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Method and cognitive system for creating and updating “User E-mail Writing Profile”

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247047D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-29

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Abstract

A method and cognitive system that describe the technique, attributes, characteristics and patterns used for creating and updating unique “User E-mail Writing Profile”. The unique “User E-mail Writing profile” for example can be treated as the users biometric template and leverages machine learning, data mining, natural language processing and human-computer interaction pertaining to e-mail writing characteristics, attributes and patterns to provide higher degree of predictability and assurance based on anomaly and behavioral scoring system and thresholds that can be defined and modified on real time to detect the authenticity of the sender by the recipient.

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Problem Statement
o E-mail is by far the most popular and powerful business communications tool so it's not surprising that hackers would leverage this as a vector to pursue their fraudulent activities. A good example of these are Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) and spear phishing attacks in a B2B scenario.


o Crimes like these are typically successful as E-mails from known correspondent E-mail accounts are typically trusted and usually no other controls are in place to verify the authenticity of the sender.

Core Idea
o The basic premise of the proposal is that each one of us writes E-mails differently. Each one of us have our own patterns, distinctive writing styles and topics that we write about.


o With this as our premise, the disclosure focuses on the method and system that describe the technique

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o The base characteristics that will be used to create the patterns and profile will based on the way a user writes an E-mail such as: contextual

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o The users can build machine learning systems that can use this "User E

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validate sender e-mail authenticity in B2B, B2C and G2C environments and transactions.


o The various characteristics will be used to create the "User E

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                                                              are "trained" from a set of vetted user E-mails using various techniques depending on the characteristicsinvolved.

These techniques can be any training method suitable to the base characteristics such probability/frequency analysis, averages, machine learning, and any other statistical technique.

Novelty
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