September 24, 2019

Why You Need Biobehavioral Authentication for Real Cybersecurity

The average cost of a data breach is over $3.8 million. That's not counting the PR crisis your company will face. And you don't want your customers to lose faith in your brand, which can cause irreparable damage.

How can you prevent a data breach? Try using biobehavioral authentication. This state-of-the-art technique is one of the most secure authentication methods on the market.

So, how does biobehavioral authentication work? And why is it better than conventional security measures? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more!

What is Biobehavioral Authentication?

Biobehavioral authentication combines biometrics and behavioral authentication for optimal security. In biobehavioral authentication, a program monitors how you interact with your computer or cell phone for some time to establish your typical interaction patterns. This includes mouse movements, keystrokes, and gestures.

Once the program learns your typical behavior, if it notices an anomaly, it will ask for another security measure. Then, it will check your physical characteristics (biometrics) to make sure the person on the computer is you. This can be your fingerprint, facial recognition, or a retina scan.

These two items make up an immutable identity. And unlike other forms of authentication, it is frictionless. No need to stop and pull out your cell phone to get a token, just use the biometric scanner and continue on your way.

Why Replace Current Methods of Data Security?

Many companies don't see a reason to replace their current forms of data security. But biobehavioral authentication is the only real way to ensure cybersecurity. Let's examine current forms of authentication and see why they're deficient.

Passwords

Passwords are notoriously awful. 81% of company data breaches are because of passwords that are either weak or stolen. And it often only takes one employee's mistake for someone to infiltrate your entire network.

Besides weak passwords, most people also use the same username and email for every login. So even if your company has top-notch cybersecurity, they can crack your employee's password on a weaker website and use it to access your network.

Multi-Factor Authentication

To fight weaker passwords, many companies are implementing multi-factor authentication. This technique typically combines a password and a token sent to a cell phone. The idea is that it's difficult for a hacker to gain access to both your password and your mobile device.

But these methods aren't enough. These tokens are easy to intercept. If you're getting your tokens by text, all the hacker needs is your phone number.

Additionally, they're frustrating for users. The user has to stop and fetch the authentication code every authentication. And this often means you're only authenticated once, while biobehavioral authentication is continuous.

Are You Ready to Implement Biobehavioral Authentication?

So, are you convinced that you need biobehavioral authentication? Get started with this revolutionary security method today.

Acceptto's eGuardian is one of the best biobehavioral authentication solutions on the market. Request a demo today and say goodbye to passwords for good!

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