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DoD Taps PARC To Help Detect Insider Threats

The Department of Defense (DoD) has tapped PARC to create technology that can automatically identify the possibility of a security threat coming from inside the department’s network.

PARC, which is owned by Xerox, is spearheading a new effort called the Graph Learning for Anomaly Detection using Psychological Context (GLAD-PC). The project will leverage large-scale behavioral data sets as well as information from social networks and other sources to determine when someone inside the military could pose a security risk.

GLAD-PC is a sub-project within the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS) program, which will produce technology that can sift through the behavioral signs that someone might turn on the military or his or her cohorts, and prevent the action before it happens.

The DoD has awarded PARC $3.5 million for its role in the project, and the technology developed could have commercial potential after it’s deployed within the government.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.