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Darktrace Limited is a cybersecurity company founded in 2013 and based in Cambridge, UK. Since their founding, they have raised $230.5M in funding, with their most recent round in September of 2018 for $50M. In a big win in a very…

Will Apple Look To Acquire in AI Authentication?

Apple has been relatively quiet in the AI Identity and Access Verification sector compared to competitors Samsung and Google. Apple only has twenty-four (24) patent documents in the last five years, as opposed to Samsung's seventy-three…

Social Media, the Next Frontier for AI?

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity is a very large and diverse field that has mainly been led by financial institutions such as Bank of America or Capital One and technology companies such as IBM and Cisco. Social media platforms…

Bull Enters the Arena

Bull S.A. (also known as Groupe Bull), is a French-based computer and software company that had its first patent application (US Pub. #20200213276) in the AI Cybersecurity sector published on July 2nd. The patent teaches of a method of…

Could Splunk Be the Next Big Acquisition in Tech?

Splunk Inc. is a software company specializing in machine data and security. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, they are a rapidly growing company and a major player in the cybersecurity industry. With over 35 issued…

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BofA Introducing Real-Time Security Vulnerability Indicators for Users

Bank of America (BofA) has received a new patent for an information security vulnerability assessment system. The two-component system is able to detect security vulnerabilities for users, generate a coherent vulnerability level for the…

Motiv Acquired, Pivoted from Sleep to Security

Silicon Valley-based startup Motiv has been acquired by Proxy, a company that specializes in digital identity technologies. Motiv's smart ring boasts fitness and sleep tracking technologies as well as the ability to be used in two-factor…

Leashes Aren’t Just for Dogs Anymore

Eyeverify, a biometric cybersecurity company, has received its 5th patent in the AI Cybersecurity sector. Their latest patent describes a bio leash for user authentication for mobile devices. Typical techniques for authenticating users on…

Cisco is Using Behavioral Data to Detect Malware

A recent patent publication by Cisco relates to detecting malware via client-server communication patterns. Based on patterns within the characteristics associated with client-server communications, the system partitions data into a set of…

Amazon Want’s Something More From Its Users: Their Faces

A recent patent application publication from Amazon sheds some light on how the tech giant can use biometric data to authenticate users. The system would make use of the camera on a user's computer to capture image data. From this image…

Brighterion is Upping Their Cybersecurity Practices

Brighterion had two patent applications published last week relevant to the AI Cybersecurity sector. The first relates to alerting all financial channels about risk in real-time. By organizing artificial intelligence (AI) machines into…

Misram is Using Machine Learning for Voice Authentication

Misram LLC's latest published patent application uses machine learning (ML) to determine the probability of spoofing a voice. With voice authentication becoming more and more common, the probability that a voice has been spoofed, using a…

Capital One is Taking Steps to Protect Customer Data

Capital One's 2019 data breach impacted more than 100 million user accounts and credit card applications. Capital One appears to be rectifying this mistake through a number of patent filings, with 10 published patents and patent…

Microsoft: The Next Godfather

Conventional identification and authorization of users may include discretionary controls, such as an access control list managed per-item by the user, or a mandatory control such as a user clearance level, need-to-know, and item…

Microsoft: Top Secret

A newly published patent application from Microsoft details a new system and method for using machine learning to conceal sensitive information commonly found within text. The system makes use of a user-defined contextual privacy setting.…

Amazon is Making it Easier for Businesses to Review Source Code

Today, businesses are heavily reliant on websites and various web applications for conducting business on a daily basis. However, this is not without its risks. Some of these applications are created using a large number of user interface…

Darktrace Doubles its Patent Portfolio

Darktrace recently doubled its patent portfolio, adding 12 published patent applications in 2019. These new applications fall within the detection, prevention and protection, assessment, learning, and vulnerability sub-categories for the…

Google: Of Many Faces

Google's latest issued patent in the AI Cybersecurity sector focuses on hands free transactions using a facial profile. The system associates a facial template with an individual user, where the facial template describes the key features…

BlackBerry Announces New Business Unit: BlackBerry Labs

BlackBerry has announced a new business unit dedicated to cybersecurity research and development. This new business unit, BlackBerry Labs, will focus initially on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for improving…

Exclusive Networks Partners with Vade Secure

Vade Secure and Exclusive Networks announced a partnership today, enabling Exclusive Network to add Vade Secure's flagship email security solution to its cybersecurity portfolio. Vade Secure's email security solution uses artificial…

What’s In A Face?

While talks are ongoing regarding the overall impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on human life, positive uses continue to emerge. An increasing trend is the use of biometric logins, creating secure logins by scanning fingerprints,…

Visa is Testing Advanced AI for Fraud Prevention

Visa Inc. (Visa) is releasing its new cloud-based platform for testing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms related to detecting and preventing credit card fraud. The platform has been developed in-house and reflects an increasing trend…

Deep Instinct and CyVent Join Forces

Deep Instinct, founded in 2015 as the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity, has added another partnership to their list. Reported on previously when they partnered with HP, they have now announced a new partnership with…

Security Firm Group-IB Files First Patent App

Group-IB is a Russian company focused on the detection and prevention of cyberattacks. Their premier product, Group-IB Threat Intelligence, was featured by Gartner in 2015 as one of the top 7 global threat intelligence solutions. The…

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