Biometrics measure and analyze a person’s unique characteristics. There are two types of biometrics: behavioral and physical. Behavioral biometrics are generally used for verification while physical biometrics can be used for either identification or verification. Integration of biometrics with state-of-the-art cybersecurity is at hand.
There are several behavioral biometric technologies that find unique identifying characteristics based on a user’s behavior while using their systems (keyboards, mouse, etc.).
Behavioral biometrics address major challenges in cyber defense and online fraud protection. Unlike physiological solutions, many behavioral biometrics do not require special hardware for data collection. They can be collected using standard devices such as a mouse, keyboard or smartphone; all which are readily available.
Physical biometrics are based on a person’s unique and measurable physical traits like their fingerprints, retinas and face. These characteristics are scanned by a device that connects to a database. The goal is to identify the individual by matching their unique traits to an existing record/file.
Depending on the application, biometric technology uses three primary modes of operation:
Assured will secure this data in storage, in transit and in cybersecurity access. It’s the perfect synergy of cybersecurity and biometrics.
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