Accession Number:

ADA581055

Title:

Active Authentication Using Covert Cognitive Interrogation Games

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jun 2012-Mar 2013

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Southwest Research Institute SwRI developed a novel method for authenticating a computer user s identity by deploying covert games disguised as anomalous computer functionality. The method applies game theory principles to allow users to develop unique strategy paths for playing the imperceptible games. By examining users subconscious game playing strategies, the team captured discriminatory information without sophisticated contextual analysis or explicit communicative behavior. This approach complements many other cognitive fingerprint detection methods and could be used to help increase the overall accuracy of a system of combined biometric modalities. The technical approach for this research project included three major phases Analysis, Design and Development, and Final Evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE