New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of this week's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Forcepoint, LLC, the first patent addresses techniques for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system. Assigned to Denso (LP), the second patent addresses techniques for authenticating and authorizing devices.
10,298,609, "User behavior profile environment," assigned to Forcepoint, LLC.
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.
10,313,134, "System and method for authenticating and authorizing devices," assigned to Denso Corporation (JP)
A system and method for a distributed security model that may be used to achieve one or more of the following: authenticate system components; securely transport messages between system components; establish a secure communications channel over a constrained link; authenticate message content; authorize actions; and distribute authorizations and configuration data amongst users' system components in a device-as-a-key system.