White Paper - From Password to Person: The Evolution of Biometrics

Wed, May 27, 2020General


In recent years, identity verifiers have moved to address the vulnerabilities of knowledge-based identity data by employing biometric solutions. The verification of biometric data, liveness detection, and associated security processing are key areas of innovation. Physical biometrics such as fingerprint, face, or palm are being combined with technologies that recognize behavioral traits and associated devices to create seamless, intelligent, and more secure methods of authentication.

This Mastercard white paper was produced in association with the International Center for Biometric Research and The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University.

LINK: mastercardcontentexchange.com/perspectives/2020/why-we-are-our-own-best-protection-the-case-for-biometrics/

This document provides:

  • A comparative overview of different biometric modalities
  • Assesses security and usability issues
  • Reviews recent advances in technology and the expansion of uses
  • Discusses regulatory trends and ethical considerations
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