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Jul 17 2018

BehavioSec’s Behavioral Biometrics platform fulfills critical requirements achieving Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) compliance

The European Banking Authority confirms behavioral biometrics as a proven technology delivering enhanced authentication and anti-fraud measures for payment service providers. Widely deployed across global banks, BehavioSec’s behavioral biometrics platform keeps customers prepared for PSD2 mandates and business opportunities. Stockholm/München – July 17, 2018 BehavioSec, the first vendor to pioneer behavioral biometrics, today announced that […]
Jul 16 2018

Behavioral Biometrics Offers PSD2 Compliance: BehavioSec

FindBiometrics, July, 18, 2018 BehavioSec is highlighting its technology’s compliance with Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), the European Union’s major regulation for payment services and transactions. In a new post on its website, BehavioSec points out the PSD2 now requires ‘Strong Customer Authentication‘ (SCA), which it defines as the use of two of three authentication […]
Jul 15 2018

BehavioSec touts European Banking Authority approval of behavioral biometrics for PSD2, Chris Burt, July 18, 2018 The European Banking Authority (EBA) has confirmed that behavioral biometrics in a proven technology for enhanced authentication and is appropriate for payment systems in compliance with Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), according to an announcement from BehavioSec. Two factors from two different categories are necessary for strong customer authentication […]
Jul 9 2018

UK Financial Authorities Publish Paper On Operational Resilience

UK Financial Authorities’ Paper on Resilience Potentially Silos Continuity from Data Protection SecurityWeek, Kevin Townsend, July 9, 2018 The Bank of England (BofE), the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) — together known as the financial supervisory authorities — have jointly published a discussion paper (PDF) on building […]
Jan 29 2018

BehavioSec Raises $17.5M Series B Investment Led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity to Accelerate Global Expansion

Cisco Investments and ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund join the round alongside existing investors Octopus Ventures and Conor Venture Partners PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, 29 JAN, 2018 BehavioSec, the pioneer in continuous authentication through Behavioral Biometrics, announced today that it has raised a $17.5 million Series B investment, led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity.  Cisco Investments and […]
Nov 27 2017

Crossmatch Integrates BehavioSec Behavioral Biometrics into DigitalPersona Enterprise Authentication Solution

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN —November 27, 2017—Crossmatch®, a globally-recognized leader inbiometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, today announced its partnership with BehavioSec, a leading provider of behavioral biometric solutions, to incorporate keyboard-capture as an authentication factor into the company’s enterprise security application. Crossmatch’s composite authentication solution, known as DigitalPersona®, already provides a robust set of authentication factors that […]
Oct 23 2017

Release Highlights BehavioSense 4.2

BehavioSense 4.2 release contains several backend compatibility features and management options for the BehavioSense Dashboard. The release reflects roadmap deliverables along with features answering to high market demand. As behavioral biometrics play a larger part of the decision-making process for our clients, product enhancements provide a higher level of sophistication. New Detection Features Extended one-time […]
Sep 7 2017

How behavioral biometrics is used to identify bots faster than ever before

A recent study by Imperva showed that more than half of internet traffic in 2016 was made up by bots. Luckily not all that bot traffic is malicious, there’s a lot of good bots working the internet. The problem of removing the good bots from the bad and more importantly, the bad from human users, is getting […]
Jun 27 2017

BehavioSec and Gemalto partner to solve digital on-boarding for financial sector

  BehavioSec and Gemalto partner to solve digital on-boarding for financial sector – New partnership to accelerate the digital transformation  Stockholm– June 27, 2017 – BehavioSec (, the behavioral biometric company, today announced the details of a new partnership with Gemalto (, the world leader in digital security. The partnership will provide customers with the […]
Jun 22 2017

