Efficiency and reliability of biometric systems continue to increase, even after a few tough years brought on by radical claims from vendors, according to Richard Lazarick, chief scientist at CSC’s Global Security Solutions Identity Labs. Organizations have hesitated to deploy biometrics not because of performance issues but because of a perceived lack of standards. That problem has been solved by M1 and ISO publishing good standards that have already been proven to work.
“The barrier now is, ‘Can I convince myself that I’m going to get a return on investment’,” states Lazarick. One way that Lazarick thinks the industry will overcome this barrier is with having third-party testing, certifying claims that vendors make as well as possibly having an approval process or approved product list for biometrics.