CAE Tech Talk, April 15, 2021

CAE Tech talks for April, 2021.

Overview

Please join us for the April CAE Tech Talk

Featuring DU Professor Sanchari Das

There are two talks, details below

Date: 15 April 2021

Topic 1: Lessons in Authentication: Implementing A Risk-Reduction-Based Incentivization Model for Human-Centered Authentication (1:00 – 1:50 pm EST)
Topic 2: Digital Forensics challenges in Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) environments (2:00 – 2:50 pm EST)

Mark your calendars and come join your friends in the CAE community for a Tech Talk. CAE Tech Talks are free and conducted live in real-time over the Internet so no travel is required. Capitol Technology University (CTU) hosts the presentations using Zoom which employs slides, VOIP, and chat for live interaction. Just log in as “Guest” and enjoy the presentation(s).

Below is a description of the presentations and logistics of attendance:

Topic: Lessons in Authentication: Implementing A Risk-Reduction-Based Incentivization Model for Human-Centered Authentication

Time: 1:00pm – 1:50 pm EST
Location: Zoom Link to Zoom Meeting
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Presenter(s): Dr. Sanchari Das, University of Denver

Description: Online user presence has increased rapidly, broadening the user base and, in turn, raising concerns for online data and identity security. Prior research has shown that traditional single-factor authentication methods, such as textual passwords, have proven to be susceptible to common security vulnerabilities.

In this talk, the presenter will discuss one of the potential solutions to single-factor authentication failures: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA is proposed as a solution to credential theft attacks since it strengthens the authentication process by adding multiple factors rather than relying on a single factor such as passwords. Though MFA tools have improved online security, the low adoption of MFA remains a challenge. Existing coping strategies focus on making MFA mandatory for users which can often be detrimental to user experience.

To solve this, the presenter has focused their research on understanding user risk mental models and proposed a risk-reduction-based incentivization model for the users to make effective decisions towards their online identity protection. In this talk, the presenter will discuss how their proposed incentivization model conveys the benefits of MFA use and incentivize it through risk reduction. The presenter will also describe the concrete application of my proposed model in a naturalistic organizational setting.

Topic: Digital Forensics challenges in Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) environments

Time: 2:00pm – 2:50 pm EST
Location: Zoom Zoom Link
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Presenter(s): Dr. Jonathan Graham, Norfolk State University

Description: In the Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) environments, information is scattered among many connecting devices. These devices contain or produce a wealth of information that is needed by digital forensics analysts, intelligence agents and warfighters as they seek information for criminal prosecution or to obtain the upper hand in combat. In this talk I introduce some of the challenges in this environment and discuss possible solutions.

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Nathan S. Evans
Nathan S. Evans
Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Research includes networking, network security, software security and systems.