Patents by Inventor Richard Anthony Ford

Richard Anthony Ford has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10326776
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising temporal detail corresponding to the user interaction; and generating a user behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions, the generating the user profile including a layer of detail corresponding to the temporal detail corresponding to the user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford
  • Patent number: 10326775
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for performing a multi-factor authentication operation, comprising: monitoring electronically-observable user behavior; converting the electronically-observable user behavior into electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; generating a user behavior factor based upon the electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; and, using the user behavior factor as a factor of a multi-factor authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford
  • Patent number: 10298609
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising multi-layered electronic information, each layer of the multi-layered electronic information corresponding to a respective layer of user interaction; and generating a unique multi-dimensional cyber behavior profile based upon the multi-layered electronic information representing the user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford
  • Publication number: 20190116190
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for monitoring user behavior elements, comprising: monitoring electronically-observable user behavior, the electronically-observable user behavior comprising interactions between a user and a user device, interactions between a user and a network and interactions between a user and a resource; converting the electronically-observable user behavior into electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; generating a user behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; providing the user behavior profile to a user behavior monitoring system; and, generating a notification based upon the user behavior profile via the user behavior monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Ford
  • Patent number: 10264012
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising multi-layered electronic information, each layer of the multi-layered electronic information corresponding to a respective layer of user interaction; and generating a unique multi-dimensional cyber behavior profile based upon the multi-layered electronic information representing the user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew P. Moynahan, Richard Anthony Ford, Christopher Brian Shirey, Brandon L. Swafford, Richard Heath Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190007424
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile, comprising: monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions and the information about the user into electronic information representing the user interactions; generating a unique cyber behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions and the information about the user; and, storing information relating to the unique cyber behavior profile in a behavior blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford, Christopher Brian Shirey, Matthew P. Moynahan, Richard Heath Thompson
  • Patent number: 10171488
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising multi-layered electronic information, each layer of the multi-layered electronic information corresponding to a respective layer of user interaction; and generating a unique multi-dimensional cyber behavior profile based upon the multi-layered electronic information representing the user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew P. Moynahan, Richard Anthony Ford, Christopher Brian Shirey, Brandon L. Swafford, Richard Heath Thompson
  • Publication number: 20180332066
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising multi-layered electronic information, each layer of the multi-layered electronic information corresponding to a respective layer of user interaction; and generating a unique multi-dimensional cyber behavior profile based upon the multi-layered electronic information representing the user interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew P. Moynahan, Richard Anthony Ford, Christopher Brian Shirey, Brandon L. Swafford, Richard Heath Thompson
  • Publication number: 20180332072
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising temporal detail corresponding to the user interaction; and generating a user behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions, the generating the user profile including a layer of detail corresponding to the temporal detail corresponding to the user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford
  • Publication number: 20180332071
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for performing a multi-factor authentication operation, comprising: monitoring electronically-observable user behavior; converting the electronically-observable user behavior into electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; generating a user behavior factor based upon the electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; and, using the user behavior factor as a factor of a multi-factor authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford
  • Publication number: 20180332063
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium for performing a security analysis operation within a security environment, comprising: monitoring electronically-observable user behavior about a particular entity; maintaining a state about the particular entity, the state representing a context of a particular event; converting the electronically-observable user behavior into electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; generating a user behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the electronically-observable user behavior; and, analyzing the event using the state of the entity and the user behavior profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Ford
  • Publication number: 20180332070
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising multi-layered electronic information, each layer of the multi-layered electronic information corresponding to a respective layer of user interaction; and generating a unique multi-dimensional cyber behavior profile based upon the multi-layered electronic information representing the user interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford
  • Publication number: 20180332068
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising multi-layered electronic information, each layer of the multi-layered electronic information corresponding to a respective layer of user interaction; and generating a unique multi-dimensional cyber behavior profile based upon the multi-layered electronic information representing the user interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew P. Moynahan, Richard Anthony Ford, Christopher Brian Shirey, Brandon L. Swafford, Richard Heath Thompson
  • Patent number: 10063568
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile, comprising: monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions and the information about the user into electronic information representing the user interactions; generating a unique cyber behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions and the information about the user; and, storing information relating to the unique cyber behavior profile in a behavior blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Forcepoint LLC
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford, Christopher Brian Shirey, Matthew P. Moynahan, Richard Heath Thompson
  • Patent number: 9882918
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile, comprising: monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions and the information about the user into electronic information representing the user interactions; generating a unique cyber behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions and the information about the user; and, storing information relating to the unique cyber behavior profile in a behavior blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford, Christopher Brian Shirey, Matthew P. Moynahan, Richard Heath Thompson