Jakarta. Two biometric security providers, Asli Rancangan Indonesia, or Asli RI, and LoginID, have joined forces to curb data breaching by launching AsliLoginID – a biometric-based authentication platform – in Jakarta on Saturday.
In internet 4.0, passwords are becoming outdated as a security measure since they're prone to phishing schemes in which fraudsters disguise themselves as trustworthy entities such as an online marketplace.
Undetected keylogger malware and brute-force attack – where fraudsters submit as many passwords in hope of guessing correctly – often lead to data breaching.
According to Verizon, 80 percent of data breaches were caused by lost or stolen credentials while 30 percent of all online transactions are abandoned due to forgotten passwords.
The Indonesian government has addressed the importance of data protection by speeding up the ratification of a new law that will allow it to adopt a general data protection regulation, according to Communication and Technology Minister Johnny G. Plate.
Many have now gone beyond traditional logins and passwords and into biometric alternatives such as fingerprints and face recognition.
Biometric Authentication As a Service (BaaS), a market that makes these authentication alternatives more accessible, is currently on the rise in Indonesia.
And now it has a new player, the FIDO2 server-certified authentication platform AsliLoginID.
The certified server – a collaborative work by the biometric-pro FIDO Alliance and web standard international body W3C – binds AsliLoginID users' biometric data to their devices and works directly without the need to invest in additional hardware or software.
The cryptographic security also complies with international standards for digital payment such as European Open Banking standards, PSD2 and the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GFPR).
As high-security measures are crucial when dealing with state information, AsliLoginID's users also include government institutions such as the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN) and the National Police (Polri).
"We believe AsliLoginID will provide better security and more convenience for online transactions," former police officer and ASLI RI chief executive Arief Dharmawan said on Saturday.
Asli RI commissioner Robert Rompas said AsliLoginID supports the data protection bill since it aligns with their mission to improve data security in Indonesia.
"Asli RI plays a significant role in providing data security for the Indonesian market. Partnering with their team aligns with our mission to eliminate the use of passwords and protect customers and their information. We are thrilled about our launch with their team in Indonesia," LoginID chief executive Simon Law said.