Evening seminar of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS) on the Topic „Innovative Alternatives to Passwords“ Oct 26, 2010 in Zurich

Evening seminar of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS) on the Topic Innovative Alternatives to Passwords Oct 26, 2010 in Zurich
Evening seminar of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS) on the Topic Innovative Alternatives to Passwords Oct 26, 2010 in Zurich
Shortly after our appearance in the Innovation Sandbox Contest at RSA® Conference in February 2010, the president of the ISSS Dr. Dübendorfer invited us to present our application because it fits very well with the topic of „Innovative Alternatives to Passwords“.
On October 26th we went to Zurich to demonstrate our FabulaRosa to a broad clientele of computer scientists.
We had some aces up our sleeves; we were prepared to show our mobile version on an Android Smartphone in an online demonstration.
Our intention is not only to develop and show a really good password maker or password management system but also to have an application which fits on the requirements of security protocols in the near future.
We do not only want to have an „end product“ but rather we want to cover the whole process of authentication with many facets.
That is why we have already installed the following features:
The passwords are transferred disguised using a time-based stealth mode.
Furthermore there is a procedure to protect the user’s credentials.
The passwords can be converted to bar code.
The last feature is important for integrating smart phones into the authentication process. This authentication via smart phones is essential for the user, both in private or public spaces, whether using trustworthy or untrustworthy devices. However, at the evening event in Zurich a range of smartcards solutions have been presented and also one biometrical authentication method which have said to be alternatives to passwords. Besides our application there was only one application which sticks with the password authentication. We are both trying to overcome the well-known disadvantages of current passwords by using visualisation but the applications are very different. It was a very interesting evening because it was like „authentication in a nutshell“; all the information about advantages and disadvantages, about alternatives for passwords, and how secure they are and how to measure this were very useful.
While mingling at the event we came in contact with some people. But once again there is a lack of people who are interested to learn about our application in depth.
Maybe some more contacts will emerge after some time. Meanwhile we hope that a lot of people will find us on YouTube, see our presentation and become interested!
Link to the video presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSLM0wXk4Ms
Link to the Q & A – Session
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ICWzORULA&feature=related
Link to the slides:
10-Fabularosa-Ziske-ISSS-Abendseminar-Alternativen-zum-Passwort-2010.pdf
What is next for us?
First of all we are showing our application during the RSA® Conferences in February 2011. We are one of the exhibitors in the German Pavilion under the slogan „IT Security Made in Germany“.
Come and visit us from 14th until 17th February 2011 in the booth 1350-6 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
We are very excited because the RSA® Conference is going celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011.
We would like to enter once again the Innovation Sandbox by submitting a new application.
Meanwhile we want to submit for SC Magazine Technology Innovation Award,
maybe for the Info Security’s 7th Annual „Global Product Excellence“ Award as well for the Red Herring Europe and European Identity Award.
We still try to raise people’s awareness and we are still are looking for partners for cooperation in such areas as:
• Estimation of the market value of FABULAROSA
• Scientific consulting and mathematical estimation of the application
• Patenting