The risk of centralized storage for biometric data
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The risk of centralized storage for biometric data


This is a guest post by Don Waugh, Co-CEO of Applied Recognition. In June 2015, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered a data breach stealing the records of 21.5 million pe…

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Centralized systems are easier to manage but the damage is much greater at a breach, like putting all the eggs in one basket.

Sensitive data should be as inaccessible as possible. In a decentralized or distributed solution with strong protection of the nodes, as well as the data in motion, the risk is much more limited. An attack on a single device or server will only jeopardize the very limited set of data in that node, not the whole system.

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