VICTORIA – Plurilock announced it has been awarded new contracts by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
The DHS contract, signed earlier this month, tasks Plurilock with continued development and delivery of machine-to-machine (M2M) anomaly detection technologies to enable future Internet of Things (IoT) authentication in certain federal networks.
The contract is funded through the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) and represents the next phase in an ongoing collaboration between Plurilock and DHS in a program in which Plurilock is one of only three non-U.S. companies, and the only Canadian company, represented. SVIP is one of S&T’s programs and tools to fund innovation and work with private sector partners to advance homeland security solutions.
“Our behavioral, anomaly detection, and AI capabilities,” says Plurilock CEO Ian Paterson, “give us a head start in developing machine-to-machine authentication tools. We think this technology will become more and more critical as the ‘internet of things’ era matures, so we’re excited to continue to collaborate with the Silicon Valley Innovation Program. Obviously, DHS and SVIP are world-class partners to work with.”
Plurilock’s new Canadian Department of National Defence contract, signed in July, tasks the company to advance the state-of-the art, real-time cyberattack detection and advanced persistent threat (APT) prevention.
Under the contract, Plurilock will leverage its technology and expertise in anomaly detection and machine learning to improve the detection of ongoing cyber-attacks as well as the efficiency, speed, and accuracy of Canadian federal agency responses to them. DND selected Plurilock in response to an Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program call for proposals. The project commenced at award time and will run through late 2019, with further stages to potentially follow once DND/CAF confirms a successful collaboration.
Plurilock develops biometric authentication software that analyzes user movements to continuously verify user identity.