(Un)Safe future and behavioral biometrics according to Gartner's report

Maybe in a few years / years we will all be able to forget the troublesome slogans we use to secure and authenticate, according to Gartner analysts' forecast, who believe that artificial intelligence on devices, in contrast to that based on the cloud, will mean a paradigm shift in digital security. And it will happen faster than we expect.

The Gartner research company presents artificial intelligence solutions that will work on 80% of smartphones in 2022, where at least some of them will have an impact on digital and real security.

"Digital Me"

"Smartphones will be an extension of the user, able to recognize and predict his next move," reads the report, who will understand who we are, what we want and do tasks on our behalf. Next generation smartphones will collect behavioral data to better profile and make decisions in the future. This will be beneficial for insurers, but not necessarily for the insured, Gartner speculates that car insurers will be able to adjust rates based on "driver behavior." Most likely, "investment risk" will be transferred to other areas of the economy and services provided by companies We are expecting a rise in prices, of course.

Behavioral biometry, which already exists, analyzes user behavior on the device (including keystrokes dynamics, gait analysis, voice identifier, mouse / touchpad / touch screen features, signature analysis and cognitive biometry) and creates a unique user biometric template on the device. If the behavior does not match the template (presumed), the device will require additional authentication. Such protection will be introduced to mobile devices with the task of blocking access to the system in the event of theft or loss.

Censorship of content

A device with built-in artificial intelligence can automatically detect inappropriate content such as unwanted images, movies or text and flag them or completely block them. "The software will be able to detect content that violates any laws or policies" and notify the administrator.


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Password-based authentication has become too complex and less effective nowadays, resulting in poor security, low user convenience, and high cost of ownership. Security technology in combination with machine learning, biometrics and user behavior can actually improve the usability and self-service options. - says Mariusz Osiński, technical engineer from the Bitdefender company.

Gartner not only assumes that something will happen, but also shows steps taken in this direction: Australian scientists have successfully developed a prototype of clothing that uses gait as an authentication token. In a similar way, smartphones can discard traditional slogans to learn about user behavior, such as patterns when walking, pressure on the phone, scrolling and typing on the keyboard.

Other technologies of artificial intelligence, which according to Gartner will be implemented in portable devices by 2022, include the recognition of emotions, understanding in natural language, sound analysis and much more.


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