Roman Peeters & Glenn Van Lint (IdentIT) at Cyberhealth 2023
What’s this talk about?
Passwords have been the primary means of securing our digital lives for decades, but they are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and users struggle to remember and manage multiple passwords. Artificial intelligence (AI) can help solve these problems by enabling more secure and user-friendly authentication methods.
One approach is to use biometric authentication, which uses unique physical or behavioral characteristics to identify individuals. Biometric authentication can include facial recognition, voice recognition, iris scans, and even typing patterns. AI algorithms can analyze these biometric features and compare them to a stored template to verify the user’s identity.
AI can also be used to detect anomalies in user behavior that may signal a potential security breach. For example, AI algorithms can monitor a user’s typical login times and locations and alert security teams if there is a deviation from this pattern. This approach is known as “behavioral biometrics” and can be used to detect fraud and other malicious activities.
Finally, AI can be used to enable continuous authentication, where a user’s identity is verified throughout their session rather than just at the initial login. This zero trust model can be achieved using a range of technologies, including facial recognition and voice recognition, and can help prevent unauthorized access to accounts.
Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize authentication and make our digital lives more secure and convenient. However, it is important to ensure that these technologies are used ethically and with respect for user privacy.