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Sandia exploring ephemeral biometrics for insider threat monitoring

The Sandia National Laboratories is researching the use of ephemeral biometrics for identity management and insider threat monitoring and is looking for partners, according to an announcement in Federal Business Opportunities.

With ephemeral biometrics, individual identities are tied to active, living biometric data. Using this research, the Energy lab intends to significantly improve the authenticity and integrity of cyber identities.

Ephemeral biometrics will “significantly enhance the defensive capabilities of cyber and physical protection industries by enabling them with proactive insider threat management tools capable of actively mapping cyber/virtual activities into physically monitor-able and controllable identities,” the lab said in its FBO announcement.

Sandia already conducts research in security analyses, application of RIMES (Risk Informed Management of Enterprise Security), response force modeling, cyber security, physical security and supply chain security. Sandia also has advanced biosensor monitoring capabilities combined with a world class fabrication facility to design next generation biometric monitoring diagnostics.

Sandia is seeking Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADA) or Work for Others (WFO) partnership agreements to enable improvements in cybersecurity authentication and for designing and implementing proactive insider threat management tools. 

Posted by GCN Staff on Jun 05, 2014 at 9:27 AM


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