Biometrics in the New World

The Cloud, Mobile Technology and Pervasive Identity

Authors: Ashbourn, Julian

  • Shifts the discussion into the new and burgeoning areas of cloud computing, federated ID and the use of personal devices for business or civic use
  • Addresses the broader societal position with respect to identity management and biometrics being used across geographic and legislative boundaries
  • Highlights the assumptions which still persist with regard to the use of biometric technology, explaining how to dispel such assumptions and move towards a robust operation
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About this Textbook

This book takes a fresh look at biometrics and identity management, extending the dialogue beyond technical considerations, and exploring some of the broader societal and philosophical aspects surrounding the use of biometric applications. 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; 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, covering issues of privacy and user factors; reviews the current situation in identity management, and predicts where these trends may take us in the future.

About the authors

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 titles Guide to Biometrics for Large-Scale Systems, Practical Biometrics, and BANTAM User Guide.

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“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)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-04158-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34687-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biometrics in the New World
Book Subtitle
The Cloud, Mobile Technology and Pervasive Identity
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04159-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04159-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04158-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34687-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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