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Transparent User Authentication

Biometrics, RFID and Behavioural Profiling

Authors: Clarke, Nathan

  • Examines the problem of user authentication from a completely new and groundbreaking viewpoint
  • Introduces novel behavioural biometrics techniques, not covered by any other book
  • Discusses both theoretical underpinnings of biometric technologies, and practical considerations for the design of such systems
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About this book

No existing user-authentication approaches provide universally strong user authentication, while also taking into account the human factors of good security design. A reevaluation is therefore vitally necessary to ensure user authentication is relevant, usable, secure and ubiquitous.

This groundbreaking text/reference examines the problem of user authentication from a completely new viewpoint. Rather than describing the requirements, technologies and implementation issues of designing point-of-entry authentication, the book introduces and investigates the technological requirements of implementing transparent user authentication – where authentication credentials are captured during a user’s normal interaction with a system. This approach would transform user authentication from a binary point-of-entry decision to a continuous identity confidence measure.

Topics and features:

  • Discusses the need for user authentication, identifying current thinking and why it falls short of providing real and effective levels of information security
  • Reviews existing authentication approaches, providing an in-depth analysis of how each operates
  • Introduces novel behavioural biometrics techniques, such as keystroke analysis, behavioural profiling, and handwriting recognition
  • Examines the wider system-specific issues with designing large-scale multimodal authentication systems
  • Concludes with a look to the future of user authentication, what the technological landscape might look like, and the effects upon the people using these systems

This unique work is essential reading for all researchers interested in user authentication, biometric systems and behavioural profiling. Postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of computer science will also benefit from the detailed coverage of the theory of authentication in general, and of transparent authentication in particular.

Dr. Nathan Clarke is an Associate Professor of Information Security and Digital Forensics at the University of Plymouth, U.K., and an Adjunct Associate Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is worth reading. … Clarke provides an architectural description with many tradeoffs that may help in building such a system. This book, with its clear focus on transparent authentication, brings together a lot of ideas and insights.” (A. Mariën, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2012)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Current Use of User Authentication

    Clarke, Nathan

    Pages 3-24

  • The Evolving Technological Landscape

    Clarke, Nathan

    Pages 25-43

  • What Is Really Being Achieved with User Authentication?

    Clarke, Nathan

    Pages 45-58

  • Intrusive Authentication Approaches

    Clarke, Nathan

    Pages 61-110

  • Transparent Techniques

    Clarke, Nathan

    Pages 111-149

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-85729-805-8
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-85729-804-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6011-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transparent User Authentication
Book Subtitle
Biometrics, RFID and Behavioural Profiling
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-805-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-805-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-804-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6011-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 229
Topics