BSI Recommends all Multi-Factor Authentication include “Gesture” Biometrics to Prevent Data Breaches to Existing Secure Systems for Highest Cyber Security
Biometric Signature ID believes that the next level in preventing data breaches to secure systems begins with the individual and that organizations need to add a “gesture biometric” to the “multi-factor” authentication process which focuses on “who” the person is while making sure they are authorized to use that password or token to gain access.
Biometric Signature ID, Inc. (BSI) announced today it is recommending that all organizations incorporate multi-factor authentication using “gesture” biometrics to obtain the level of security needed to stop unauthorized access to their systems and devices. Passwords, pins, and tokens can be easily compromised and need to be combined with a “gesture” biometric that is unique to the individual, is always with the user and cannot be lost or stolen. Recent breaches in the healthcare, government, banking, and Internet communities prove this as a necessary requirement including the breach last week at RSA where information about RSA’s SecurID was compromised.
With top security experts from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Pentagon, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), National Security Agency (NSA), and U.S. Cyber Command testifying before Congress recently about the current state of information security (Infosec) being at constant threat with no new ideas or solutions coming forward; “It’s time for a new, proven standard that incorporates gesture biometrics to be rolled out as the next level in Cybersecurity,” stated Jeff Maynard, CEO, Biometric Signature ID.
“We’re seeing more organizations spending money on securing their data within their systems and not the biometric authentication of the person who is accessing these systems. Today, it’s not enough to have a password and a keycard or token, you need a “gesture” biometric to ensure that access is given to the authorized person.” Maynard continued.
Incorporating “gesture biometrics” as part of a fixed or mobile “defense-in-depth” protocol reduces the risk of unauthorized access and assures accountability and compliance with corporate policies, regulations, and cyber laws.
Biometric Signature ID’s patented BioSig-ID™ signature gesture biometric technology recently received a 99.97% proof-of-performance validation rating from the Tolly Group, an independent IT testing lab, proving BSI’s accuracy of identifying imposters being the highest level of any security product on the market today. BSI’s solution does not require additional hardware to implement and can scale to the largest enterprise using just the user’s mouse to create the biometric profile that verifies who the user is, not what they have or know (token or password) before gaining access. A copy of The Tolly Group report can be downloaded here.
Reviewing James Lewis’ (Center for Strategic and International Studies) “Timeline of Major Global Cyber Incidents in 2010-2011” as testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee, one can see that global and local entities such as Google, Intel, Morgan Stanley, NATO, European Union, India’s Defense Ministry and Embassies, Canada’s Security and Intelligence Service, Siemens, US and UK Banks, British Foreign Ministry, Canada’s National Defense and Treasury Board, and the French Government, are still vulnerable for attack today and there is no end in sight.
BSI believes that security experts in the private and public sector who are looking for viable alternatives to stopping attacks at the door such as Gregory Wilshusen, GAO, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, Philip Reitinger, DHS along with the US Senators backing the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 2011: Sen. Susan Collins, the Maine, Chairman Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Thomas Carper, D-Del., should consider utilizing the only patented gesture biometric and strongest multi-factor authentication for cyber defense now available from Biometric Signature ID. In the past twelve months, BSI’s technology has been vetted by and selected for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) commercialization award, tested to be 99.97% accurate in stopping identity fraud by The Tolly Group and recognized by Frost & Sullivan as being the Innovative Product of the Year.
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