The hot debate between privacy and technology to deepen at IEEE International Conference on Homeland Security in Boston
BOSTON (Sept. 16, 2013) – “You sure have a great personality!” Whether true or not, soon that line will indeed apply to your smart devices. The one thing cyber criminals lack is personality, as least when it comes to stealing your identity. Everything else they can hack, your pass word, ID, other identifying esoteric information—but your personality belongs to you.
Many scientists are working on bringing to our devices the inner features distinct to each of us that hackers cannot lift. Our typical usage can be machine learned and we can have continuous authentication, says Dr. Ashish Jain, director of mobile applications and services research group at Applied Communications Sciences in Basking Ridge, NJ.
Jain will make his case in a paper being presented at the IEEE Homeland Security Technology Conference [HST ‘13] held at the Westin Waltham Boston Hotel in Waltham, Mass., USA, 12-14 November 2013.
“Technology is here, it’s a little late for us to go back to the cave and shut off our devices,” says Jain. “Think of it as a system which learns by passively observing in a very supervised setting, while a person is normally using it.”
Jain spoke by phone from his office on the ScienceNews Radio Network program, the Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason. The program originates in Dallas, Texas, and can now be heard Webcast and archived for its world audience.
HST ’13 will bring together global science and technology thought leaders to foster homeland security technology innovation and showcase peer-reviewed technical papers highlighting emerging technologies in:
* Cyber Security
* Attack & Disaster Preparation, Recovery & Response
* Land & Maritime Border Security
* Biometrics & Forensics
HST ‘13 is produced by IEEE with technical support from Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology, IEEE Biometrics Council, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and IEEE-USA. MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon and MITRE are providing organizational support.