Concentric AI Granted Patent for Data Security

Concentric AI, a vendor of intelligent AI-based solutions for autonomous data security posture management (DSPM), has been awarded a patent for its pioneering approach to data security.

The patent, titled “Method and Electronic Device for Generating Semantic Representation of Document using Large Language Models to Determine Data Security Risk,” showcases Concentric AI’s leadership in the DSPM space and its advances in harnessing cutting-edge AI technologies to address organizations’ data security needs.

The patent describes Concentric AI’s unique approach to “understanding” the context and content of every data record to inform and strengthen the security posture. It details the generation of a document-level semantic representation utilizing Large Language Models (LLMs), specifically deep-learning models. These representations, called embeddings, are analyzed to determine whether a document’s security posture is aligned with other similar documents, and how it should be secured.

Existing tools largely ignore the content and rely on metadata information such as the folder, document’s author, and document name to infer if a document might contain sensitive or important information.

At best, the tools provide the functionality to look for regex matches to predefined patterns.

On the other hand, Concentric AI’s Semantic Intelligence is a comprehensive data security solution that uses advanced deep learning technology to protect structured and unstructured data, as well as email, messaging text and attachments.

Developed with extensive domain expertise, its deep learning model captures and builds on the collective wisdom of Concentric AI’s massive dataset and a growing community of data owners, enabling it to identify and categorize data based on its true meaning and sensitivity.

The patent is the first in a series of patent disclosures that underlies Concentric AI’s DSPM solution available in the market. LLMs have garnered attention in the past several months because of GPT and ChatGPT.

Concentric AI’s Semantic Intelligence leverages the power of LLMs to drive value for clients by improving their data security posture, enabling it to analyze the entire content and capture the semantic meaning of each data record.

Concentric AI’s DSPM solution scans organizations’ data, detects sensitive or business-critical content, identifies the most appropriate classification category and tags the data.

Concentric AI uses AI to improve discovery and classification accuracy and efficiency to avoid endless regex rules and inaccurate end-user labeling.

In addition, Concentric AI can monitor and identify risk to financial and other data from inappropriate permissions, wrong entitlements, risky sharing and unauthorized access. It can remediate permissions and sharing issues or leverage other security solutions and cloud APIs to protect exposed data.

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