Session Abstract: Every new account you create and email you draft feeds into your overall digital presence: a collection of metadata that represents who you are. This is your synthetic identity — what makes you you online. These components of our digital presence are highly susceptible to compromise and present a possible fraud method attackers can use to target organizations.
Synthetic identities can be leveraged to pass identity verification checks and grant access to data profiles that only MFA and biometrics are believed to be safeguarded. In this session, we'll break down the components of synthetic identities and explain how it goes beyond physical attributes. We’ll also explain how using layered defense strategies, like adding in geolocation factors to MFA and behavior analytics on active sessions, can protect organizations and the assets their employees can access.