Zighra patents technology for user-device behavioral models

Zighra has received its latest patent with the U.S. patent office, enabling the company to develop highly personalized user-device models to safeguard against account hijacking, social engineering, and automated bot attacks negatively impacting the connected economy. The patent expands on the behavioral intelligence layer of Zighra’s foundational patent on N-dimensional authentication. It covers Zighra’s newly-created proprietary lightweight machine learning algorithms that can operate locally on a device. By using device sensors including touchscreens, accelerometers and gyroscopes, Zighra’s machine learning technology

Zelle payments network expands partner ecosystem

Real-time payments network Zelle has added ACI Worldwide, CGI, D3 Banking Technology, and IBM to its growing list of technology partners. These technology companies will provide design, development and integration solutions and services to help accelerate the adoption of Zelle at their financial institution clients. A full list of participating financial institutions can be found on Zelle’s website. “Our new technology partners empower financial institutions to deploy real-time payments quickly with Zelle – accelerating time-to-market, reducing risk, growing revenues, and

Zighra unveils authentication and threat detection solution

Zighra has launched SensifyID, a patented solution that delivers a 360-degree view of user interactions and continuous proof of identity while preserving the privacy and security of the end consumer. According to the company, this is the first patented solution to run advanced machine learning and behavioral authentication algorithms entirely on-device. The SensifyID platform gathers device, behavioral, and environmental intelligence proactively to build high fidelity, on-device behavioral models that enable continuous proof of presence and analytics to authenticate a user’s

BioCatch VP touts behavioral biometrics as wave of the future

Behavioral biometrics is a breakthrough cybersecurity technology that identifies people by how they do what they do, rather than by their physical characteristics, what they know, or by the authentication technology they possess. Behavioral biometrics is defined as the measurement and analysis of human activity patterns. Historically, these have included keystroke patterns, gait, and handwritten signatures. However, today’s advanced behavioral biometric techniques now capture a wider array of human interactions between a device and an application, such as hand-eye coordination,

Authentication system for wearables combines behavioral biometrics with voice recognition

Researchers from the College of William and Mary have published a first-of-its-kind study that reveals that combining voice and touch recognition may help to prevent hackers from accessing personal data, according to a report by IEEE Xplore. The researchers claim to be the first to combine behavioral biometrics from different dimensions, which includes touch gestures, with voice commands for use with wearable glasses. The study explores the development of a new continuous authentication system for increased privacy protection could make

NuData picks up leader award from Javelin Strategy and Research

NuData Security has been designated Leader in the Innovation category in the 2017 Identity Proofing Platform Awards by Javelin Strategy & Research. NuData’s flagship product line, NuDetect identifies authentic users over fraudulent ones, at the time of account creation, based on their online, mobile and smartphone interactions by collecting their usage information and assigning a risk score to an individual or transaction. The solution integrates behavioral biometrics, behavioral analysis, device and access intelligence and a database of events across its

Socure to release new version of its beyond-human predictive analytics platform

Socure will soon release version 3.0 of its beyond-human predictive analytics platform, codenamed Sapphire, which features a modular design and includes a single API to accommodate digital to physical identity verification. The company has partnered with global ID authentication solutions developer AU10TIX to help in document processing. Available October 1, Sapphire features an ID-plus solution that includes several modular offerings via a single API to validate consumer’s PII (email, phone, address, date of birth, SSN, passport, driver license), correlate the

UnifyID raises $20M for its authentication technology

Digital authentication startup UnifyID recently completed a $20 million Series A investment led by NEA with additional investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Stanford-StartX and Accomplice Ventures for its machine learning technology which authenticates users based on data collected from a smartphone, according to a report by Techcrunch. UnifyID combines machine learning, behavioural biometrics, and continuous authentication by using data collected on a smartphone’s sensors (such as an accelerometer and a GPS) to build an understanding of who the user is, the person’s

SecuredTouch’s behavioral biometric solution prevents mobile fraud

SecuredTouch has released HUMANOBOT, a behavioral biometrics-based solution that seamlessly detects non-human behavior generated by bots, malware, and automated scripts as well as prevents fraud-focused emulators within mobile applications. The company’s behavioral biometrics technology was developed to analyze human interaction with their mobile devices. Leveraging this technology, HUMANOBOT solution is designed to continuously discover non-human device activity and automatically detect fraud. The system recognizes non-human behavior including scripted attacks, malware, and bots using advanced machine learning, correlating data from different

Israeli startup Unbotify uses behavioral biometrics to dupe hacker bots

Israeli tech startup Unbotify has developed a solution that analyzes human behavior patterns to differentiate between bots and humans in order to prevent online fraud, according to a report by The Times of Israel. Unbotify’s product leverage behavioral biometrics — such as how long keys are pressed, how a mouse is moved and how a device is held — to determine whether the user is a living, breathing human being or simply a bot. Last month, the company came in