Advances in technology are changing the way important and confidential data is stored; and many businesses from banks to government agencies now keep many classified files on a cloud. They therefore must take all the steps necessary to ensure accessing these documents is done securely. One way to make sure a password doesn’t get stolen or cracked, resulting in compromised files, is to make viewing the data only possible through a biometric key. This includes fingerprint scanning, retina scanning, voice authentication, and facial recognition – so a person or company’s secrets don’t accidentally wind up in the hands of those it wasn’t meant for, or those that could do harm.
It’s important to also consider how easily people are able to access data through cracking into someone’s mobile network, so the same securities set up on office applications should also be used to protect employees’ private devices, especially if they’re using them for work-related purposes. Furthermore, if businesses are having their own apps built for simple and safe employee access – choosing a developer that understands the significance of a secure connection is a must.
Guaraná Technologies is one mobile app developer that can create a product meeting your enterprise’s need for ultimate protection, utilizing two-step identification including biometrics to keep gateways safe. The user-generated content is then locked for the user’s access exclusively, and the developer sets up API security, ensuring all communications with the server are encrypted. Companies will also enjoy real-time monitoring of their app, and reporting (should any bugs, crashes, or other potential security issues arise) by Guaraná as part of the QA process.
A security system that relies on passcodes alone will not be enough to keep company information, or the systems used to store it safe. While a 15-character password can be effective if symbols, numbers, and letters are all used, most employees will find these hard to remember. They will typically opt for a shorter password – and what’s worse, the codes they pick will often be ones they employ for a variety of different applications, making their accounts and devices even more vulnerable. By allowing them to keep their passwords concise and instead asking for a biometrical code to supplement the login – the chances of an intruder co-opting the data decreases almost completely. A strong app developer will also make the biometrical reader sophisticated enough to detect a hacker trying to use a two-dimensional photograph, with tools such as three-dimension facial recognition.
Whether you’re working for a large corporation with security on the forefront of its mind, or simply a small business that wants to protect its privacy and that of its users – speak with the app developer about biometrics and integrating it into your existing applications or those you have in development. In the last 12 months, 46% of government companies experienced cyber breeches in westernized countries like the UK, and 74% are now making security a top priority. Ask yourself how you can be more cautious and aware of threats, and what you can do to protect your classified information 100% of the time.