Internet Initiative Japan has patented a system and method that generates a risk score by analyzing network behavior, creating unique identifiers for individuals and organizations. The Trust Guardian System uses this data to allow or block network actions. GlobalData’s report on Internet Initiative Japan gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Internet Initiative Japan, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Internet Initiative Japan's grant share as of February 2024 was 34%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Dynamic risk assessment system for network actions

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Internet Initiative Japan Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11882147B2) outlines a method for assessing the trustworthiness of digital requests to perform network actions. The method involves receiving a digital request from an unknown device, sending a query to trusted computing devices, generating a dynamic risk graph model based on responses to the query, and assigning a trust score to the request. This trust score determines whether the unknown device is allowed to perform the network action. The system also includes instructions for aggregating trust scores from multiple responses, comparing network actions to behavioral fingerprints, and utilizing a time-decay function to update risk probabilities.

Furthermore, the patent describes a system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that implement the method outlined in the claims. These components enable the generation of trust scores by analyzing dynamic risk graph models and behavioral fingerprints. Additionally, the system includes instructions for handling multiple digital requests, sending queries to trusted computing devices, and providing indications to block unknown requestor devices based on their trust scores. Overall, the patented technology aims to enhance network security by effectively evaluating the trustworthiness of digital requests and preventing potentially harmful actions from unknown sources.

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