BehavioSec were selected by FinTech Innovation Lab in New York

BehavioSec were selected by Accenture and the New York FinTech Innovation Lab to contribute with innovation and modern approaches to digital on-boarding, by attacking issues like online fraud detection and improved user experience. BehavioSec has today successfully completed the program and will continue to deliver transparent user friendly online security to financial sector Olov Renberg, COO of BehavioSec, comments: […]
May 23 2017

BehavioSec Partners With Kount To Deliver Behavioral Biometrics To Customers Globally

New integration provides greater context for authentication and collaborative fraud mitigation Orlando, FL– May 23, 2017 BehavioSec (, the leading behavioral biometric technology company, today announced a new partnership with Kount (, the premier fraud prevention solution for card-not present transactions, which incorporates BehavioSec’s behavioral biometric technology into Kount’s comprehensive fraud management platform. For more […]
May 10 2017

Bellerophontes The Cat

Bellerophontes The Cat Adoptable puppies and kittens at renowned New York pet welfare organization given extraordinary names to help protect young owners’ future cybersecurity Your first pet’s name is a memorable and charming password choice. Unfortunately, one in six people think the same, and names like ‘Max’ and ‘Bella’ are such common choices for four-legged […]
Apr 25 2017

BehavioSec today announces partnership with Appdome

Stockholm, Sweden. – April 25 2017 BehavioSec today announces partnership with Appdome, the mobile industry cloud service that automates mobile integration by fusing new services to mobile apps. A direct product of the partnership, AppFusion for BehavioSec will now enable mobile developers and professionals to rapidly integrate biometric and behavior-based authentication solutions within existing mobile […]
Apr 5 2017

BehavioSec expands in the US

Biometrics is on the rise, and the type of biometric that is growing the fastest is Behavioral Biometrics. As part of our commitment to some of the biggest global banks, BehavioSec is now joining them in the financial capital of the world, on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue. Our ability to minimize fraud and spot malware by […]
Feb 13 2017

BehavioSec announces partnership with VASCO® Data Security International

BehavioSec today announces a new partnership with VASCO® Data Security International – a global leader in digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity – in order to accelerate VASCO’s push into next generation authentication and anti-fraud solutions.
Nov 19 2016

BehavioSec on CNBC

Neil Costigan, BehavioSec CEO, was interviewed in Singapore regarding our company and how it works across our customer base. CNBC video  
Nov 16 2016

BehavioSec, MasterCard, HID and others joins Monities FINKit

Monitise, the financial services digital technology company, today announces the launch of the FINKit Partner Programme with founding partners Mastercard, BehavioSec, Currencycloud, Envestnet | Yodlee, Experian, fastacash, FICO, HID, iGeolise, LivePerson, MYPINPAD, Syniverse, and WorldFirst. For the first time, Mastercard and the FINKit founding partners have agreed to make their capabilities and services available together […]
Oct 18 2016

IDC: user behavior analytics software are the fastest growing segment

IDC: Worldwide Revenue for Security Technology Forecast to Surpass $100 Billion in 2020, <br>According to the New IDC Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide The largest category of investment will be security-related services, which will account for nearly 45% of all security spending worldwide in 2016. The largest segment, managed security services, is forecast to generate […]
Aug 25 2016

Behavioral biometrics can reduce manual review

Reducing manual review is among the top priorities of anti-fraud teams in 2016. Among companies who use it in North America, an average of 29% of all orders end up in manual review.  For nearly half of companies that use manual review, this process takes up the largest chunk of their fraud detection budget. To […]
Jun 16 2016

Behavioral Biometrics and the Future of Defense

This week, Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen announced a two-year plan for the US Department of Defense to replace some functions of the Common Access Card with biometric authentication systems such as iris scans and behavioral analytics. They will focus on using these technologies for network access, along with creating ways to standardize this access among […]
Jun 15 2016

First DARPA and now Pentagon embracing Behavioral Biometrics.

Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen on why behavioral biometrics.   Read the article Read more abou our work with DARPA project here or Download the White Paper here
May 20 2016

BehavioSec wins Retail Banking Security Innovation of the Year

We’re pleased to announce that, along with Unisys and Nationwide, the UK’s biggest building society, we’ve won the 2016 Retail Banking Security Innovation of the Year. Our partnership with Unisys and Nationwide will mean another step into the mainstream, and onto the high street, for behavioral biometrics. This year’s Retail Banking Conference and Awards 2016 […]
May 13 2016

BehavioSec at IBPT 2016

We recently attended the International Biometric Performance Testing Conference 2016 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, an event designed to identify new and effective performance metrics and best practices for biometric technology. The focus this year was on refining the concept of biometric performance, reflecting on what’s changed since biometrics hit the mainstream, and outlining what will be […]
Apr 28 2016

Report: Lifting the Lid on Digital Behaviour

How many of us stay logged into our apps and services all the time? How common is it for people to share essential passwords? And what about creeping on friends’ social media profiles – who’s up to that? We commissioned market researchers at YouGov to survey 2000 UK adults about their digital behavior, so that […]
Apr 15 2016

BehavioSec: Best FinTech in Europe 2016

  BehavioSec won big at the 2016 European FinTech Awards. We won in two categories: “Best European FinTech Company” and “Best Risk, Intelligence & Security”.              
Apr 11 2016

BehavioSec partners with Nationwide and Unisys

How passé is your password?
Apr 5 2016

BehavioSec at Money2020 Europe

We went to Money2020 Europe in Copenhagen, where we spoke with Nancy Hulgrave of CNBC International about why behavioral biometrics are different, better, and safer than physical biometrics. Check out Olov Renberg talking about BehavioSec’s technology. “Even if a fraudster can get your credentials, they still can’t mimic your behavior. So we’re trying to solve […]
Mar 22 2016

Top 3 at European FinTech Awards

BehavioSec has been named one of the top 3 in our category at the European Fintech Awards.
Feb 19 2016

CS: Trust in digital services

Neil Costigan on “Trust in digital services” Neil Costigan, CEO of the behavioural biometrics firm BehavioSec, agrees that high profile hacking and cyber-crime headlines in recent months have highlighted the detrimental impact of a company not having the correct security measures in place, which in turn heightens consumer concerns around privacy. Costigan says: “Much of […]
Jan 20 2016

BehavioSec and TeleSign partner to protect your mobile identity

We are happy to announce our partnership with TeleSign, the leader in mobile identity solutions. Our agreement will bring behavioral biometrics together with TeleSign’s mobile identity solutions — including mobile number, device and behavior — to authenticate users without interrupting them unnecessarily. Customers like Tinder, Salesforce, GoToMyPC, Evernote, and trust TeleSign’s ability to […]
Jan 13 2016

Financial institutions make informed choices on security

When we think about innovative industries, traditional financial institutions may not be front of mind. Instead the industry has developed a public reputation for stability and consistency. Yet many banks have been showing a different attitude when it comes to security.
Jan 4 2016

Why Behavior Can Be the Most Secure Password

“Consumer choice and convenience are the main drivers. For example, users can complete interactions in the traditional manner or they can use a mobile app that has BehavioSec’s technology in it.
Nov 11 2015

Business Insider: Wish BehavioSec were big in the US

BehavioSec recognized as 1 of 7 companies Business Insider wishes were big in US.
Nov 5 2015


SecureAuth Unveils Behavioral Biometric Technology in Partnership with DARPA-Endorsed BehavioSec IRVINE, CA – November 5, 2015 – SecureAuth Corporation, the leader in adaptive authentication, announced today its partnership with BehavioSec, the top provider of behavioral biometric solutions for multi-layered authentication and verification, and an active participant in a DARPA program driving frictionless user authentication research. Under […]
Oct 15 2015

Compliance guide to EBA and PSD2

Complying With EBA Guidelines What Is PSD2? Complying With EBA Guidelines The European Banking Association (EBA) also has guidelines for all PSPs, offering services in the EU, regardless of where they are based. These guidelines are similar to the PSD2 guidelines, and the EBA are working closely with the ECB to develop the regulatory technical […]
Oct 15 2015

