Biometrics: The authentication factor you can’t lose and that’s unique to you

biometrics authentication interview Mitek

At the most recent edition of the Future Identity Festival we sat down for a chat with Travis Joseph, Client Manager at Mitek Systems. By utilising facial biometrics, image capture and ID card verification technology, Mitek enables businesses to onboard users and strengthen security against cybercrimes.

“By using a mobile device and an ID document,” Travis explains, “we can help an end user get through the onboarding process with a mobile device and also make sure the business is getting the right person through.”

Travis explores how identity verification platforms can be built according to the risk-appetite of a organisation, the challenges passwords pose to consumers and businesses, and the opportunity to provide safer and easier authentication through biometrics.

“Rather than using a password, why not just look at a phone without any friction and be authenticated within seconds?” he asks. Travis also discusses the importance of securely encrypting biometrics in the cloud, as well as obtaining full consent from users as to how their biometric data should be collected and stored.

The full video, exploring the future of biometric authentication and the launch of Mitek’s newest product MiPass, is available to watch now:

Save the dates for next year’s Future Identity Festival taking place on November 13th & 14th 2023, at The Brewery, London.

There’s only one week to go until Future Identity Finance, taking place March 29th 2023, at the Convene, London. Join 500+ attendees to explore how innovation, regulation and customer expectations are changing how we identify ourselves to access financial services.

And don’t miss the launch edition of Future Identity Customer, taking place on 16th May, in London, and bringing together identity innovators from consumer facing businesses in retail, gaming, mobility, entertainment, travel, healthcare and other key sectors.