CORMORANT: Towards Continuous Risk-Aware Multi-Modal Cross-Device Authentication

TitleCORMORANT: Towards Continuous Risk-Aware Multi-Modal Cross-Device Authentication
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHintze, D, Findling, RD, Muaaz, M, Koch, E, Mayrhofer, R
Conference NameProceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp 2015)
Date Published09/2015
Conference LocationOsaka, Japan
ISBN Number978-1-4503-3575-1
Keywordsauthentication, biometrics, risk assessment

Nowadays, people own and carry an increasing number of mobile devices, such as smartphones and smartwatches. Since these devices store and provide access to sensitive in- formation, authentication is required to prevent unauthorized access. Widely used mechanisms like PIN and password, however, don’t scale well with the growing number of devices and interactions. We present the preliminary design of CORMORANT, an extensible, risk-aware, multi-modal, cross-device authentication framework that enables transparent continuous authentication using different biometrics across multiple trusted devices.