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    Behavioral Biometrics

      Behavioral Biometrics

      Security risk continues to increase as the workforce increasingly migrates to the cloud. Organizations are focusing on security in the cloud to more effectively protect data stored in the cloud. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) has been a key tool to protect data in the cloud. In recent years, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) has emerged as a leading framework to better protect cloud data. SASE combines security-as-a-service and networking capabilities. CASB is a foundational component of this emerging framework.

      Weaknesses in Existing Solutions

      Attackers are getting more sophisticated. Security practices of the past may no longer be effective in protecting your organization’s sensitive data. Traditional biometric authentication, including fingerprint readers and face scanners, only authenticate users at one instance during the day. Behavioral biometrics takes authentication to the next level, addressing the weaknesses of traditional security practice and proving additional security. Instead of just authenticating a user’s identity once a day, behavioral biometrics works in the background to authenticate hundreds of times throughout without the user even knowing.

      What is Behavioral Biometrics?

      Behavioral biometrics analyzes unique micro-patterns in movement. It analyzes the way that a user types and moves their mouse to assure their identity. These patterns are unique and would be difficult to duplicate or used to impersonate the accurate user. It identifies an individual based on the way that they behave instead of the things that they know or their body parts. Behavioral biometrics authenticates continuously, monitoring a user’s behavior in real-time. It, therefore, increases security and can detect a compromised session as it happens.

      Introducing DEFEND

      • DEFEND utilizes behavioral biometrics to identify users based on how they interact with their system.
      • DEFEND monitors mouse movements and keystrokes patterns to identify a user. No risk will be monitored if a user’s movement matches their typical behavior.
      • Risk is logged if a user’s behavior seems unusual and DEFEND will alert security staff of potential threats.

      Where Does This Fit in My Security Portfolio?

      Behavioral biometrics is a non-overlapping addition to your existing authentication solutions. It improves the effectiveness of your existing forms of authentication and could eventually replace all other forms of authentication.

      DEFEND can be integrated into your existing SIEM and be aligned with other SIEM events to enable your SOC to focus on the events most likely to be a threat to your environment. DEFEND works to protect your users without the addition of new hardware or workflows.

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