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Security Espresso 0x1b

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

Security Espresso 0x1b, the promise of biometrics as authentication meets the promise of Hollywood movie hacking. Find out whether biometrics are a secure substitute for passwords, and how movies are ruining security audits. RSVP here to save your front row spot on May 22, starting 18:30!


About the event

The first talk investigates the feasibility of implementing a biometric key derivation system without storing the private key. The proposed key derivation system derives a key from user biometrics (single or multiple) and uses that key as seed for RSA. The private key is never stored because it’s derived every time.

The key is as secure as the biometric data, thus the system is susceptible to spoofing. This is the first detailed study of a biometric key derivation system under spoofing conditions.

As the tech required for surveillance advances, it’s no wonder that state authorities push for a greater level of surveillance. On the other hand, public representatives pull for preserving privacy, and more tech is created to protect it. We’ll explore together the intersections of these tensions in current debates.

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:45 Lavinia Mihaela Dinca, Ph.D. – Biometric spoofing in the context of biometric key derivation
  • 19:45 – 20:00 Break
  • 20:00 20:45 Miriam Cihodariu – Surveillance vs Privacy in law debates
  • 20:45 – 21:30 Networking



RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Security Espresso 0x1b.



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Date: May 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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