invade our lives. A deeper awareness of identity and data theft has fueled the steady rise of biometrics — which can be any type of natural identification of an individual. Many mobile users now use fingerprint identification technology to login or to pay. And to counter data breaches in the healthcare industry, medical companies have started to adopt an array of security systems that use data from a patient’s fingerprint, iris, veins, or face to protect health records.

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The Nature of Biometrics

Biometrics is the use of identification traits such as fingerprints, hand geometry or face topology that links a person to his or her confirmed identity. To provide proper authentication, a biometric device has to have the following basic functionality and flow:

  1. capture of biometric imprint
  2. extraction of biometric characteristics
  3. creation and storage of a template
  4. comparison for authentication

Once we have proper authentication, we can use biometrics for detailed access control — whether it’s for physical locks, digital accounts, enrollment or surveillance.

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The Top 5 Uses of Biometrics Across the Globe

Uses of biometrics across the globe is on the rise.

From border and immigration control to identifying criminals to time and attendance in workforce management, the practical uses of biometrics are growing rapidly.

Over the years, we have seen steady upward growth of biometric technology across the globe for myriad reasons but mostly due to the fact that personal identification and authentication is considered more and more important. From border and immigration control to identifying criminals to time and attendance in workforce management, the practical uses of biometrics are growing rapidly.

Many businesses consider biometrics to be applicable for government use only but they are quickly learning that the applications of biometrics extend far beyond the government use exclusively. In this post, we will discuss the top 5 uses of biometric technology across the globe — places where the technology is used to create more security and convenience for everyday citizens.

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How Does Biometric Verification in Ecommerce Reduce Security Issues?

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Alastair Brian. He is the writer from “FMEModules” – a brand well known for top of the line reliable PrestaShop Add-ons, themes, extensions and services. Follow him on TwitterLinkedIn.

Most e-commerce website users set passwords they can easily remember rather than using a secure authentication method like biometrics.

E-commerce is a booming industry where the main concern of every business owner is to provide the maximum level of comfort and security to consumers.

E-commerce websites have to confront serious security issues due to the vulnerability of online fraud, hacking, spamming, and theft of confidential data. The security of an online store is not only significant for the owners to run business operations smoothly, but it is more important for consumers to keep their personal and financial details secret.

In order to provide a secure shopping platform, eStores use different forms of authentication systems, and biometrics is considered the most effective of all. Unlike conventional authentication processes, biometrics does not require customers to set a password, keep remembering it and hide it from others.

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Infographic: How A Biometric Time Clock Improves Workforce Management

Employers all over the world are constantly seeking software solutions which can eliminate employee time theft to increase payroll savings, boost productivity, and create more accountability. Employee time theft costs U.S. companies alone billions of dollars each year simply because a proper workforce management system is not in place.

A biometric time clock is a viable solution to eliminate time theft and improve workforce management. The following Infographic demonstrates why biometric time clock deployments are increasing and what benefits employers can expect to see post implementation.

 

Biometric Time Clock Improves Workforce Management

 

 

Biometric Integration

Biometric Integration

Why Single Sign-On (SSO) Biometrics Is Slowly Replacing Passwords

Biometric Single Sign-On

Biometrics is slowly but surely replacing passwords in enterprise Single-Sign-On authentication.

The rise in security breaches and the increase in sophisticated hacking attacks of sensitive information has raised demand for a stronger and more secure Single Sign-On (SSO) for information access. Due to the fact that password-cracking techniques are increasing in sophistication, there is a strong need to implement more sophisticated single sign-on methods. Many are considering the advantages and efficiencies that biometric authentication brings to the table – biometrics is slowly but surely replacing passwords to provide stronger security and reliability. Biometrics has proven to be more effective in helping businesses and enterprises increase security, convenience, and achieve realized cost savings.

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How Biometrics on Smartphones is Changing our Lives

There are nearly 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, estimates The International Telecommunication Union which is equivalent to 95.5 percent of the world population. The world is more connected than ever before and every smartphone user wants to be sure about personal data security in the digital age. For years, the password was the only secured way of authentication, but times have changed and passwords are now much easier to hack and harder to remember as they increase in complexity. Alternatively, we have seen a precipitous rise in the use of biometrics to replace passwords because the technology has proven to be much more convenient and less time-consuming than passwords. Mobile phones and biometrics are a winning combination in the mass market, allowing the technology to become much more widely accepted.

Biometrics on Smartphones

Biometrics on Smartphones

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