In this week’s blog, we examine the differences between these two promising fields in the world of cybersecurity, noting that even though they sound the same, there are critical differences.

User-Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) was historically used for marketing purposes to predict buying propensity but has been recently featured prominently as a tool for intrusion detection and insider threat detection. UEBA will typically analyze WHAT users do on a regular basis, WHAT files and servers they access, WHAT privileges they have, WHAT devices they normally login from, WHAT passwords they use and how strong they are, etc. 

Behavioral biometrics, on the other hand, looks at the ‘how’. HOW a user moves the mouse, HOW a user navigates between fields, HOW a user scrolls, HOW a user presses on a device, HOW a user moves when holding a device, HOW based on innate characteristics and cognitive choices that a person makes. In addition, BioCatch’s patented technology leverages Invisible Challenges, subtle tests that are injected into a session in order to elicit a response. By definition, Invisible Challenges are immune to malware, robotic and replay attacks.

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