The Implications of a Connected Society on Identity Protection and Privacy:
What’s in Your “Cyber” Wallet
4:00 p.m. - CIS 1008
People are increasingly dependent upon smart technologies that continue to grow in sophistication and have allowed the world to become more connected than ever before. Innovative thinkers are constantly seeking new ways to advance the use of these technologies as they are capable of collecting, storing, processing, and sharing large quantities of data. And chances are, the data that is collected and shared will never be erased. In this talk, we will take a brief tour through the “cyber” wallet of personally identifiable digital attributes—also referred to as digital dust—and show how they may be used to provide an enhanced view of your identity! Further, advancements in biometrics technologies commonly used for authentication and access control with a connection to Wilmington connection will be highlighted. In the end, this talk is intended to lead the audience to ponder the broad implications of a connected society on identity protection and privacy. Now, “what’s in your cyber wallet?”.
Dr. Michael King is a Research Scientist at Florida Institute of Technology’s Harris Institute for Assured Information and holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and Cyber Security. Prior to joining academia, Dr. King served 10+ years as a scientific research/program management professional in the United States Intelligence Community. While in government, Dr. King created, directed, and managed research portfolios covering a broad range of topics related to biometrics and identity to include: advanced exploitation algorithm development, advanced sensors and acquisition systems, and computational imaging. He crafted and led the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s (IARPA) Biometric Exploitation Science and Technology (BEST) Program to successfully transition technology deliverables to several Government organizations. Recognized as an expert in biometrics and identity intelligence, he has been invited to brief the Director of National Intelligence, Congressional staffers and science advisers, Defense Science Board, Army Science Board, and Intelligence Science Board. He also served as Intelligence Community Department Lead to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management (2005 - 2012). Dr. King received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2001 and has research interests in the areas of biometrics, cyber identity, and machine learning.