Recently, there’s been an uptick in the adoption of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, a set of guidelines aimed at helping organizations improve their overall cybersecurity process. In December 2017, NIST released the second draft of its framework. Among the updates were two critical additions to the Identity Management, Authentication and Access Control guidance.
These updates address the disturbing reality that our digital identities are surprisingly unsecure. More than 9 billion credentials have been stolen since 2013, giving cyber criminals an abundance of personally identifiable information to use to commit fraud, from account takeover attacks, to fraudulent credit applications and more. By combining NIST Framework guidelines with behavioral biometric identity proofing and authentication solutions, organizations can fight back against these shocking statistics to detect and prevent fraud.
Source: The Hill