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Behavioral biometrics’ power is detection, not inference, Plurilock argues



There is more to determining identity online than credentials, which is why the most effective Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) uses behavioral biometrics, Plurilock Security writes in a company blog post.

DFIR practices pull together a range of data, Plurilock VP of Product and Marketing Dr. Aron Hsiao writes, which provides indirect evidence about incidents. That indirect evidence must by used by analysts to infer what has happened, and imply the event’s impact, according to Hsiao.

A better approach would be to use direct incident data, showing definitively that a breach occurred, the time and specific accounts involved. Interaction details and when illicit activity on the accounts began and stopped would also help, but is typically only known long after the incident, with extensive effort, Hsiao says.

All of this data is provided in real-time, unambiguously by Plurilock’s ADAPT and DEFEND behavioral biometric solutions, according to the post.

Hsiao notes that best security practices like Zero Trust and continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) are complicated by the uncertainty of the most basic element of trust, which is assurance the person matches their credentials. Authentication with credentials that can be shared or stolen does not provide this assurance.

By merging authentication with detection, behavioral biometrics provide direct data that yields exact knowledge of what accounts were compromised and when, in real-time, Plurilock claims.

New advisory board member added

Plurilock has also announced the appointment of retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Jan E. Tighe to its Advisory Board to help its outreach to security-conscious enterprises as it seeks to grow its behavioral biometrics customer base in North America.

Dr. Tighe will provide guidance on mission-critical security, based on experience acquired over a storied 20-year career with the Navy, including as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, Director of Naval Intelligence, Fleet Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, and Deputy Director of Operations in the U.S. Cyber Command, and in the private sector. She has been granted an option for 50,000 shares at $0.50 per share over the next three years.

“Plurilock’s use of AI for identity assurance is quite compelling as they seek to deliver innovative authentication solutions that can protect against both insider and cyber threats,” states ADM Tighe in the announcement. “Given that Plurilock’s authentication technology is designed to solve many of today’s cyber-related problems, I am excited to assist this groundbreaking company in bringing their technology to a wider audience.”

The company’s stock recently began trading on the OTCQB market to reach investors outside of Canada.

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