High Assurance Authentication
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High Assurance Authentication


The High Assurance Authentication Project was formed as a joint initiative between the Cybersecurity, Fraud Reduction and Regulatory programs at BITS to understand the changing landscape and influence the direction of authentication practices and identity management, applied to both consumers and employees, in order to minimize security and fraud risks.

As technology continues to evolve new authentication options present opportunities to increase security, reduce fraud, while reducing client “pain points” across the various channels including call centers, on-line, mobile, and branch networks. Biometrics, cloud based technology, location based services, and keystroke behavior patterns are just a few in addition to social media cross-referencing which may allow us to raise the bar for strong authentication effectiveness.

Challenges associated with identity proofing and privacy rights are compounded by the growing complexity of the Internet and big data drivers. These factors coupled with the increasing sophistication of security and fraud threats make stronger authentication a sharply rising imperative in the financial services industry.

The High Assurance Authentication Project was formed as a joint initiative between the Cybersecurity, Fraud Reduction and Regulatory programs at BITS to understand the changing landscape and influence the direction of authentication practices and identity management, applied to both consumers and employees, in order to minimize security and fraud risks.

High Assurance Authentication Project Staff: Jim Pitts, Jim.Pitts@fsroundtable.org