April 10, 2019

Biobehavioral Authentication vs. SSO Security: Why Choose Biobehavorial Authentication

How seriously does your company take cybersecurity? Have you gotten hacked?

You have to keep your customer's information secure, and the only way to do that is keeping your own information secure. Proprietary secrets and files that could compromise your business aren't safe anymore under SSO security.

Read more to find out why biobehavioral authentication is more secure and how you can keep your business safe.

What Is Biobehavioral Authentication?

We've all seen TV shows where access to a secret room can only happen with a retina scan. Many employers even use fingerprints integrated with their time clocks. Yet biometrics aren't the only factor that makes the biobehavioral authentication system safe. 

Biobehavioral authentication takes biometrics into account along with other things like digital DNA and physical characteristics. It's more about recognizing that you are who you say you are, or verifying identity, then providing a set of credentials.

Even your habits can count toward identifying yourself. For example, how fast do you type? How hard to you hit the keys?

These factors, or how you click the mouse, are attributes unique to you that are nearly impossible to imitate. That's what makes it such a great way to keep things secure.

What Is SSO Security?

SSO security, or single-sign-on security, it where you log in once at the beginning of a session and it opens up many services to you. You can access and use different functions without having to log in again.

One example of this is the Google office suite. When you log in to your Google email, you can also access Drive, Docs, and Sheets without having to log in again.

You should note that this is different from a federated identity method. The two are similar, but in FID the user can log in to other organizations using credentials from another original organization. For example, if a website asks you to "log in with Facebook," you'd be using FID.

In essence, you're trusting that the new website will use your Facebook credentials without storing them and accessing your Facebook profile for nefarious reasons. And they're trusting that Facebook already knows who you are and keeps track of its users so they don't have to.

FID and SSO security can and do get used together, so it's easy to get them confused.

How Can I Be The Most Secure?

One of the ways that SSO security is vulnerable is through some programs' glitches. They have ways around needing a password to make changes. Instead, if the hacker knows the right URL, they can change accounts without ever having to use a password.

Biobehavioral authentication takes a lot more than a password to hack. True, you can't change biometrics (something the law is beginning to recognize) like you can a password, but they are hard to imitate. When combined with the other factors used in biobehavioral authentication, it makes this form of security a step above the rest.

Using artificial intelligence to help authenticate users' identities means we can analyze human behaviors faster and measure them (like pressure in a keystroke). These unique features make it impossible to mimic you, which keeps your data safe when you choose biobehavioral authentication over SSO security.

Choosing To Be Safe

When you line up SSO security next to the mammoth of cybersecurity, biobehavioral authentication, the choice is clear. Hackers can bypass passwords, but they can't mimic your behaviors to trick the authentication process.

If you want to keep your company safe and secure, the best option is biobehavioral authentication.

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