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

Scientists developing thumb-based continuous authentication solution for smartphones

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a team of researchers with a $718,000 grant to develop a thumb-based continuous authentication system that could be integrated into smartphones to detect unauthorized access, according to Illinois State University News. The team will include Jianwei La, an assistant professor at Illinois State University’s School of Information Technology. The NSF’s Division of Computer and Network Systems grant will help in developing an authentication process, which can also be used by individuals with visual

Clarkson University students develop keystroke authentication methods, datasets

Three Clarkson University ECE undergraduate researchers — Christopher Murphy, Timothy Law, and Adam Sherwin — have developed methods and datasets for keystrokes authentication, which they have detailed in two research papers. The research papers, which the students co-authored, have both been peer reviewed and accepted by two renowned international conferences. The first paper, “Shared Dataset on Natural Human-Computer Interaction to Support Continuous Authentication Research,” by Christopher Murphy, Jiaju Huang (CU PhD student), Daqing Hou, and Stephanie Schuckers, has been presented

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

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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

UB researchers have developed heart scan authentication system

A University of Buffalo-led research team has developed a contactless authentication system that can scan the dimensions of a user’s heart as an identifier to authenticate devices. “Logging-in and logging-out are tedious,” said Wenyao Xu, assistant professor at the University of Buffalo’s department of computer science and engineering and the lead author of “Cardiac Scan: A Non-Contact and Continuous Heart-Based User Authentication System”, a paper to be presented next month at MobiCom. Xu added that the system would be the

ProctorU releases automated AI-based online proctoring solution

ProctorU has launched ProctorU Auto, which the company calls the industry’s most advanced, fully automated artificial intelligence (AI)-based online proctoring solution. Having previously developed a full suite of online proctoring and identity management solutions for education, professional development and certification organizations, ProctorU created its automated solution to complement the current offering. ProctorU Auto uses sophisticated technology to verify test-taker identity with multi-factor authentication. Using AI technology, the solution then flags any suspicious behavior in real-time, providing a recorded test session

Context for connections: improving security with behavioral biometrics

This is a guest post by Ethan Ayer, CEO of Resilient Network Systems. With faceprints, voiceprints and iris scans beginning to replace passwords in everything from police work to amusement park admission, behavioral biometrics is becoming one of IT security’s hottest trends. 2017 may finally be the year that it delivers on its hype. With promising contenders in Scandinavia to stateside biometrics companies being snapped up by the likes of MasterCard and others, the security race is on as organizations

HoneyTek Systems, BioCatch partner to provide fraud prevention solutions

HoneyTek Systems has partnered with BioCatch to provide fraud prevention and behavioral biometrics solutions to customers in Canada and abroad. BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics-based authentication technology analyzes the way people interact with an online application or device. The company has been integrating behavioral biometrics to successfully detect criminal behavior, preventing major financial losses in the past. “Given the trends in fraud and the challenges that our customers are facing, it is important for us to provide solutions that help them stay