There is a growing recognition among security experts and the public alike that password-based security is no longer sufficient. Fortunately, a range of compelling security solutions have emerged in recent years that can supplement and replace password-based systems.
Most contemporary mobile devices are now equipped with biometric sensors that can be leveraged for strong, reliable, and convenient authentication. Fingerprint sensors are widely used to log into online accounts on mobile channels, and face-scanning systems are increasingly being adopted to let end users access and even open new online accounts through selfie-based identity verification.
Biometric sensors are also making their way into a growing number of laptops and computers, while USB and NFC-based security keys are increasingly being recognized as valuable tools for second factor authentication. That is thanks in large part to cross-industry initiatives like the FIDO Alliance, which has established standards and specifications to guide the development of innovative tools for strong online authentication.