iProov has opened a new Security Operations Centre to help monitor international cyberthreats. The new facility will essentially act as the operational hub for iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance portfolio, which provides public and private organizations with face-based liveness detection through the cloud.
The goal is to watch for (and guard against) large-scale biometric attacks. In that regard, iProov notes that deepfake technology has become more affordable in the past few years, while processing improvements have made cyberattacks easier to execute at scale. The iProov Security Operations Centre (iSOC) will act as an early warning system that alerts iProov and its customers to the first wave of a biometric attack storm. That, in turn, will give them a better chance to respond effectively, in the same way that other security providers have responded to ransomware attacks in the past.
“Providers of biometric assurance will be faced by extremely clever and well-resourced attackers,” said iProov CEO Andrew Bud. “Without the means to detect and remedy exploits as they emerge, a system is highly vulnerable. That includes face verification solutions.”
Genuine Presence Assurance is able to detect presentation attacks, replay attacks, and deep fake attacks for companies that rely on facial authentication. The technology has been independently audited, and is compliant with the strictest international standards.
“Our key advantage is the intelligence that we gather about attacks,” concluded Bud. “iSOC is the way we gather and process that information, so it’s fundamental to securing the resilience of our solutions.”
Several major identity providers have become iProov customers in the past few months. Most recently, Evernym and Acuant both integrated the company’s liveness detection technology into their own facial recognition platforms.
In other news, iProov released the results of a survey that found that the vast majority (85 percent) of US and UK consumers are worried that deepfakes will erode digital trust. Seventy-five percent indicated that they would be more likely to use online services that have a layer of deepfake protection.
September 3, 2020 – by Eric Weiss