Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture

Ravi Das

November 7, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 374 Pages - 28 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466592452 - CAT# K20563

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Features

  • Covers both physical and behavioral biometric technologies
  • Diagrams the processes and distinguishes between authentication, verification, and identification
  • Presents specific examples of localized and national implementations of biometric systems in the U.S. and other countries
  • Examines both the technology and the social implications of widespread biometric usage
  • Covers biometric technologies in the cloud, including security and privacy concerns

Summary

Most biometric books are either extraordinarily technical for technophiles or extremely elementary for the lay person. Striking a balance between the two, Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture is ideal for business, IT, or security managers that are faced with the task of making purchasing, migration, or adoption decisions. It brings biometrics down to an understandable level, so that you can immediately begin to implement the concepts discussed.

Exploring the technological and social implications of widespread biometric use, the book considers the science and technology behind biometrics as well as how it can be made more affordable for small and medium-sized business. It also presents the results of recent research on how the principles of cryptography can make biometrics more secure.

Covering biometric technologies in the cloud, including security and privacy concerns, the book includes a chapter that serves as a "how-to manual" on procuring and deploying any type of biometric system. It also includes specific examples and case studies of actual biometric deployments of localized and national implementations in the U.S. and other countries.

The book provides readers with a technical background on the various biometric technologies and how they work. Examining optimal application in various settings and their respective strengths and weaknesses, it considers ease of use, false positives and negatives, and privacy and security issues. It also covers emerging applications such as biocryptography.

Although the text can be understood by just about anybody, it is an ideal resource for corporate-level executives who are considering implementing biometric technologies in their organizations.