Identity Access Management technology is at the heart of every Chief Information Security Officer’s strategy, but most have relied on passwords for far too long. According to industry statistics we still have over 40% of organizations not even implementing some form of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) yet. With this in mind and the number of identity breaches reported in the last year alone, it is a clear signal that now is the time to prepare for 2020 with an upgrade to your identity access management strategy.
Identity Access Management For 2020
Identity Access Management (IAM) strategies have largely remained unchanged for the last few decades. But, as we approach a new decade with 2020, it is time to reevaluate those IAM decisions and look into next generation technologies that will meet the demands of the decades to come.
Most users are extremely busy and don’t have time to waste on remembering passwords, retrieving and typing in PINs or scanning various body parts in order to differentiate their identity from someone else. What is needed today to ensure your Identity Access Management strategy is as secure as possible is to establish some form of immutable identity for your users. An immutable identity is not capable or susceptible to change. In short it can provide a unique way to authenticate individual users without the fear of impersonation, hijacking or stuffing. It turns out that you can get to an immutable identity if you leverage the new class of artificial intelligence/machine learning-based technologies.
IAM Ready For Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AIML)
For those who are still acronym-challenged, AIML stands for Artificial Intelligence Markup language and according to Wikipedia:
“The XML dialect called AIML was developed by Richard Wallace and a worldwide free software community between 1995 and 2002. AIML formed the basis for what was initially a highly extended Eliza called "A.L.I.C.E.." ("Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity"), which won the annual Loebner Prize Competition in Artificial Intelligence three times, and was also the Chatterbox Challenge Champion in 2004.”
You also can’t have a discussion on AIML without discussing Machine Learning. TechTarget describes it as:
“Machine learning (ML) is a category of algorithm that allows software applications to become more accurate in predicting outcomes without being explicitly programmed. The basic premise of machine learning is to build algorithms that can receive input data and use statistical analysis to predict an output while updating outputs as new data becomes available.”
Fundamentally, a tool is usually targeted at a specific problem set. In this case the basis is to better understand, interpret and act on more human-centric linguistics and measurable behaviors. This has opened the doors for insightfully uses in the identity and access management market specifically for authentication solutions.
As discussed in a previous blog, cyber identity authentication started out with passwords only, then went to multi-factor authentication to leverage a password plus something like a SMS message or biometric device. The challenge besides the obvious lack of security and ease at which these have been breached is the amount of drag they provide. The real of AIML-based authentication is the elimination of this drag.
Using artificial intelligence and machine learning a solution can monitor user context based on simple yet effective configurable policies that drive dynamic risk-based scoring of authentication requirements, which, in turn, adapt to user behavior, attributes and the ecosystem of associated devices and resources cognitively and continuously.
Continuous Behavioral Authentication Is IAM With AIML
You IAM strategy for 2020 should definitely be enhanced with an AIML-based technology to adapt to current cyber threats and better prepare your organizations to come as the new decade fast approaches and even more sophisticated threats are expected.
Acceptto is a transformative Biobehavioralä AIML authentication technology delivering you continuous identity protection and peace of mind in an age where passwords are ineffective and identity authentication is mission critical.
Acceptto is built on the premise that your credentials today, and those that you’ve yet to create, have already been compromised. Your identity cannot simply be based on a password or a one-time token or only your biometrics. Your immutable identity is a combination of your physical behaviors, attributes and Digital DNA. We call it Cognitive Authenticationä. You can eliminate preventable harm with our Biobehavioral AIML technology that enables frictionless authentication, prevents credentials stuffing instantaneously, ensures your true immutable identity continuously, and dramatically reduces risk, likelihood of fraud and cost of helpdesk operations without the guesswork or latency.
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