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Keystroke Analysis as a Method of Advanced User Authentication and

Haskell-Dowland PS (Dowland PS), Furnell SM, Papadaki M
Proceedings of IFIP/SEC 2002 - 17th International Conference on Information
Security, Cairo, Egypt, 7-9 May, pp215-226, 2002

There has been significant interest in the area of keystroke analysis to support the authentication of users, and previous research has identified three discrete methods of application; static, periodic dynamic and continuous dynamic analysis. This paper summarises the approaches and metrics arising from previous work, and then proceeds to introduce a new variation, based upon application-specific keystroke analysis. The discussion also considers the use of keystroke analysis as a progressive, escalating response measure in the context of a comprehensive user authentication and supervision system, presenting an example of how this could be realised in practice.

Haskell-Dowland PS (Dowland PS), Furnell SM, Papadaki M