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Biometrics: Identity Verification in a Networked World

ISBN: 978-0-471-09945-1
320 pages
April 2002
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An insight into the biometric industry and the steps for successful deployment

Biometrics technologies verify identity through characteristics such as fingerprints, voices, and faces. By providing increased security and convenience, biometrics have begun to see widespread deployment in network, e-commerce, and retail applications. This book provides in-depth analysis of biometrics as a solution for authenticating employees and customers. Leading authority, Samir Nanavati explores privacy, security, accuracy, system design, user perceptions, and lessons learned in biometric deployments. He also assesses the real-world strengths and weaknesses of leading biometric technologies: finger-scan, iris-scan, facial-scan, voice-scan, and signature-scan. This accessible book is a necessary step in understanding and implementing biometrics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

PART 1: BIOMETRIC FUNDAMENTALS.

Why Biometrics?

Key Biometric Terms and Processes.

Accuracy in Biometric Systems.

PART 2: LEADING BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Finger-Scan.

Facial-Scan.

Iris-Scan.

Voice-Scan.

Other Physiological Biometrics.

Other Leading Behavioral Biometrics.

PART 3: BIOMETRIC APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS.

Categorizing Biometric Applications.

Citizen-Facing Applications.

Employee-Facing Applications.

Customer-Facing Applications.

Biometric Vertical Markets.

PART 4: PRIVACY AND STANDARDS IN BIOMETRIC SYSTEM DESIGN.

Assessing the Privacy Risks of Biometrics.

Designing Privacy-Sympathetic Biometric Systems.

Biometric Standards.

Index.
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Author Information

SAMIR NANAVATI is a founding partner of International Biometric Group, LLC, a biometric consulting and integration firm cofounded in 1996. Mr. Nanavati is cited frequently by several leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, the New York Times, and The Industry Standard. He is also the author of fourteen analyses on the state of the biometric industry.
MICHAEL THIEME is a Senior Consultant with International Biometric Group. He has written extensively on a variety of biometric topics including IT security, deployment issues, and privacy. Mr. Thieme served on the Biometric Interoperability Subcommittee of the GSA Smart Access project and is also a member of the ANSI NIST B10.8 Biometric Subcommittee as well as a founder of the BioPrivacy Initiative.
RAJ NANAVATI is a cofounding partner at International Biometric Group, LLC. He lectures extensively on the technical, business, and policy issues associated with using biometrics. He has been quoted extensively in major media publications, including the New York Times, and has been featured on National Public Radio. He has also submitted testimony on biometrics to Congress.
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Reviews

“…particularly relevant…questions are raised and useful answers given…the material is extensive…substantial and well-researched material…” (Computer Bulletin, May 2003)
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