Patent Number: 8,793,761

Title: Cognitive pattern recognition for computer-based security access

Abstract: Implementing security access includes receiving a request to perform an activity over a network and administering a cognitive test responsive to the request that includes a set of images and an instruction to identify a cognitive pattern in the set of images. Implementing the security access also includes processing results of the cognitive test, and executing the activity when it is determined from the processing that the cognitive test has been successfully completed.

Inventors: Chow; Stephen Y. (Dallas, TX), Miller; Grant D. (Arvada, CO), Nassar; Nader M. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Newhook; Richard J. (West Chester, PA), Walls; Erich D. (Valparaiso, IN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018