Biometrics For Dummies by Peter Gregory

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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 usedThe many vulnerabilities of biometric systems and how to guard against themHow various countries are handling the privacy issues and what can be done to protect citizens’ privacyHow a scan of the palm, veins in the hand, and sonar imagery establish identityWhat it takes to fully authenticate a signatureHow gait, speech, linguistic analysis, and other types of biometric identification come into playThe criteria for setting up an implementation planHow 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!

 

About Peter Gregory

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Shon Harris, CISSP, MCSE, is the president of Logical Security, an IT security consulting and training company. Harris is the bestselling author of three editions of CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide. She was also recognized as one of the top 25 women in the information security field by Information Security magazine.
 
Published January 26, 2010 by For Dummies. 292 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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