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Biometrics for Dummies

by Peter H. Gregory, Michael A. Simon
 

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What is biometrics? Whether you’re just curious about how biometrics can benefit society or you need to learn how to integrate biometrics with an existing security system in your organization, Biometrics For Dummies can help.

Here’s a friendly introduction to biometrics — the science of identifying humans based on unique physical

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What is biometrics? Whether you’re just curious about how biometrics can benefit society or you need to learn how to integrate biometrics with an existing security system in your organization, Biometrics For Dummies can help.

Here’s a friendly introduction to biometrics — the science of identifying humans based on unique physical characteristics. With the government’s use of biometrics — for example, biometric passport readers — and application of the technology for law enforcement, biometrics is growing more popular among security experts. Biometrics For Dummies explains biometric technology, explores biometrics policy and privacy issues with biometrics, and takes a look at where the science is heading. You’ll discover:

  • How pattern recognition and fingerprint recognition are used
  • The many vulnerabilities of biometric systems and how to guard against them
  • How various countries are handling the privacy issues and what can be done to protect citizens’ privacy
  • How a scan of the palm, veins in the hand, and sonar imagery establish identity
  • What it takes to fully authenticate a signature
  • How gait, speech, linguistic analysis, and other types of biometric identification come into play
  • The criteria for setting up an implementation plan
  • How to use authentication, authorization, and access principles

Written by a pair of security experts, Biometrics For Dummies gives you the basics in an easy-to-understand format that doesn’t scrimp on substance. You’ll get up to speed and enjoy getting there!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470292884
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,349,916
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Gregory, CISA, CISSP, is a security and risk manager for a financial services organization and the author of twenty books on security and technology.

Michael A. Simon is a security consultant with experience in the government, military, banking, nonprofit, law enforcement, healthcare, e-commerce, and telecommunications industries.

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