Biometrics is fast becoming the preferred way to safeguard individuals and companies from hackers.  Biometrics is the measurement and analysis of people’s unique physical and behavioral characteristics used for the identification and access control.

The most well known Biometric techniques for physical characteristics are fingerprint readers, iris scans and facial recognition.  With respect to behavioral characteristics, Biometrics may include your voice, handwriting and typing rhythm.

The advantages of Biometrics with cyber security are that it eliminates long, complex passwords.  It is easy and convenient to perform a body part scan.  The identification accuracy is very high.

The disadvantages of Biometrics with cyber security are the high cost of bioreaders.  There is vulnerability to theft.  Finally, there are concerns with privacy issues.