AI and machine learning brought to your smartphone by BehavioSec

Security isn’t an add-on; in today’s world security precludes business. Neil Costigan is the CEO of BehavioSec, a behavioural biometrics company using continuous machine learning to authenticate users based on the way they type, swipe, and hold their devices. To illustrate the imperative call for security and the ingenuity of attackers, Costigan recounted a cautionary tale about a trading platform in Asia which sacrificed security at the client side to make way for user convenience. Creators felt that if they made it impossible to withdraw money from the app, instead requiring a manual step such as going into a physical branch where KYC and identity verification would be guaranteed, user data would never be compromised. More about machine learning However, fraudsters exploited the weak security and commandeered a number of…


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