About Thomas Yohannan

Thomas Yohannan has been involved in law and enterprise technology for more than 15 years, most recently at Cisco Security in business development focused on identity. Thomas has written for various publications on the convergence of enterprise, security & payments with a pinch of law.

Is Mastercard bridging the gap from passwords to biometrics?

This is a guest post by Thomas Yohannan, a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator. MasterCard rolled out an interesting initiative a few weeks back in South Africa. The company developed cards with an additional layer of security to counteract fraud — a biometric fingerprint sensor. By combining chip technology with your fingerprint, the company can now verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The process is quite simple in that you stick your card into the terminal during payment. The biometric