Military testing behavioral ID technology that would replace CAC card

Air Force Staff Sgt. Elijah Fleming reviews technical orders on his laptop computer at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 10, 2016. Typing can be used as a form of behavioral biometric because of minute variations in the way individuals hit the keys. (Senior Airman Jovan Banks / DoD photo)


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The Pentagon has finally inked a deal to pilot behavioral biometric technology to identify those using its computer networks, more than a year after then-CIO Terry Halvorsen first pledged to get rid of the ubiquitous Common Access Card.

Shaun Waterman of CyberScoop reports that Vancouver, Canada-based Plurilock will provide the technology. The company’s BioTrack product develops a unique profile of users based on the way they interact with computer keyboards, mice and touchscreens.

“Plurilock’s advanced system for determining ongoing proof of presence provides a cybersecurity solution that instantaneously recognizes breaches, helps with corporate forensic investigations, and ensures regulatory compliance.” said Plurilock CEO Ian Paterson.

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Acquisition, behavioral biometrics, biometrics, Common Access Card (CAC), Cybersecurity, Department of Defense (DOD), Military, Pentagon