Second Gupta Cyber Professor in Six Months Awarded Patent
Date 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
“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
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."