Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems (Paperback)
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Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems (Paperback)

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Paperback 656 Pages / Published: 23/04/2007
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Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems is organized into nine parts composed of 30 chapters, including an extensive glossary of biometric terms and acronyms. It discusses the current state-of-the-art in biometric verification/authentication, identification and system design principles. It also provides a step-by-step discussion of how biometrics works; how biometric data in human beings can be collected and analyzed in a number of ways; how biometrics are currently being used as a method of personal identification in which people are recognized by their own unique corporal or behavioral characteristics; and how to create detailed menus for designing a biometric verification system. Only biometrics verification/authentication is based on the identification of an intrinsic part of a human being. Tokens, such as smart cards, magnetic stripe cards, and physical keys can be lost, stolen, or duplicated. Passwords can be forgotten, shared, or unintentionally observed by a third party. Forgotten passwords and lost "smart cards" are a nuisance for users and an expensive time-waster for system administrators. Biometric security solutions offer some unique advantages for identifying and verifying/ authenticating human beings over more traditional security methods. This book will serve to identify the various security applications biometrics can play a highly secure and specific role in.

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
ISBN: 9780750679671
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 1090 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 33 mm


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"This text would be extremely useful as a ready reference for a seasoned security professional or as a primer for a novice." "The author has struck a fine balance between the details and the big picture, and his book amply lives up to the desired purpose of the book." Security Management, Col. Kuljeet Singh, CPP

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