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Ismail Guneydas

Second Gupta Cyber Professor in Six Months Awarded Patent


Guneydas and studentsDate published: Feb. 21, 2020

Ismail Guneydas, an adjunct instructor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Cybersecurity program, has recently been awarded a U.S. patent — the second U.S. patent received by a Cybersecurity faculty member in UD’s Cybersecurity program in a 6-month period.

Officially listed as U.S. Patent No. 20,190,251,052, “USB Baiting Method and Design,” Guneydas’ patent is a method for training personnel that provides a lure device, including a unique lure device identifier; provides a data-gathering application to read files and registry entries from a first network-attached computer; recognizes a plug-in event when the lure device is connected to the first network-attached computer; and associates a user with the first network-attached computer. 

A system includes a lure device including a unique lure device identifier; a first network-attached computer configured to generate a registry entry when the lure device is connected to the first network-attached computer; a data-gathering application configured to determine an identity of the first network-attached computer and to read the registry entry and the lure device identifier on the first network-attached computer; and a reporting application configured to associate a user with the first network-attached computer.

Guneydas and family“The method I invented is 65% more efficient than any other cybersecurity awareness campaigns,” said Guneydas. “I combined my knowledge in digital forensics and red team to invent the new method.”

The patent was granted recently, but Guneydas actually did the work a few years ago while working at the $50 billion consumer product company Kimberly Clark. 

“I became the only person with a security patent in a 140-year-old company,” said Guneydas.

Currently Ismail works at Tesla and leads cyber advisory and assurance.

"Congratulations to Ismail on the success of this patent,” said Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Sandra Blanke, Ph.D., CISSP, CRISC. “His professionalism and his technical and digital forensics expertise enable him to create, use and explain complex technologies, applications and their use in his University of Dallas Digital Forensics classrooms. We are extremely proud Ismail is a member of our University of Dallas cybersecurity professor team."

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