U.S. Army to deploy Plurilock behavioral biometric ID authentication solution

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) will deploy Plurilock Security Solutions’ BioTracker continuous authentication cybersecurity software to protect the military organization against adversarial identity compromise.

BioTracker’s deployment will add more advanced cybersecurity protection measures beyond the standard Common Access Card (CAC).

The agreement follows Plurilock’s recent contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), which will evaluate BioTracker as a potential replacement solution for CACs.

Both organizations will implement and evaluate Plurilock’s proof-of-presence cybersecurity software that continuously authenticates workplace users based on their behavior biometric patterns.

Unlike CAC cards that provide only a single point-in-time authentication at login and fail to protect against insider threats or stolen or falsified credentials, BioTracker validates the user’s identity continuously in real-time, using behavioral biometric factors that are specific to each person.

“BioTracker enhances government and corporate cybersecurity by bolstering existing authentication capabilities such as CACs, two-factor, multi-factor and even biometric authentication, to safeguard vital data, intelligence systems and privileged accounts from both sophisticated cyber campaigns and insider threats,” said Keith Trippie, retired executive director for the Enterprise System Development Office with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Plurilock’s platform provides reliable, real-time visibility and security with virtually zero authorized user friction, which is unique in the market.”

Responsible for both offensive and defensive global cyber operations for the U.S. Army, NETCOM aims to achieve a composite authentication protocol that could ultimately replace CACs and surpass two-factor and multi-factor authentication to protect against increasingly advanced threats.

BioTracker’s patented AI and behavioral biometrics technology identifies authorized individuals based on their unique usage patterns on laptops, desktops and servers.

The solution learns the user’s keystroke style and speed, mouse use and other behaviors to generate a biometric profile, whereby BioTracker can continuously validate that the current user is the authorized user instead of validating at initial log-in.

Its patented algorithms give corporations and government agencies complete visibility to know who, where and when users are on the entire network at all times, and to quickly detect intruders.

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