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Guide to Biometrics for Large-Scale Systems

Technological, Operational, and User-Related Factors

By Julian Ashbourn

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This book considers biometric technology in all its broad aspects, integrating the concept seamlessly into mainstream IT while discussing legal, political and societal factors, including the cultural attitudes and the societal impact of identity management.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-8572-9466-1
  • 216 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: April 11, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $69.95
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This book considers biometric technology in a broad light, integrating the concept seamlessly into mainstream IT, while discussing the cultural attitudes and the societal impact of identity management. Features: summarizes the material covered at the beginning of every chapter, and provides chapter-ending review questions and discussion points; reviews identity verification in nature, and early historical interest in anatomical measurement; provides an overview of biometric technology, presents a focus on biometric systems and true systems integration, examines the concept of identity management, and predicts future trends; investigates performance issues in biometric systems, the management and security of biometric data, and the impact of mobile devices on biometrics technology; explains the equivalence of performance across operational nodes, introducing the APEX system; considers the legal, political and societal factors of biometric technology, in addition to user psychology and other human factors.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Biometrics Revisited.
  3. Biometric Systems Defined.
  4. Identity Management.
  5. True Systems Integration.
  6. Performance Issues.
  7. Equivalence of Performance.
  8. Aligning Biometrics with Data.
  9. The Mobile World.
  10. Human Factors.
  11. The Politics.
  12. The Future.
  13. Epilogue.
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