By 2026, 30% of enterprises will move away from face biometrics due to deepfake threats. Injection attacks have increased by 200%.
Gartner Predictions on Face Biometrics
Gartner predicts that by 2026, 30% of enterprises will move away from relying solely on identity verification and authentication solutions using face biometrics due to the threat of AI-generated deepfakes. These deepfakes are synthetic images of real people’s faces that can undermine biometric authentication. The current standards and testing processes for presentation attack detection (PAD) do not cover digital injection attacks using AI-generated deepfakes. In 2023, injection attacks increased by a staggering 200%.
Mitigating the Threat of Deepfakes
To mitigate the threat of deepfakes, organizations are advised to combine PAD, injection attack detection (IAD), and image inspection tools. Additionally, chief information security officers and risk management leaders should collaborate with vendors who can demonstrate capabilities beyond current standards and monitoring attacks. They should also include device identification and behavioral analytics to increase the chances of detecting attacks on identity verification processes.
Implementing Additional Security Measures
Security leaders are encouraged to select technology that can prove genuine human presence and implement additional measures to prevent account takeover. By doing so, organizations can enhance their security protocols and better protect themselves from the growing threat of AI-generated deepfakes.