Boston Inventor & Entrepreneur Files US Patent for Next Generation Information Security Technology Based on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Noted inventor and entrepreneur, Ralph Rodriguez, today announced he has filed for United States patent protection of his method and apparatus for combining artificial intelligence (AI) concepts with event-driven security architectures and ideas. This patent is based on research he conducted during his tenure as a Research Fellow with the M.I.T. Media Lab. The research paper outlining the unvention's scope and technology is also published and available today.

The current implementations of two-factor authentication known as 'strong authentication' are broken across multiple industries, including financial services, energy, healthcare and defense

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Noted inventor and entrepreneur, Ralph Rodriguez, today announced he has filed for United States patent protection on his "method and apparatus for combining artificial intelligence (AI) concepts with event-driven security architectures and ideas." This patent is based on over 30 months of primary research in addition to his tenure as a Research Fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and research at M.I.T. Media Lab.

In addition to the patent filing, the Cambridge Institute of Applied Management has announced that this research paper has been published and is now available online at http://www.cioam.com/MIT_CambridgeInstitute_Rodriguez.html. The paper is titled "An investigation relating to a sub-field of AI (artificial intelligence) with event-driven security architecture and ideas from 'The Emotion Machine1'."

"Ralph's work has produced a groundbreaking approach to a very real problem, that is at least two generations beyond the security technology currently regarded as cutting edge," said Richard C. Putz, managing director and senior fellow with the Cambridge Institute of Applied Management. "His research and development mark a milestone in the field, and illustrate the extraordinary value that can be derived from applied innovation and managerial acumen. The Institute is very pleased to host his newly published paper."

About the Invention
The field of Mr. Rodriguez's invention will set the industry standard for identity management in global companies and government agencies, by preventing identity theft before it happens. The solution provides real-time authentication and authorization of digital identities using an artificial intelligence (AI) based architecture which include neural and semantic network based algorithms. It answers three critical aspects in the new paradigm of security management (1) Are you who you say you are? (2) Where will I allow you to go? (3) What will I allow you to do? These algorithms promote and demote users, in real-time, to provide a multi-factor, risk based authentication model.

"The current implementations of two-factor authentication known as 'strong authentication' are broken across multiple industries, including financial services, energy, healthcare and defense," said Mr. Rodriguez. "A utility patent was filed because this technology is both novel and unique because it addresses key aspects of security using artificial intelligence architectures to prevent fraud and identity theft. It is, literally, one more step toward making true thinking machines a reality."

About Ralph A. Rodriguez
Mr. Rodriguez is an ASP Research Fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Senior Fellow with the Cambridge Institute of Applied Management (CIOAM). He is an author, inventor (already holding several patents), sought-after speaker, and successful entrepreneur. Formerly the senior vice president of technology research and practice director for the Technology Markets Group at Aberdeen Group, a leading Boston research and analysis firm, he led the company's research across the entire technology market. Research under his purview investigated the business strategies and technologies that drove operational excellence, productivity, flexibility, real-time enterprise and best-in-class technical leadership. His own interests include best practices and technologies in information security, wireless & mobility, outsourcing/off-shoring and managed services.

Ralph has amassed over 20 years of experience spanning management, IT and entrepreneurship in a variety of roles. From a strategic technical perspective, he was the chief technology officer of Brooks Automation's Enterprise Software Division, acquired by Applied Materials in 2007. Previous positions include executive vice president and chief information officer of eXcelon Corporation (formerly Object Design), which was the market leader in XML based business process management prior to its acquisition by Progress Software at the end of 2002, as well as vice president and chief information officer of C-bridge, a publicly traded, MIT-based company focused on service oriented architecture and business process management. Early in his career Rodriguez founded two companies: Invenio and NTA; and served as the Principal Strategy Consultant for Treacy & Company.

1 Marvin Minsky, The Emotion Machine (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2006).

(c) 2008 Ralph A. Rodriguez. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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