Secure authentication trends: Cloud biometrics, next-generation authentication

Secure authentication trends: Cloud biometrics, next-generation authentication

Date: Jun 18, 2012

For enterprises that haven't revisited their authentication strategies in several years, it may be time to take a fresh look. According to Gartner Inc., a confluence of technology trends affecting enterprises – mobility, social media, cloud computing and big data – are having an effect on virtually every area of IT, including the market for enterprise authentication technology.

In this video interview at the 2012 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Ant Allan, research vice president with Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner, discusses trends in secure authentication, including "cool" next-generation authentication technology, the emergence of cloud biometrics, why password-based authentication may simply be too great of a risk, and much more.

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