February 28, 2016 -
Biometric cybersecurity software provider Plurilock announced that its founder and chief scientist, Dr. Issa Traore, was a keynote speaker at last week’s 2016 Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Workshop.
Dr. Traore is a professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria in Canada and holds a PhD in Software Engineering from Institute National Polytechnique in Toulouse, France and a MSc in Automatics and Computer Engineering, as well as a MSc in Aeronautics and Space from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France.
He has published over 120 technical papers and 2 books in computer security and software engineering and supervised more than 23 Master and PhD graduate students in the last 10 years.
“Traditional biometric systems, like retinal or fingerprint recognition, require expensive hardware and is limited by users only being able to access the network from a specific computer,” says Dr. Traore. “Our technology captures user behaviour and creates a unique user profile based on the measurement and analysis of typing speed and cadence, and can be used from any location.”
Plurilock’s flagship products BioTracker and Pluripass are biometric cybersecurity software solutions that provide continuous user authentication.
The theme of this year’s Norwegian Biometrics conference was the future of biometrics which included speakers from academia as well as from commercial and governmental organizations.
Dr. Traore discussed the myths and realities surrounding the usage of biometrics and participated in a panel debate.