Innovation and adaptation of authentication technologies for secure digital environment
Project Period: 3/2018 – 2/2020
Investor: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Principal investigators: David Šmahel, Václav Matyáš
Cooperating Organization: AHEAD iTec, s.r.o.
Researchers: David Šmahel, Lenka Dedkova, Martina Šmahelová, Lenka Knapová
The project focuses on researching the user-friendliness of selected authentication methods, specifically for verifying a person’s identity in digital communication. The authentication serves as clear-cut identification for the user with regard to the platform they access. An example of this, which we will use in our project, is the authentication for internet banking via a mobile device.
The project is focused on the development and modification of selected authentication methods based on user evaluations, and it aims to develop a method that will be safe, perceived as safe, and as user-friendly as possible.
The examined authentication methods involve:
- Authentication via a numeric code
- Authentication via a hardware token
- Authentication via an identification card with a chip
- Authentication via selected biometrics – face recognition or fingerprint recognition
Technical report in Czech and English
AHEAD iTec Workshop: New trends in combining high security and user experience of mobile applications
In-Depth User Evaluation of mBanking Authentication Application NFC Token vs. Card-Reader: A Large-Scale Study of Preferences in Smartphone Authentication IDport Mark: secure and user-friendly transaction authorization
Cyberspace 2019 Presentation (Usable Security & Privacy Track)