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Device or server centric authentication?


KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE 1  - Exhibition Hall
Day 2 - May 1



Server-based biometrics – Were we too quick to demonize?
Brian Novack, Product Manager AT&T Chief Security Office – Identity & Access Management, USA
Jim Sullivan, Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development, BIO-key, USA

Enterprises just don’t know which way to turn. On the one hand, they recognize the reliability and frictionless authentication benefits of biometrics. On the other hand, they hear that device-only biometrics is supposedly the only biometric architecture for application authentication, usually accompanied with a caution that ‘you can’t reset your fingerprint’. Device-only biometrics works fine for consumers, but enterprises often involve nomadic workforces – for example, retail operations, call centers, and healthcare. Device-only biometric solutions simply cannot meet these requirements. It’s time to take a rational look at the benefits and concerns about biometrics on servers, which have been successfully used for years.

In this session, an enterprise authentication security expert with 25 years of experience will discuss the use cases for server-based biometrics in enterprise, explaining why one size just doesn’t fit all when it comes to biometric authentication. Attendees will learn the scenarios that call for server biometric implementations, how to properly manage such systems, and lessons learned from deploying such systems at massive scale.

•    One size does not fit all – enterprises need more than device-only biometric authentication when users move among machines;
•    Distinguishing enterprise from consumer authentication requirements;
•    How storing measurements became demonized.

Using biometrics to build a connected world
Joe Trelin, SVP, Platform and New Verticals, CLEAR, USA

It is well established that passwords are insecure and inconvenient. For years, biometrics have been touted as the solution… So why are passwords still around?

Are customers and businesses really resistant to biometrics? Or have they simply not seen enough value in them to entice them to take the plunge?

In this session, we will introduce the concept of networked biometrics, and the benefits this approach brings to both consumers and corporations.

Networked biometrics go beyond the device- or server-centric debate by creating a single, unifying ID that can be used across ecosystems and across digital and physical boundaries. This means businesses can unite their online and offline properties with a single ID and without the burden of managing biometrics themselves. Similarly, consumers can shed their wallets and passwords with a single ID unlocking access in all facets of their life.

Through companies like CLEAR, businesses are already beginning to leverage biometric networks today. In this presentation, we will discuss how they work (and how networked biometrics differ from traditional device- and server-centric biometrics), where they stand today and what the barriers may be to adoption in the future.

?    Introduce the concept of networked biometrics and its advantages over isolated biometric IDs;
?    Showcase how Fortune 500 companies are using networked biometrics today;
?    Discuss the adoption of networked biometrics to date, where the industry is headed and what barriers may exist.


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