Magazine article National Defense

Company Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Security

Magazine article National Defense

Company Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Security

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Through the use of artificial intelligence, Armorway, a Venice, California-based company, is predicting when terrorists or adversaries will attempt to strike a target, giving security professionals the chance to take preventative action.

Armorway provides its customers with "intelligent adaptive solutions," said Zare Baghdasarian, co-founder and CEO of the company. Adversaries "learn and adapt. So as a security [precaution], we have to be the same way, adaptive, and stay one step ahead of them."

The company currently offers two products: Trust is tailored for insider threats. Sentinel is designed for law enforcement and campus security. The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, airports and police departments are currently using Armorway's technology.

The company uses game theory to predict when an adversary may try to breach an organization's security, Baghdasarian said.

"You cannot provide 100 percent security. Your security breaks down when adversaries predict what you're doing," he said. "You have to be unpredictable so they never know where you're going to have security officers.... Basically you keep the enemy guessing by providing more intelligent, adaptive solutions."

For example, the Coast Guard uses the technology for port security in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, he said. If a terrorist wanted to attack a port, they would study patrols and try to find a time where there was less security.

"Because we have limited resources, we cannot do 24/7 protection," he said. …

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