VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA—Plurilock Security Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of invisible and continuous authentication technologies for enterprises, this week announced that it has been awarded a new contract by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue its development of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) authentication and anomaly detection tools.
The contract, which totals some US$198,000, is the third in a series of related contracts funded through the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) and renews the ongoing collaboration between Plurilock and DHS.
The technology under development is designed to provide more secure and intelligent machine-to-machine authentication, enabling devices on networks to detect instances in which adjacent devices have been replaced, tampered with, or may in other ways represent an increased security risk.
“We’re pleased to win another contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,” says Ian Paterson, CEO of Plurilock. “The contract demonstrates the interest that leading government agencies have in our behavioral biometrics technology and in the anomaly detection and artificial intelligence capabilities that power it. These provide our organization with a natural advantage in developing machine-to-machine authentication solutions.”
The technology in question may in part enable future Internet of Things (IoT) authentication in certain US federal networks, and may also find other applications as machine-to-machine authentication becomes critical to the security of modern work environments.
Plurilock is a cybersecurity company that provides advanced and continuous authentication for standards and regulatory compliance. Plurilock’s software leverages state-of-the-art behavioral-biometric, environmental, and contextual technologies to provide invisible, adaptive, and risk-based MFA solutions with the lowest possible cost and complexity. Plurilock enables organizations to compute safely—and with peace of mind.
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SVIP is one of S&T’s programs and tools to fund innovation and work with private sector partners to advance homeland security solutions. SVIP reaches out to innovation communities across the globe to harness commercial research and development for government applications, co-invest in, and accelerate the transition of technology to the commercial market. Companies participating in SVIP are eligible for up to $800,000 of non-dilutive funding to develop and adapt commercial technologies for homeland security use cases.