Many companies are now looking for ways to leave behind the “password”. The problem with using passwords is human error. Many people usually just make really simple password that are easy for them to type and or remember. Many times it not just simple passwords but rather some employees are willing to trust anyone with their password. This leaves a huge security risk for companies because many of their employees have access to sensitive information and if their account is compromised then there will be problems.
Biometric security systems fix many of the problems with passwords. Biometrics provides faster access to secure documents which in the end leaves employees happy. It also prevents people from letting others know their password because you can’t really lend a finger or eyeball. Biometrics is improving and now offers things like USB finger print scanners which allow users to easily access their account form multiple systems. They are also developing Biometrics for mobile platforms which will give users even more ways to access their accounts. Biometrics still has security risks but it is much more secure than passwords.