Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems


  • John Vacca, Renowned author of Computer and Information Security Handbook 2E ISBN: 9780123943972

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.
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CSO Security Managers, IT/computer security professionals, security consultants and IT and physical electronic security Ssystem designers. Security engineering designers, bioinformatics engineers, biometric developers, DoD and the various national research labs, various arms of DHS.


Book information

  • Published: March 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7967-1


"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." "Right from this book's introductory lines until the end, Vacca demonstrates his excellent acumen in expressing a complex subject is very accesible prose, making it easy to understand. " Security Management, Col. Kuljeet Singh, CPP

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview Of Biometrics Technology And Verification SystemsCHAPTER 1: What Is Biometrics?CHAPTER 2: Types Of Biometrics Technology And Verification SystemsCHAPTER 3: Biometrics Technology And Verification Systems StandardsPart 2: How Biometrics Eye Analysis Technology WorksCHAPTER 4: How Iris Pattern Recognition WorksCHAPTER 5: How Retina Pattern Recognition WorksPart 3: How Biometrics Facial Recognition Technology WorksCHAPTER 6: How Video Face Recognition WorksCHAPTER 7: How Facial Thermal Imaging In The Infrared Spectrum WorksPart 4: How Biometrics Finger Scanning Analysis Technology WorksCHAPTER 8: How Finger Image Capture WorksCHAPTER 9: How Fingerscanning Verification And Recognition WorksPart 5: How Biometrics Geometry Analysis Technology WorksCHAPTER 10: How Hand Geometry Image Technology WorksCHAPTER 11: How Finger Geometry Technology WorksPart 6: How Biometrics Verification Technology WorksCHAPTER 12: How Dynamic Signature Verification Technology WorksCHAPTER 13: How Voice Recognition Technology WorksCHAPTER 14: How Keystroke Dynamics Technology WorksCHAPTER 15: How Palm Print Pattern Recognition Technology WorksCHAPTER 16: How Vein Pattern Analysis Recognition Technology WorksCHAPTER 17: How Ear Shape Analysis Technology Works CHAPTER 18: How Body Odor And/Or Scent Analysis And Other Advanced Technology WorksCHAPTER 19: How DNA Measurement Technology WorksPart 7: How Privacy Enhanced Biometrics Based Verification/Authentication WorksCHAPTER 20: How Fingerprint Verification/Authentication Technology WorksCHAPTER 21: Vulnerable Points Of A Biometric Verification SystemCHAPTER 22: How Brute Force Attacks WorkCHAPTER 23: How Data Hiding Technology WorksCHAPTER 24: Image-Based Challenges/Response MethodsCHAPTER 25: How Cancelable Biometrics WorkPart 8: Large-Scale Implementation/Deployment Of Biometrics Technologies And Verification SystemsCHAPTER 26: Specialized Biometrics Enterprise DeploymentCHAPTER 27: How to Implement Biometrics Technology And Verification SystemsPart 9: Biometrics Solutions And Future DirectionsCHAPTER 28: How Mapping The Body Technology WorksCHAPTER 29: Selecting Biometric SolutionsCHAPTER 30: Biometric Benefits