Access Management , Biometrics , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Authentication: Lessons Learned During Pandemic

Strategist Coby Montoya Discusses Leveraging Behavioral Biometrics to Fight Fraud
Coby Montoya, fraud-fighting and authentication strategist

With consumers relying more heavily on e-commerce during the pandemic and beyond, leveraging behavioral biometrics for authentication is becoming an effective strategy, says Coby Montoya, a fraud-fighting and authentication strategist at a financial company.

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“I do not necessarily need to understand the personal identifiable information from a person to authenticate him. I don’t need a person to prove he is what he is by providing his PII. Instead, a better approach is to look at how one behaves and interacts,” Montoya says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Montoya discusses:

  • How authentication has evolved during the pandemic;
  • How to balance privacy and authentication;
  • How to leverage behavioral biometrics.

Montoya has spent the past 15 years working in fraud management and authentication. He has held risk management positions at large enterprise merchants, payment networks, credit card issuers and fraud detection technology vendors.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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