EBA guidelines

Change management is always present in the digital financial ecosystem where innovations and regulations require organizations to be constantly updated. Our belief is that layers of security working together will be the winning strategy and one key factor is to turn the user experience into the best possible.
Oct 14 2015

WSJ@The Next Security Frontier: The Human Body

BehavioSec additional layer of user friendly security is documented in WSJ’s piece on The Next Security Frontier: The Human Body, by KIM S. NASH.
Oct 2 2015

BehavioSec on SINET16 list of Winners

  “Highlighting and Advancing Innovation“ November 3-4, 2015 The National Press Club, Washington, D.C. SINET Showcase provides a platform to identify and highlight “best-of-class” security companies that are addressing industry and government’s most pressing needs and requirements. @BehavioSec joins this year’s #SINET16 list of winners. #SINETDC
Sep 29 2015

Wall Street Journal: Companies move beyond passwords with human behaviour algorithms

BehavioSec received a great mention in Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal, covering BehavioSec’s collaborations with the likes of DARPA and Google.
Sep 23 2015

BehavioSec collaborates with PwC

BehavioSec aims to leverage the PwC global network to get Behavioural biometrics out to the mass market.
Sep 9 2015

TechRadar: Behavioural biometrics – the future of security

“The technology profiles how a person interacts with a website on their mobile device by analysing their typing rhythm, how they hit and release the keys,” says Dr. Neil Costigan, CEO at Swedish IT and security company BehavioSec,
Aug 28 2015

BehavioSec in Norwegian News

“3.3 million Norwegians keystrokes dynamics are collected when logging into online banking”   “We are around 99% sure that you are who you claim to be, says Neil Costigan CEO BehavioSec”
Aug 24 2015

Embracing biometrics to tackle banking fraud

The industry needs to embrace a layered approach to security – that reduces the burden on consumers. Read the full article here
Aug 10 2015

Help Net Security – Disrupting trust models

“Digital banking fraud is a major headache for banks. According to Financial Fraud Action UK, online fraud exploded in 2014, resulting in £60.4 million in losses – a 48% increase on the previous year.”
Jul 31 2015

BehavioSec is listed as one of the top inventions from DARPA @ AOL

Compared to the agency’s newer projects, GPS and the Internet seem almost old-fashioned.
Jul 30 2015

BehavioSec in Tom’s guide

Passwords can be cracked and fingerprints can be stolen, but a new kind of technology called behavioral biometrics can turn how you type into a strong means of verifying your identity. Read the full article here
Jul 29 2015

BehavioSec in Planet Biometrics

Costigan said in response to the app’s development: ”We are delighted that researchers are looking at our technology. We are an academic-based company ourselves and this one of the reasons we are the only firm that has put live proof of concept demos of our system online.” – Read the full article here
Jun 22 2015

BehavioSec in Payments Source

Mobile Users’ Habits Aid Biometric Security in Payments, Banking Read the full article here
Jun 15 2015

BehavioSec won the BNP Hackathon in Paris

BehavioSec won Phase 1 in the BNP Paribas International Hackaton in Paris.
Jun 9 2015

BehavioSec in Business Insider

Passwords could soon be going the way of the dodo as digital security gets more sophisticated. One company that could help kill the password is BehavioSec.
Jun 5 2015

BehavioSec in bobsguide

“Financial services and the all-important triangle of privacy, convenience, and security”
Jun 2 2015

BehavioSec nominated to win Best Cyber Security at The Europas

BehavioSec is nominated and shortlisted among four other companies as the Best Cyber Security Startup. For more information go to The Europas event page.  
Jun 1 2015

Behavioral Biometrics “stole the show”* at Google I/O

Multi-modal biometrics: ATAP is hoping to kill the password with a system that detects the nuances of a user’s voice, typing patterns, facial features, and location. All of these factors feed into a “trust score” that apps can use authenticate.
May 14 2015

