Thursday, April 8, 2010

Security Fears Over 3,500 Passports Lost In the Post

PERSONAL details of thousands of Britons have been put at risk after their passports were lost or stolen in the post, it emerged yesterday.
If an organization is doing everything it can and still faces identity management challenges, biometric tools are an excellent way to further reduce uncertainty about people's identity.

If, however, other weaknesses exist in the ID management chain, the addition of biometric tools may not improve security as much as the user expects.

Adding biometric tools to a flawed system can help create a false sense of security. After all, if you know your system is insecure you act a certain way to minimize risk. If you think your system is bulletproof and it is not, really bad things can happen.