Cybersecurity Showdown: Passkeys, Biometrics, Privacy Collide

December 26, 2023
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The use of passkeys and biometrics in cybersecurity has become increasingly popular, with many organizations requiring employees to use these technologies for added security. However, as technology advances and hackers find new ways to exploit vulnerabilities, passkeys and biometrics may become outdated. While biometrics is generally considered a safer option, the use of passwords and passkeys is often associated with data breaches. Passkeys and biometrics also face challenges in an era where technological advancements are met with sophisticated threat actors. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has emerged as a crucial defense mechanism against these threats. However, hackers can bypass MFA through social engineering and dark web access. Despite these challenges, there is a growing global consensus on the importance of privacy, and many countries have enacted or updated privacy laws to ensure robust accountability and data protection. The legal framework for biometric data protection varies from country to country, with some countries enacting comprehensive laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Member States. In the US, individual states have enacted biometric privacy laws, while in India, the Supreme Court has recognized privacy as a fundamental right, influencing the regulation of biometric data. Overall, organizations must remain vigilant and adapt to new threats while upholding user data privacy.

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