Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said the use of behavioral biometrics can help detect potential cyber threats in an interview with Signal magazine published Sept. 1.
Testoni told the publication credit card companies have begun to adopt behavioral biometrics to detect threat actors’ fraudulent practices, Sandra Jontz writes.
“Now that it’s being brought into this world [cybersecurity], it’s becoming part of the defense-in-depth concept that we really need to have to secure our cyberspace.”
“We’re hoping to use people’s behavior patterns and what they do inside of the networks to help us identify potential threats.”
Testoni told Signal he considers cybersecurity “a big data problem” that requires data infrastructures to set up robust defenses against network vulnerabilities.
He also called for the development of new laws and policies that would authorize government agencies to impose sanctions against threat actors.
“Over time, what’s more important than just being able to identify and shut down these bad actors is a system that will be able to punish them for doing the action.”