Just how secure is biometrics technology?

This is the third podcast in a series on information security. The focus in this interview, with HID Global vice president Greg Sarrail, is on biometric technologies. Though the focus is on fingerprint recognition technology, the conversation also covers iris scanning, voice recognition and facial recognition. Biometrics is taking off in a big way in consumer electronics, especially in smartphones. But how safe is the technology? Should we using biometrics in banking? And what are the differences between consumer-grade and commercial-grade sensors? And what happens if someone steals your fingerprint -- or, heaven forbid, chops off your finger? Find out more in this Skype interview with Sarrail, who is based in Silicon Valley.