Biometrics in the New World: The Cloud, Mobile Technology and Pervasive Identity by Julian AshbournBiometrics in the New World: The Cloud, Mobile Technology and Pervasive Identity by Julian Ashbourn

Biometrics in the New World: The Cloud, Mobile Technology and Pervasive Identity

byJulian Ashbourn

Hardcover | March 5, 2014

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Biometrics in the New Worldtakes a fresh look at biometrics and identity management within a fast-changing world.

The concept of biometric identity verification is revisited, including identity intelligence, federation and the use of third party infrastructure. Furthermore, the book examines some of the fundamentals of the technology which are often overlooked. However, the dialogue extends beyond technical considerations, and explores some of the broader societal and philosophical aspects surrounding the use of biometric applications, bringing this whole area into a new focus at a time.

Topics and features: presents a brief history of the development of biometrics, and describes some of the popularly held misconceptions surrounding the technology; investigates the challenges and possibilities of biometrics across third party infrastructures and on mobile computing devices; provides guidance on biometric systems design, stressing the importance of an end-to-end approach, together with the alignment with policy and operational procedures; explores the mechanisms necessary to enable identity intelligence, including logging mechanisms, data communications and data formats; discusses such usage issues as collaboration frameworks, and messaging and data translation; examines the impact of biometric technologies on society, for better and worse, covering issues of privacy and user factors; reviews the current situation in identity management and biometric technologies, and predicts where these trends may take us in the future.

This accessible and thought-provoking work is an essential guide for biometric systems integrators, professional consultancies, government agencies and other consumers of biometric technology. Academics interested in biometrics will also find the book to be a source of valuable insights, as will the casual reader.

Julian Ashbourn is an experienced and successful author on topics ranging from computer science and identity management through to geoscience and the natural sciences in general. His publications include the Springer titlesGuide to Biometrics for Large-Scale Systems,Practical Biometrics, andBANTAM User Guide.
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Title:Biometrics in the New World: The Cloud, Mobile Technology and Pervasive IdentityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pagesPublished:March 5, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319041584

ISBN - 13:9783319041582

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Table of Contents

Part I: An Introduction to Biometrics

A Technology Overview: What Are Biometrics and How Do They Work?

The Story So Far: How Biometrics Have Been Used To Date

Assumptions and Misconceptions: Dispelling Popular Myths

Part II: Application Issues

Biometrics in the Cloud: New Challenges for Identity Management

Mobile Biometrics: Challenges and Probabilities

Biometric Application Design: Application Design and Development Issues

Biometric Technology Issues: Existing Technical Challenges and Issues

Part III: Usage Issues

Identity Intelligence: Intelligence and Identity Management

Collaboration: International Coordination and Collaboration

Messaging: Ideas for Messaging and Data Translation

Managing a PKI: Ideas for Secure Collaboration

Part IV: Societal Issues

Biometrics in Society: Potential Benefits and Issues

Privacy and Biometrics: The Reality With Regards Personal Privacy

Ethics and Technology Usage: The Responsible Use of the Technology

Human Factors: Factors to Take Into Consideration

Part V: Today and Tomorrow

Implementation Issues: Getting Started with Biometrics

Futures: Likely Future Trends

Conclusions: Conclusions from this Work

Illustrations: Illustrations Appertaining to the Text

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"This book is a refreshing, timely review of the fundamentals of biometric technologies, which are often overlooked in the literature. . A valuable resource for a wide audience, especially graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals in biometrics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; informed general audiences." (C. Tappert, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)