The Key Questions to Ask About Biometrics Security

By Jeremy Grant

Jeremy Grant is a Managing Director at The Chertoff Group, where he works with the firm's clientele to develop growth strategies, identify market solutions, and advise on policy impacts across information technology, cybersecurity and government services.  On Friday, Grant will moderate a panel at The Chertoff Group's Security Series event in Washington, exploring how to best improve identity and trust online in addition to what steps the next Administration should take to drive the adoption of better identity solutions online.

Amidst a rash of data breaches where compromised passwords provided the vector of attack – think Target, Anthem, OPM, or more recently, the Democratic National Committee – industry and government are working together to bolster their defenses. 

Augmenting – or ideally, replacing – passwords with more secure, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a critical step in protecting against the most common methods of attack.

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