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CIO Jury: Biometrics and PKI on agenda for IT bosses

National ID card could be the driver says silicon.com’s CIO panel… Stronger security technologies such as biometrics and public key infrastructure (PKI) are at the heart of companies’ future IT security plans, according to the latest silicon.com CIO Jury. With recent issues around the possible introduction of a national biometric ID card and various ID and password theft scams, we asked our panel of CIOs if stronger authentication for either employees or customers is a part of their longer term IT strategy over the next five years. Two-thirds of our 12-man panel came out in favour of biometrics and PKI – ranging from very small-scale specific uses to enterprise-wide schemes – four against. Graham Yellowley, director of technology at Tokyo-Mitsubishi bank, said he is looking at both PKI and biometrics. “We will be implementing PKI early 2004 and we are evaluating biometrics for all employees, though this will probably not be implemented in 2004. We would like biometric access for systems access and for security door access,” he said. Full Story

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