DARPA Selects Coveros to Research Active Authentication Techniques

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Research Will Protect Computer Systems from Unauthorized Use

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Making sure users of computer systems are who they say they are is essential to thwarting espionage and cyber terrorist activities.

Coveros, Inc., the market leader in secure agile software development, today announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company a research contract to invent novel approaches for actively authenticating computer system users. This research aims to make it possible to detect, in real-time, unauthorized use of computer accounts.

“We are excited to work with DARPA on such a critical research effort”, says Jeffery Payne, Coveros’ Chief Executive Officer. “Making sure users of computer systems are who they say they are is essential to thwarting espionage and cyber terrorist activities.”

The research performed under this contract focuses on the development of novel approaches for validating the identity of a computer user by distinguishing between normal and abnormal use of a computer account. Coveros will perform this work within its recently established research division – Coveros Labs. This work will complement and leverage recently completed research performed by Coveros for DARPA on an undisclosed research program.

About Coveros
Coveros helps organizations build secure software applications using agile methods. Our products and services accelerate the delivery of software while assuring its security. Services include: secure software development, agile transformations, agile and software security training, and research into secure software development methods. Products include SecureCI, a popular open source application lifecycle management solution that incorporates security analysis into an automated software development process.

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