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Using biometrics to prevent identity theft

Today's technology can change in the blink of an eye. Cybersecurity is at the forefront of these advancements, but even our most sophisticated security systems are susceptible to hacking. Cyber criminals can attack a personal computer or a multimillion-dollar network.

Dr. Oleg Komogortsev, assistant professor of computer science, tackles this growing problem with ocular biometrics that could revolutionize cybersecurity. His research focuses on the unique movements of a person’s eyes, a biometric that can’t be forged. Backed by a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, Komogortsev’s discoveries could safeguard our nation and others around the world.

Cyber crime statistics

  • Someone is a victim of a cyber crime every 10 seconds
  • 90% of U.S. companies say they’ve been hacked
  • 65% of global internet users have been victims of cyber crime
  • 75 million scam e-mails are sent every day
  • Predicted to become the #1 threat to the United States

Sources: U.S. Senate and FCC Encyclopedia

Rising Star - Dr. Oleg Komogortsev

Dr. komogortsev

Dr. Oleg Komogortsev is the associate professor of computer science at Texas State University.

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