BehavioSec and Samsung partner up

BehavioSec has joined Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program. “We at BehavioSec have worked with Samsung before and they have truly become leaders in BYOD solutions with KNOX. We are delighted to be invited to participate in their enterprise security initiative. ” Says Neil Costigan BehavioSec CEO  
Apr 29 2015

BehavioSec in the FinTech book

Behavioural biometrics — a new era of security BehavioSec has contributed to “The FinTech Book”.
Mar 30 2015

The password you can’t forget. BehavioSec featured in Help Net Security.

This year’s Mobile World Congress featured more biometrics technology than ever before and there can be no doubt that biometrics is creeping into the consumer conscience, but are biometrics ready for the enterprise?
Mar 30 2015

The password you can’t forget. BehavioSec featured in Help Net Security.

This year’s Mobile World Congress featured more biometrics technology than ever before and there can be no doubt that biometrics is creeping into the consumer conscience, but are biometrics ready for the enterprise?
Mar 23 2015

BehavioSec featured in BBC News

The new rise of biometric banking BBC News review the different trends in bank security. Featuring BehavioSec CEO Dr. Neil Costigan.
Mar 5 2015

BehavioSec Nominated for Brand of the Year

BehavioSec was nominated for the Brand of the Year when the Luleå Business Agency organized the Luleå Business Awards.
Feb 20 2015

Meet the Fintech 50 in FT Journal

BehavioSec is featured in FT Journal about the Fintech 50 and Behavioral biometrics in Financial Services.
Feb 9 2015

BehavioSec on Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Money

Fast Company has named BehavioSec a top 10 Most Innovative Company of 2015 in Money.
Feb 3 2015

The Impact of Privacy and Data Protection Legislation on Biometric Authentication

Today as never before, users are sharing personal information, and over the past few years this data increasingly includes biometric data.
Jan 30 2015

BehavioSec Fintech50 2015

BehavioSec once again made the cut to be the top most influential leaders in the FIntech City London. Read more in Tech City Insider
Jan 15 2015

BehavioSec in PlanetBiometrics

PlanetBiometrics recently interviewed our CEO Neil Costigan on biometrics and banking. The conversation sheds further light on some of the recent developments, making BehavioSec technology viable for today’s mobile market.
Dec 9 2014

BehavioSec lands €5 million from Northzone and Octopus to fuel international growth

With millions of users across the Nordics, BehavioSec is the leading behavioral biometrics security company targeting the fintech industry. Northzone is pleased announce a €5 million financing round together with Octopus Ventures.
Oct 8 2014

New Frontier Group and BehavioSec: A new strategic partnership

New Frontier Group, a leader in digital transformation in CEE, has announced their decision to partner with BehavioSec by implementing our behavioral authentication into their Online Banking solution called iBanking.
Oct 6 2014

Best of Show at FinDEVr, San Francisco 2014

Our team won audience support and earned Best of Show at the first ever FinDEVr conference in San Francisco.
Sep 25 2014

Forget passwords – what if your unique behaviour becomes the key to get in?

Password can be cracked, but your behaviour can’t be copied. Meet Sweden-based BehavioSec, whose technology analyses each person’s unique biological characteristics for authentication purposes. Read the full article in
Sep 17 2014

Securing your identity – It’s in your DNA

BehavioSec business development director Calum Macleod talks about identity theft and the solution ‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken’-Oscar Wilde.
Aug 28 2014

Newsletter September 2014

BehavioSec offers the latest in real-time security by monitoring the way users interact with their devices. Want to read more about how BehavioSec is making waves in the media with our frictionless biometric security?
Aug 19 2014

BehavioSec in Forbes

Forget Passwords. Now Banks Can Track Your Typing Behavior On Phones. Read the whole article in Forbes.
Aug 11 2014

