Identity Management with Biometrics

By Lisa Bock
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    Section 1 –Understanding Biometric Authentication
About this book

Biometric technologies provide a variety of robust and convenient methods to securely identify and authenticate an individual. Unlike a password or smart card, biometrics can identify an attribute that is not only unique to an individual, but also eliminates any possibility of duplication. Identity Management with Biometrics is a solid introduction for anyone who wants to explore biometric techniques, such as fingerprint, iris, voice, palm print, and facial recognition.

Starting with an overview of biometrics, you’ll learn the various uses and applications of biometrics in fintech, buildings, border control, and many other fields. You’ll understand the characteristics of an optimal biometric system and then review different types of errors and discover the benefits of multi-factor authentication. You’ll also get to grips with analyzing a biometric system for usability and accuracy and understand the process of implementation, testing, and deployment, along with addressing privacy concerns. The book outlines the importance of protecting biometric data by using encryption and shows you which factors to consider and how to analyze them before investing in biometric technologies.

By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with a variety of recognition processes and be able to make the right decisions when implementing biometric technologies.

Publication date:
October 2020
Publisher
Packt
Pages
368
ISBN
9781838988388

 

Section 1 –Understanding Biometric Authentication

In this section, we’ll learn the various uses of and locations where biometrics are employed, and explore their use on mobile devices. We’ll also review the characteristics of an optimal biometric, compare advantages and modalities, and learn about the different types of errors.

This part of the book comprises the following chapters:

About the Author
  • Lisa Bock

    Lisa Bock is an experienced author with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. She is a security ambassador with a broad range of IT skills and knowledge, including on Cisco Security, CyberOps, Wireshark, biometrics, ethical hacking, and IoT. Lisa is an author for LinkedIn Learning and an award-winning speaker who has presented at several national conferences. She holds an MS in computer information systems/information assurance from UMGC. Lisa was an associate professor in the IT department at Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA) from 2003 until her retirement in 2020. She is involved with various volunteer activities, and she and her husband Mike enjoy bike riding, watching movies, and traveling.

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