Podcast | Should we trust biometrics? - TechCentral

Podcast | Should we trust biometrics?

This is the third podcast in a TechCentral series on information security. The focus in this interview, with HID Global vice president Greg Sarrail, is on biometric technologies.

Though the focus of the interview is on fingerprint recognition technology, the conversation also covers iris scanning, and voice and facial recognition technologies.

Biometrics is taking off in a big way in consumer electronics, especially in smartphones. But how safe is the technology? Should we using biometrics for banking authentication? And what are the differences between consumer-grade and commercial-grade sensors?

And, the big question: what happens if someone steals your fingerprint — or, heaven forbid, chops off your finger? Find out more in this Skype interview with Sarrail, who is based in San Carlos in Silicon Valley, California.

Also, check out TechCentral’s recent interviews with SensePost chief technology officer Dominic White and MWR InfoSecurity director Jacques Louw.

Greg Sarrail

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