IEEE Leadership Seminar: Next-Generation Identity Assurance for Mobile Environments
Friday, October 18, 2019
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
2168 AV Williams
301 405 4471
Next-Generation Identity Assurance for Mobile Environments
Dr. Sarbari Gupta,
President and CEO of Electrosoft
Abstract: Traditional identity authentication models are limited to one-, two- or three-factor authentication - something you know (e.g., password), something you have (e.g., token or cryptographic key) and something you are (e.g., biometric). Mobile computing platforms offer a range of reliable data from biometric and context-related sensors that may be used to authenticate the device user. This session will discuss how such capabilities can be leveraged to implement innovative authentication models that outpace the three-factor approach.
Bio: Sarbari founded Electrosoft, an IT professional services government contracting firm specializing in cybersecurity, in 2001. At Electrosoft, she serves as the President and CEO, responsible for establishing corporate strategy and vision, shaping corporate culture and cultivating business relationships. She’s a prolific author and speaker with many technical papers, presentations and book chapters to her credit as well as four patents. She holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UMCP; B.Tech. degree from IIT Kharagpur, India; and CISSP and CISA certifications. She volunteers her time to support STEM education and mentoring through the INMED Partnerships for Children, RESET and the WIT and GIT Mentor-Protégé Programs. Her recent awards include the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT, Kharagpur; the 2019 Stellar Award from US Women’s Chamber of Commerce; and the 2018 Minority Business Leader Award from the Washington Business Journal.