Hottest startups 2014

Wired UK has listed Europe’s hottest startups with BehavioSec on the top
Jul 30 2014

BehavioSec in Computer World

Mobile security: A mother lode of new tools According to Goode, Stockholm based BehavioSec offers the most mature ID system that uses behavior analytics.
Jul 14 2014

Wall Street Journal on BehavioSec

BehavioSec has been featured in a Wall Street Journal article as leaders in frictionless behavioural user verification & authentication.
Mar 11 2014

DARPA research goes mobile

BehavioSec is working on  phase 2 of the Active Authentication program.
Jan 8 2014

BehavioSec Joins the FIDO Alliance

BehavioSec Joins the FIDO Alliance to Contribute to Universal Strong Authentication for Mobile, Enterprise and Web
Nov 14 2013

BehavioSec best of show

At Finovate Asia Neil Costigan, BehavioSec CEO, received the award for demonstrating our Behavioral analytics for online transactions.
Nov 5 2013

Danske Bank deploys BehavioSec’s Behavioral Biometrics Technology

Danske Bank is well known for providing their customers with great user experience. In their effort to further constantly challenge and increase user experience, they began moving into easy-to-handle strong security unified across platforms and devices.
Sep 23 2013

Finovate Fall Presentation

CEO Neil Costigan at Finovate Fall 2013 in New York.
Mar 8 2013

BehavioSec in Wired UK

Featured in Wired UK – as one of Europe’s hottest startups.
May 10 2012

Best of Show @ Finovate

BehavioSec voted best in show at Finovate ASIA   After a demo of our behavioral biometric solution for online transaction to enhance e.g. e-commerce checkout, BehavioSec got voted best of show at Finovate Asia in Singapore.
May 10 2012

Finovate Spring 2012 Winner ‘Best of Show’

BehavioSec is delighted to be named ‘best of show’ at Finovate 2012 in San Francisco 
Apr 25 2012

Gartner Cool Vendor

BehavioSec today announced that it has been chosen as one of the “Cool Vendors” in Identity Access Management, 2012 report by Gartner, Inc.
Mar 20 2012

DARPA’s Active Authentication initiative

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, famous for creating inter-networking that became the Internet, have generated a lot of buzz in the area of Behaviometrics and Continuous Authentication which BehavioSec have been advocating since we started.
Dec 1 2011

Spin-off company of the year

BehavioSec was rewarded as “this year´s spin-off” from Luleå University of Technology.
Sep 22 2011

Behaviosec CTO speaking at RSA China

The agenda for the RSA Conference China 2011 Information Security Forum is confirmed.
Sep 12 2011

Mobile demonstration videos & demo apps

We at BehavioSec are showing the answer to the mobile security problem in these short videos.
Aug 24 2011

BehavioSec nominated for security awards

BehavioSec has been nominated in the IT security solution of the Year category in Security Awards, held by the Swedish industry periodical Skydd & Säkerhet.
Mar 8 2011

BehavioSec in Biometric Solutions

BehavioSec is featured as a software provider of Keystroke Dynamics at Biometric Solutions
Nov 10 2010

Behavio Web in 451 analysis

BehavioSec re-architects for the browser, makes antifraud play.  Is a Market Development report written by the 451 group analyst Steve Coplan. It gives the reader an understanding of the new web product line as well as insights to the impact it will have on the market place. Access the full report here (reading the report requires the […]
Sep 30 2010

SWIFT/Innotribe start-up challenge at Sibos

BehavioSec has been selected to participate at Sibos 2010 in Amsterdam 28 October. Listen to our pitch at the Start-Up competition, between 12:30 – 14:00 in the interactive workspace. The best start-ups and ideas from various 2010 events are brought together in this “dragon’s den”. In front of the audience and a panel of judges the […]
Jun 1 2010

Pitch Slam Stockholm

BehavioSec was runner up in the Pitch Slam event taking place at Microsoft Sweden.


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