Session: Biometric Authentication: The One Scan Wonder
Using an eye scan to unlock top secret vaults and nuclear codes isn't just something that happens in movies anymore. With today's evolving technology, your thumbprint, your face, and even your voice can unlock everything. From social media accounts, to electronic devices, and even the front doors of homes, biometric technology is changing the way that users interface with applications. But how does it actually work? Are companies archiving our thumbprints or storing pictures of our faces in a database? The answer to both questions is NO! Biometric logins are actually more secure, as they leverage a unique authentication technology called FIDO (Fast Identity Online). It's not only passwordless, but also one that does not require any server-side storage of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) data like emails, phone numbers, faces, or fingerprints -- meaning that no user data ever leaves your device!
With 1 billion active users and an average of 50 million logins per day, TikTok is integrating this FIDO technology into all of its services to ensure that users can access their accounts in a safe and efficient manner. Deemed "The New Passwordless Standard", FIDO is the new industry approach for managing customer identities and has already been adopted by Facebook, Google, and many other companies. Come learn more about FIDO technology at TikTok, and how it's revolutionizing the way we approach user authentication.
- what the technology behind biometric logins is
- how does this technology work
- biometric logins don't actually save any of your data -- your info never leaves your device
Sydney Ng joins us from TikTok, where she currently works as a Security Engineer and working on biometric logins. Coming from a background of Zero Trust Engineering and Site Reliability Engineering, she works with her team to build scalable and sustainable security products for the app you know and love.