Will IOT make it possible for biometrics to make the leap to DNA?

bigstock-Thinking-man-Detailed-vector--25171361Like every other animal on the planet, every individual is different. And that uniqueness is what it means to be human. We all have different likes and dislikes, different ways of doing things and different ways for our feelings to adapt to each other.

That uniqueness makes biometrics possible, finger prints or retinal scans are based on no one being the same. The problem with biometrics at the moment is that you still have to do something to prove that you are you. A scan of your eye or your finger has to be done by some level of mechanical device.

Will the Internet of things change that? Will IOT make it possible to scan someone’s retina from 10 feet away, or read your fingerprints from across the room? The computing power is already there to process the information in real time.

Will the next step in biometrics and IOT be DNA metrics or markers?

If so what are the security implications of such a process.

With all, of the security breaches that have happened over the last couple of months, would you be willing to have some level of your DNA installed in a security system. Will IOT allow for the collection and transmission of that level of data and if so how are we going to protect it.

Just a thought

Roger Smith, is an educator. Teaching students at ADFA (UNSW) and showing them how vulnerable they are to cybercrime.

He is also CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, an Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework. He is a Consultant who specialises in inexpensive and highly effective security strategies for small and medium businesses and not for profit organisations.

He has developed and authored the SME Security Framework and the Security Policy Training Course which are considered to be the definitive guides to helping SME's protect their organisation using the principles of Technology, Management, Adaptability and Compliance.

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