Infographic: the future of identity
IBM Security has released a global study examining consumer perspectives around digital identity and authentication – IBM Security: Future of Identity Study – which surveyed nearly 4,000 adults from across the US, Asia Pacific and Europe.
Some key findings of the survey include:
- Security outweighs convenience
People ranked security as the highest priority for logging in to the majority of applications, particularly when it came to money-related apps.
- Biometrics becoming mainstream
67% are comfortable using biometric authentication today, while 87% say they’ll be comfortable with these technologies in the future.
- Millennials moving beyond passwords
While 75% of millennials are comfortable using biometrics today, less than half are using complex passwords, and 41% reuse passwords. Older generations showed more care with password creation, but were less inclined to adopt biometrics and multifactor authentication.
- APAC leading charge on biometrics
Respondents in APAC were the most knowledgeable and comfortable with biometric authentication, while the US lagged furthest behind in these categories.
More findings are in this nifty infographic created by IBM: