VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada — Plurilock announced that it has been awarded new contracts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canadian Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF).

DHS Contract

The DHS contract, signed in early November, tasks Plurilock with continued development and delivery of machine-to-machine (M2M) anomaly detection technologies to enable future Internet of Things (IoT) authentication in certain federal networks.

The contract is funded through the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) and represents the next phase in an ongoing collaboration between Plurilock and DHS in a program in which Plurilock is one of only three non-U.S. companies, and the only Canadian company, represented.

“Our behavioral, anomaly detection, and AI capabilities give us a head start in developing machine-to-machine authentication tools,” said Ian Paterson, CEO, Plurilock. “We think this technology will become more and more critical as the Internet of Things era matures, so we’re excited to continue to collaborate with the Silicon Valley Innovation Program. Obviously, DHS and SVIP are world-class partners to work with.”

DND Contract

Plurilock’s new Canadian Department of National Defence contract, signed in July, tasks the company to advance real-time cyberattack detection and advanced persistent threat (APT) prevention.

Under the contract, Plurilock will leverage its technology and expertise in anomaly detection and machine learning to improve the detection of ongoing cyberattacks as well as the efficiency, speed, and accuracy of Canadian federal agency responses to them. DND selected Plurilock in response to an Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program call for proposals.

The project commenced at award time and will run through late 2019, with further stages to potentially follow once DND/CAF confirms a successful collaboration.

“It’s hard to overstate the need for real-time threat detection and response in today’s critical systems,” said Paterson. “Plurilock will significantly enhance this capability, and we’re excited to be able to demonstrate our leadership across multiple kinds of security-driven anomaly detection in our work for DND and IDEaS.”

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