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February 21, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 20, 2017
Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO has been awarded eight new patents related to cybersecurity and advanced analytics. FICO now holds 173 US and foreign patents, and has 91 pending patent applications.
In the area of cybersecurity, FICO’s new patent for “Cyber Security Adaptive Analytics Threat Monitoring System and Method" uses self-learning artificial intelligence models and novel machine learning adaptive behavioral analytics to detect malware. Network flow protocol messages are monitored from client computers to servers, in order to determine a risk that those client computers are behaving abnormally, which may be a result of malware, cybercriminal take-over, or botnet. Real-time entity profiles are generated for multiple entities, including client computers.
“Using the real-time entity profiles and advanced adaptive behavioral analytics, we can determine the risk that a computer is infected by malware or taken over by a cybercriminal,” said Dr. Scott Zoldi, FICO chief analytic officer and one of three inventors of the patent. “Scores are then generated in real time, representing probabilities that client computers are at risk of active attack.”
This invention is used in FICO® Cyber Security Analytics.
The additional patents cover inventions that:
“Our investments in artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and decision science are backed by the strongest research team in our field,” said Dr. Stuart Wells, FICO’s chief product and technology officer. “We are bringing analytics and software breakthroughs to the commercial market at the fastest rate in our 61-year history.”
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 170 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.
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