Converus Releases New Lie Detection Test to Help US Government Identify Those Leaking Classified Information
Technology company says EyeDetect is a cost-effective tool that can identify those leaking classified information in 30 minutes and prevent future leaks.
LEHI, Utah – Sept. 12, 2017 – If the U.S. federal government wishes to identify individuals that illegally disclose classified information, it could simply look into each employee’s eyes with a new lie detection technology called EyeDetect from Converus.
As a result of the Aug. 4 press conference by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on internal leaks, Converus designed a customized lie detection test for identifying government employees involved in the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The test can also determine if those same individuals have ties to terrorist organizations.
EyeDetect is the first lie detector that monitors eye behavior to detect deception. Designed as a personnel screening tool, its 30-minute true/false test can determine whether individuals have stolen classified information, used illegal drugs, or committed a variety of other unethical or criminal behaviors. Through scientific studies, EyeDetect has demonstrated a consistent accuracy of 86 percent, which is at minimum comparable to polygraph, and at times even better. Converus’ scientists say EyeDetect’s reliability is largely because the test is automated — there’s no examiner or human-based interpretation of the results.
“Since 2015, governments in more than 34 countries have been using EyeDetect to screen potential and existing employees for involvement in serious crimes, drug use, sabotage, espionage and terrorism,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “EyeDetect is a quick, cost-effective and scalable way to identify unethical or criminal behaviors.”
“EyeDetect offers the U.S. government a means to easily and continuously evaluate all personnel who have access to classified information,” said Converus Advisory Board Member Don Krapohl, a former CIA polygraph examiner and deputy director at the U.S. National Center for Credibility Assessment. Krapohl is currently the director for EyeDetect services for Capital Center for Credibility Assessment, a Virginia-based firm that provides credibility assessment services to the U.S. federal government.
Mickelsen says EyeDetect has previously been demonstrated to and/or discussed with officials from the State Department, Secret Service, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and others, as well as several members of Congress. Several local U.S. law enforcement agencies currently use it to screen job candidates.
For more information about Converus, visit www.converus.com.
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Converus (“with truth”) provides scientifically validated, innovative credibility assessment technologies. EyeDetect® is the first nonintrusive, ocular-motor technology that detects deception with 86% accuracy in 30 minutes by analyzing eye and other behaviors. IdentityDetect™ is the first nonintrusive, browser-based identity verification technology that accurately detects falsified identities with 90% accuracy within 3 minutes by analyzing subtle variations in the motor nervous system responses. Converus’ technologies help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, fraud and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah. Visit www.converus.com.
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