Secret credentials are indispensable in the Internet-driven life. Text passwords/PINs are still the most used form of secret credentials. Biometrics is being promoted for authenticating the digital identity of the humans with text passwords/PIN as a fallback system. Text passwords seem insufficient but are not harmful.
Biometrics is insufficient and appears to be harmful in terms of data breach/stealing and spoofing. What can be a viable solution in this crisis situation?
Debesh Choudhury rejoins me on the Tech Talks Daly Podcast. Debesh is a hardcore researcher and innovator with 24+ years of hands-on experience in defense research and information security. He also got 16+ years of experience in teaching electronics and communication engineering in the higher education arena.
Besides having a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, he also enjoyed his two years postdoctoral stint at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan. Debesh was fortunate to have collaborated with celebrated American Scientist late Prof. H. John Caulfield. In 2011, they invented a new direction “Artificial Color Perception using Microwaves.”
Debesh worked on 3D shape sensing and recognition for quite some time. His method paved down a way for 3D human face recognition. He also developed an asymmetric cryptosystem for a privacy protected biometric security.
Since leakage of biometric databases can cause permanent damage to the citizens’ privacy and security, and also biometrics is less reliable
than text passwords, Debesh and a group of researchers are proposing to have a sustainable digital identity platform using a non-text graphical password system.
Debesh has formed a LinkedIn group “Identity Crisis: The Future of Password Security” to critically explore the field and find a sustainable identity solution.
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