Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: BehavioSec

Startup Of The Week: BehavioSec
CEO Neil Castigan

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Article summary:

BehavioSec, one of a number of scale-ups and startups that presented at Tech Tour’s Future21 conference March 24-26, provides continuous authentication of end users based on their interactions with web and mobile apps. Large corporates use its behavioral biometrics technology to ensure the identity of employees who are remotely logging into internal systems or to verify that customers are who they say they are. Clients include banks, telecom companies and retailers.

The company, which was spun out of Sweden’s Luleå University of Technology in 2008 and considered a pioneer in behavioral biometrics, experienced 300% year-over-year growth in 2020 due to the shift to remote working and increased use of mobile services during the pandemic.

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.