Businesses 'interested in biometric data protection solutions'
23 June 2011
Posted by Samuel Couratin
Organizations are developing an interest in data protection solutions that employ biometrics, it has been found.
A study by DigitalPersona discovered that 42 per cent of businesses are interested in such access controls.
Covering attendees at the Infosecurity Europe 2011 event, the poll also revealed that 67 per cent of respondents believe disk encryption to be a key priority in terms of IT safeguards.
The report noted that data protection regulations are becoming tighter and there have been a number of high-profile recent losses of confidential information.
"Businesses are seeing these attacks, as well as the major financial and reputational damage that they cause and are realizing the importance of protecting their own data wherever it resides," said Jim Fulton, DigitalPersona Vice-President of Marketing.
According to the security specialist, biometric technology is maturing and is becoming more reliable and affordable for firms of all sizes.
In the UK, the Information Commissioner's Office is responsible for monitoring data protection issues and can fine organizations for the worst breaches of the law.