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A. Pashalidis - Advanced authentication for Mobile Platforms


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A. Pashalidis - Advanced authentication for Mobile Platforms

  1. 1. ICON PITCH: iMinds 16/12/2010 Andreas Pashalidis COSIC / K.U.Leuven
  2. 2. Who are we? <ul><li>IBBT-K.U.Leuven Security department (COSIC) </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary contacts with some possible industrial partners </li></ul>
  3. 3. Context and Need <ul><li>Mobile network operators are introducing mobile wallets . </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE USE CASE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remittance (money sent home by migrants) constitutes the second largest financial inflow to many developing countries; overall $316 billion in 2009 [world bank]. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transaction costs remain high in many cases (see; e.g. sending $200 from Germany to Croatia costs more than $36 on average) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The challenge is to make sure that the right people take part in international transactions & reduce fraud. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research Goals <ul><li>Advanced authentication methods for mobile platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biometric voice authentication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spoken passwords, security questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transaction authentication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaningful combinations based on e.g. dynamic risk assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure privacy preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Build a demonstrator </li></ul>
  5. 5. Looking for… <ul><li>Voice / VoiP biometrics & recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Fraud detection </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication solution providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware & Software tokens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MNOs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners with expertise in charging & billing </li></ul><ul><li>System integrators / software providers </li></ul>