Plurilock Names Former Director of NSA to its Board

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Vice Adm. Mike McConnell Retd. Joins Canadian Cyber Security Firm

Plurilock Security Solutions, an advanced biometric cyber security software provider, today announced the appointment of John M. (Mike) McConnell to its board of directors. Mr. McConnell is a former United States Director of National Intelligence, where he served both the Bush and Obama administrations.

“Mr. McConnell is a titan in the national security and intelligence communities. We are humbled that he has recognized the strategic importance of Plurilock’s cyber security and insider threat capabilities, and our OEM partnerships will benefit from Mike’s vast experience in the federal space and critical infrastructure,” said Plurilock president Larry Cole.

Mr. McConnell’s career has spanned over 40 years, focused on international development and foreign intelligence issues. His 29-year distinguished service as a US Navy intelligence officer included significant assignments that influenced national security issues. During Desert Shield/Storm and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Mr. McConnell served as the Intelligence Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, and the Secretary of Defense, and he served as Director of the National Security Agency until retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1996.

“Plurilock’s digital profiling technologies are clearly among the most powerful cyber tools in the world today,” said Mr. McConnell, former vice chair, now senior executive advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton.

Mr. McConnell is a graduate of George Washington University, Furman University, National Defense University (Global Telecom) and the National Defense Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence), and has also been awarded three Honorary Doctorate degrees – the most recent from George Washington University in 2008. He also holds the highest awards for service in the U.S. Intelligence Community, one presented by President Bill Clinton and one presented by President George Bush.

About Plurilock
Founded in 2008, Plurilock is a cyber security software company at the forefront of digitally profiling individuals through their physical and behavioral use of smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Its patented technology identifies the person behind the screen, using machine-learning algorithms to generate biometric profiles of individuals by their taps and swipes on touchscreens, scrolls and movement of mouse, and the rhythm and cadence of keystrokes. Serving a global client base, Plurilock supports law enforcement, government agencies, financial services and healthcare organizations to detect insider threats, reduce fraud, and prevent cyber attacks.

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