Protecting data online is an enormous task and responsibility. With the amount of sensitive consumer and enterprise data exchanges occurring every second, there’s bound to be a slip up with either leaked or stolen information. As long as hackers can find an open window in the virtual house of the internet, there will be hacking.
And with computers allowing that hacking to happen from any location around the globe, those using remote access points can be difficult to find and squash.
One company looking to take the pressure off of consumers and businesses is behavioral biometrics company BioCatch. The company just shared news of securing a new patent, Device, Method, and System of Detecting Remote Access Users and Differentiating Among Users. Through this patent, the detection of remote access tools will be made much easier and those with bad intentions may soon no longer be able to easily steal or manipulate data for their personal gain.
Specifically, Remote Access Trojans (RATs) which allow hackers to take over the administrative controls of a device is what BioCatch’s new patent will be the core focus of taking on. This patent marks the 48th one granted to the company.
BioCatch’s co-founder and CTO, Avi Turgeman, commented on the cyberattack environment and what the company hopes to accomplish with this newly awarded patent in a recent news release.
“Given the pace of continued cyberattacks, it is clear that current cybersecurity methods are insufficient. Today’s cybercriminals are extremely savvy and patient, and have developed methods that kick into gear after a user authenticates themselves and is logged in,” said Turgeman. “In working with our global customers – who have employed prior fraud prevention solutions – it has become clear that analyzing user behavior is the only way to effectively and consistently identify next-generation threats, such as RATs, without compromising the user’s online experience.”
Interrupting a users’ experience and catching the hacker after login is something that has likely been an issue in the online arena for quite some time.
Turgeman added “Rather than detect threats based on their origins which can be masked, BioCatch monitors the user’s known behavior at the destination in the online session, and protects the user by detecting threats that exhibit anomalous user behavior, whatever their provenance may be. We are very proud to have been granted a patent for this approach, which further reflects the strong differentiation and value proposition that the BioCatch solution provides.”