Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Certifying Electronic Identity

Posted by Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew UniversityResponsive · Innovative Products and Technologies · Israel

Summary of the technology

Access Control & User Authentication
HLS & Civil: User authentication and access control protocol, for computers and computerized systems, based on memory of specific set of pictures
Project ID : 11-2006-120

Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Description of the technology

Secure password authentication schemes

Category

Homeland Security

Development Stage

Development completed; seeking for implementation and commercialization

Highlights

  • New protocol for certification of electronic identity
  • Protects against computer corruption by viruses and hacker activities
  • Successfully demonstrated capability to preventan impostor being accepted as user
  • Secure certification protocols for authentication, safe for use even over non-secure networks

Our Innovation

System uses pictures, pseudo words, or artificial grammar to establish a secret between the user and the computer.By testing user’s knowledge of the shared secret, program accepts the user only after the chance of imposture goes below a pre-set threshold.

Key Features

  • Protects electronic identity from eavesdropping, theft, and loss
  • Elevates level of secure protection by including additional image presentations in recognition procedure
  • Provides an alternativeto users needing multiple passwords in enterprises using several computer systems

The Opportunity

  • Attempts to corrupt computers with viruses and other hacker activities cost an estimated $14 billion in damages and lost productivity worldwide in 2003.

Project manager

Aviv Shoher
SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Project researchers

Daphna Weinshall
HUJI, School of Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science

Scott Kirkpatrick
HUJI, School of Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science

Related keywords

  • Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management
  • IT and Telematics Applications
  • Multimedia
  • Computers
  • Computer Graphics Related
  • Specialised Turnkey Systems
  • Scanning Related
  • Peripherals
  • Computer Services
  • Computer Software Market
  • Other Computer Related
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Cyber

About Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Technology Transfer Office from Israel

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. Founded in 1964 to protect and commercialize the Hebrew University’s intellectual property. Ranked among the top technology transfer companies, Yissum has registered over 8,900 patents covering 2,500 inventions; has licensed out 800 technologies and has spun-off 90 companies. Products that are based on Hebrew University technologies and were commercialized by Yissum generate today over $2 Billion in annual sales.

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