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Biometrics: Issues and Applications

Pramod Rao (Author) Sameer A. Zodgekar (Author)
Synopsis Something you have - A key or a token; something you know ? A password or a PIN; and something you are – Biometric.Biometrics is a method of identification and verification based on individual physical traits. Thus, one’s fingerprints, one’s face, one’s iris can all be biometric identifiers. Why Biometrics? Because, unlike a key or a token, a biometric identifier cannot be stolen or lost; it remains with an individual. Unlike a password or a PIN, it cannot be forgotten or hacked. It is an integral part of one’s biological make-up.Awareness and interest in biometric technologies increased after 9/11. Western countries were quick to enact legislation and install biometric systems at national borders and other sensitive areas. This frenzy in biometric installations made some individuals and groups uneasy. They were concerned about violation of privacy and possible misuse of biometrics. Besides applications in purely national security, biometric technologies are being used in other areas, too; for example, in payment systems and ATMs. The financial sector is embracing biometric technology enthusiastically. In India, the leading national and foreign banks are experimenting with biometric ATMs. The first section of this book describes the basics of biometric technology. It covers various technologies and then discusses the challenges in large-scale implementation of biometric identification techniques. The second section describes the applications of technology in such diverse fields as border security, passport, airport security, law enforcement, banks, payment system and ATMs. Because of the growing concerns over security and the promise biometric technology holds, it will soon become all pervasive.
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About the authors

Pramod Rao

Pramod Rao holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela. He has 35 years of varied industrial experience. He started his career with Voltas Ltd., where he worked in the marketing division for 18 years and held various senior managerial positions. For the next 17 years he co-founded and ran his own enterprises. He co-founded ‘Raaga Vacations', based at Connecticut, USA and 'BSO', based at Mumbai, India. These firms were involved in tourism marketing business. Later, he co-founded and was Managing Director of 'Glenridge Executives Center Pvt. Ltd.' at Bangalore which offered ready-to-use, fully furnished offices and allied services to MNCs, wanting to begin their operations at Bangalore. He currently heads Icfai Business School Research Centre, Pune.

Sameer A. Zodgekar

Sameer Zodgekar holds a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and an MBA in marketing management from University of Pune. He is currently working as a Consulting Editor at Icfai Business School Research Centre, Pune. Prior to joining Icfai, he served in the pharma industry for thirteen years. He worked with Glaxo Group, Alkem Group and Blue Cross Laboratories in various functional areas like manufacturing, sales and product management. He was also into international marketing for a brief period during his stint in Blue Cross, where he was responsible for managing brands in East Africa and Asia Pacific. His areas of interest are marketing, brand management, pharmacy and technology.

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Bibliographic information

Title Biometrics: Issues and Applications
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.10.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 813140885X
length 216p.