Doha, Qatar – An Artificial Intelligence software – STROKK – that increases the security level of any password by a factor of 10,000 has been developed by Deep Technology start-up, ADGS Qatar, and will be demonstrated during the upcoming MILIPOL Qatar 2021 exhibition.

STROKK provides a transparent second factor authentication and additional layer of security based on the concept of behavioural biometrics, or neuromuscular behaviour.

“STROKK leaves random password guessing attacks obsolete, and stolen credentials entirely insignificant,” says ADGS CEO, Christophe Billiottet. “STROKK learns the neuromuscular speed processes between your brain and your fingers by means of a regular computer keyboard. It then clearly recognizes you from anyone else.”

STROKK is a second factor authentication scheme based on keystroke dynamics for hardening user passwords transparently and a system for secure access control, ensuring imposters that masquerade as valid users are unable to access private or corporate information.

STROKK builds a behavioural biometric template of your unique typing signature and checks it each time you log in — keeping attackers out of your system. Even if hackers guess or steal your password, they can’t type it the same way you do. Because every single person has a unique, inimitable way of typing.

Using Machine Learning and proprietary Artificial Intelligence algorithms, ADGS is proud to demonstrate that their solution is the most accurate currently available worldwide, with less than 0.01% false positive and 1.8% false negative, lowered to 0.2% after a second attempt. This increases the password security by a factor of 10,000 at least.

The distinctive aspects of STROKK include:

  • Can be implemented without any change on user’s side, on any platform, in any language, at any level,
  • Adds a cost-effective extra layer of protection: no additional hardware is needed — detects and prevents fraudulent authentication attempts,
  • Renders stolen credentials useless,
  • Blocks password sharing,
  • Certifies a user working on a company PC or server,
  • Prevents identity theft,
  • Might be used as forensic proof,
  • May allow to discover the identity of an impostor if he/she is from the same entity staff.

STROKK is currently deployed at a Cyber Defense Center and several Banks in the Middle East and America.

At MILIPOL Qatar 2021, to be held from 15 to 17 March, ADGS is challenging visitors to try and beat STROKK. The start-up will offer a QAR 5,000 prize to anybody that can successfully log into a computer protected by STROKK. The password will be publicly displayed. The ADGS stand number at MILIPOL Qatar 2021 is H057.

“ADGS was founded with the mission to develop ethical algorithms for computers to analyze and reproduce human behaviour without ever using private data,” says Billiottet. “STROKK is one of our most outstanding examples and outcomes of this commitment.”

“We are waiting for members of the public to accept our STROKK challenge at the upcoming MILIPOL Qatar exhibition, and wish them good luck,” adds ADGS President Hassan Al Ansari.

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ADGS is the very first Deep Technology start-up of Qatar, founded in 2015 by a Qatari businessman, a French entrepreneur, and a team of brilliant international scientists. ADGS conducts R&D to create cutting edge algorithms and build futuristic applications. Specifically, ADGS focuses in the fields of Agent-Based Modelling (Emergent Behavior), Behavioral Biometrics applied to Cybersecurity, Social Dynamics, Natural Language Processing and Big Data analysis using Artificial Intelligence. ADGS raised 2 million USD through private funding and the Qatar Foundation.

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