Biometric-based User Authentication

Rapid adoption of mobile platforms has increased the range of applications and data on mobile devices. The lack of security on mobile devices as well as the security threat these devices may bring to an organization’s network. Traditional methods of front-end user authentication such as typed-in password or graph-match patterns on the screen can be stolen or obtained by coercion.

MITRE developed biometric-based user authentication technology for mobile device access and continuous authentication that uses the owner’s intrinsic physical characteristics such as voice with spoken password. This technology authenticates the rightful user of the mobile device, a particular application, network, or database. It also collects biometric information when suspicious access attempts are detected, in order to start the battle against cyber intrusions.