Zighra receives patent for continuous behavioral biometric
14 February 2020 08:11 GMT

Zighra, a platform for decentralized AI-powered identity defense, has announced their latest U.S. patent #10,554,676 titled “System and method for behavioral biometric authentication using program modeling.”

This patent extends Zighra’s novel AI-engine with unique, observable programmatic behavior resulting from the combination of device context and use. Users are continuously authenticated through behavioral modeling and biometric intelligence obtained from sensors including cameras, touchscreens, accelerometers and gyroscopes. The system heralds a secure, private,  passwordless method as the primary authentication mechanism.

“We now live and work in an increasingly sensor-based world driven by smartphones, wearables, IoT devices, and connected vehicles.  Identity and authentication must be continuously valid, verified, frictionless, and implicit to protect against attacks,” says Deepak Dutt, CEO of Zighra. “With our behavioral biometrics platform, the ways in which users, applications, and devices interact with each other becomes the new password. Combining these with other N-dimensional elements in Zighra’s platform the user’s identity profile is unassailably specific.”

Zighra offers an unique, patented platform to deliver adaptive behavioral intelligence and powerful security controls with seamless user experience. Its proprietary AI algorithms are efficient, fast, and built to run on-device, in real-time, and is compatible with authentication standards such as FIDO.

“The fundamental flaw with traditional behavioral biometrics is that it must centrally store private information.  As we have seen time and again, this centralized information is at significant risk of compromise, either by accident or criminal intent. Zighra’s architecture eliminates this risk. Identity is entirely determined on the device, no data leaves the device protecting user privacy,” he added. This helps organizations comply with regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act.