Robert Griffin, chief security architect at RSA, has highlighted the role of risk-based authentication in efforts to reduce fraudulent transactions in government services.
Griffin wrote in an opinion piece for GCN published Wednesday that adaptive authentication seeks to establish a level of confidence for end-user access to government assets.
He said this kind of verification addresses a number of limitations to multifactor authentication and fulfills regulations such as the United States Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.
Griffin noted that adaptive authentication complements multifactor and step-up authentication through evaluations of risks relative to the level of trust and transaction request.
He added there has been an increase in the type of context data used for risk decisions such as behavior profiles, biometrics and shared intelligence.