Open Workshop. Security-usability and biometric

28/09/2012 @ 06:30 – 10:00
IFI, Kristen Nygaards hus
Gaustadalléen 23
0373 Oslo

Presentations held in this workshop September 28 2012 :

Christophe Rosenberger: Biometrics for authentication, do we need it?

Audun Jøsang: Secure and Simple password management.

The goal of this workshop is to present the latest research from the project partners and to have a discussion on their fit with the current security challenges in eBusiness.


08.30 Registration.

08.50-09-00 Welcome. Introduction to the Lucidman project and partners, Petter Taugbøl, Project Manager

09.00-09.45 Biometrics for authentication, do we need it? Opportunities and limitations of biometric methods. Innovative concepts and demos from the latest achievements on biometric research  at GreyC, Prof. Christophe Rosenberger, GreyC


10.00- 10.45 Secure and Simple password management.The security usability research at IFI, Prof. Audun Jøsang, UiO/IFI 


11.00-11.45 The future of security research. Where are we, and where should we go? Applying business perspectives to security research can be both good and dangerous, especially if the customer is always right. Per Thorsheim, Security advisor, God Praksis

11.45-12.00: Conclusive remarks  and Sum-up.

Pr. Christophe Rosenberger , GREYC Research lab, Normandy – France
Christophe Rosenberger is professor in computer science at the ENSICAEN school of engineering in Caen – France and lead the “E-payment & Biometrics” research unit in the GREYC research lab. His activities concerns computer security and especially biometrics as an authentication method.

Dr Audun Jøsang, Institute of Informatics at UiO. Audun Jøsang joined Oslo University in 2008 and its Informatics Dep. in 2011. Prior to that he was Associate Professor at QUT, research leader of Security at DSTC in Brisbane. He has also been Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has a Master’s in Information Security from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a PhD from NTNU in Norway. He is a CISSP and CISM with broad knowledge and experience in information security.

Per Thorsheim, Security Advisor at God Praksis in Bergen, Norway.  Thorsheim is the organizer of the Passwords^(10-11-12) conferences in Norway, the first-ever conference focusing only on passwords and PIN codes. He got the worlds attention in June 2012 when he reported the hacking of Linkedin to the press. He currently holds the CISA & CISM certifications from ISACA and CISSP-ISSAP certifications from (ISC)2.

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