Abstract: The talk comments on the current state of research on employing Brain Computer Interfaces for user authentication, with a particular focus on the feasibility of using cheap gaming headsets in this context. We also describe how BCI could serve as a subliminal channel out of the brain.

Biography: Dieter Gollmann received his Dipl.-Ing. in Engineering Mathematics (1979) and Dr.tech. (1984) from the University of Linz, Austria, where he was a research assistant in the Department for System Science.

He was a Lecturer in Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, and later a scientific assistant at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he was awarded the ‘venia legendi’ for Computer Science in 1991. He rejoined Royal Holloway in 1990, where he was the first Course Director of the MSc in Information Security. He moved to Microsoft Research in Cambridge in 1998. In 2003, he took the chair for Security in Distributed Applications at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.