DISA director discusses biometric access at AFCEA symposium

June 14, 2017 - 

A combination of biometrics and behaviors associated with an individual’s mobile device will be used in the future to determine the level of access he or she has on DOD networks.

“Together, these will create an ‘identity score,'” Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, DISA director and Joint Force Headquarters, DOD Information Networks commander Army explained at this week’s Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore. “Your identity score will determine how much access you have to the network.

“We are reimagining the workplace. In the future we see the systems you carry on you carrying information for you.”

Lynn also addressed DISA’s vision for data transmission and software defined networking.

He concluded his remarks by asking the agency’s industry partners to contribute to the agency’s vision with: solutions that reduce the amount of time needed to spin up a virtual router or server; unique identity algorithms that could become part of the biometric and behavioral platform library, and; analytics that provide situational awareness and address insider threat.

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