Who Goes There?: Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy

Who Goes There?: Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy

by Stephen T. Kent, National Research Council
     
 

Who Goes There?: Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy explores authentication technologies (passwords, PKI, biometrics, etc.) and their implications for the privacy of the individuals being authenticated. As authentication becomes ever more ubiquitous, understanding its interplay with privacy is vital. The report examines numerous concepts, includingSee more details below

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Who Goes There?: Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy explores authentication technologies (passwords, PKI, biometrics, etc.) and their implications for the privacy of the individuals being authenticated. As authentication becomes ever more ubiquitous, understanding its interplay with privacy is vital. The report examines numerous concepts, including authentication, authorization, identification, privacy, and security. It provides a framework to guide thinking about these issues when deciding whether and how to use authentication in a particular context. The book explains how privacy is affected by system design decisions. It also describes government’s unique role in authentication and what this means for how government can use authentication with minimal invasions of privacy. In addition, Who Goes There? outlines usability and security considerations and provides a primer on privacy law and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309088961
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
09/22/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction and overview16
2Authentication in the abstract33
3Privacy challenges in authentication systems55
4Security and usability80
5Authentication technologies104
6Authentication, privacy, and the roles of government138
7A toolkit for privacy in the context of authentication179
App. ABiographies of committee members and staff197
App. BBriefers to the study committee207
App. CSome key concepts209
What is CSTB?213

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