What is Behavioral Biometrics?
Behavioral biometrics is a technology that uses the unique behaviors and patterns of a user to verify their identity. This can include factors such as how a user types, moves their mouse, or interacts with a device or application. By analyzing these behaviors and patterns, behavioral biometrics systems can create a unique profile for each user and use it to verify their identity. Behavioral biometrics is often used in conjunction with other risk factors, such as such as the times and locations of the logins, the devices used, browser fingerprints to provide a more robust and secure authentication process.
How Securify Identity Utilizes
Securify Identity uses behavioral biometrics together with contextual risk factors in identity threat detection and response (ITDR) to provide a more comprehensive and effective approach to managing identity threats.
Contextual risk factors refer to information about a user's context, such as their location, the device they are using, and the time of day they are attempting to log in. By analyzing these factors, ITDR systems can determine a user's risk profile and take appropriate action to prevent unauthorized access.
Behavioral biometrics, on the other hand, focuses on the unique behaviors and patterns of a user, such as how they type or move their mouse. By analyzing these behaviors, ITDR systems can create a unique profile for each user and use it to verify their identity.
When used together, behavioral biometrics and contextual risk factors can provide a more complete picture of a user's identity and the risks they may pose. For example, if a user's risk profile is high based on their contextual factors, but their behavior also indicates that they are the legitimate owner of the credentials, the ITDR system can grant access without requiring additional authentication factors. This helps to strike a balance between security and user convenience, and can improve the overall effectiveness of the ITDR system.
In the context of adaptive access control, behavioral biometrics can be used to adjust the level of access a user has based on their risk profile. By analyzing the user's behavior and generating a risk score, Securify Identity can determine whether additional authentication factors are needed, and can grant or deny access accordingly. This helps to strike a balance between security and user convenience, by providing the right level of access to the right users at the right time.
Behavioral biometrics can make the authentication process faster and more convenient for users. Since it uses behaviors that are inherent to the user, such as how they type or move their mouse, users do not need to remember or enter additional authentication factors. This can improve the user experience and make it easier for users to access the resources they need.
Passive and Continuous Authentication
Behavioral biometrics can be used to continuously monitor a user's behavior and verify their identity in the background, without requiring any additional input from the user. This allows organizations to provide a high level of security without disrupting the user's workflow.
Difficult to Replicate
Behavioral biometrics uses unique and difficult-to-replicate behaviors to verify a user's identity, providing a more secure authentication process than traditional methods. This makes it more difficult for attackers to gain unauthorized access to a system or network.
Important Factor for ITDR
Behavioral biometrics can be easily integrated with other security tools and technologies, such as identity threat detection and response platforms. This allows organizations to use behavioral biometrics as part of a comprehensive security strategy that includes both proactive and reactive measures.