Refugee Identity Crisis and the Role of Biometrics

Biometrics to ease the refugee’s management and enhance the security of the border control system.

The protracted Syrian civil war has caused one of the “biggest refugee and migration crises since World War II” as said by U.N. General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon. As a result, nearly 12 million Syrians, equivalent to half of the Syrian population, have fled their homes. European countries have wrestled with its immigration policies on whether…

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How to Evaluate the Accuracy of a Biometric Modality?

With many biometric modalities available such as fingerprint or iris recognition, it is critical for users to assess their accuracy before implementing

Biometrics is a means of identifying and verifying people identity based on physiological characteristics. The core value of a biometric system depends on its ability to correctly accept or reject an individual identity. In other words, accuracy is the criteria to assess the reliability of a biometric modality. The accuracy of a biometric modality is…

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Biometrics to Boost Port Security

Biometrics to Boost Port Security

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimated that 9.8 billion tons of goods are carried by sea in 2014, around 80 percent of the world’s trade. With that high trading volume, seaborne shipments have become the target of many sabotages and terrorism. Besides, ports are inherently very vulnerable to criminal attacks due…

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Utilizing Iris Biometrics for Animal Identification

Utilizing Iris Biometrics for Animal Identification

Cattle identification and trace-ability are important to control disease and maintain consumer confidence in farm products. In North America, cattle identification, such as hot branding (or mark/ tattoo) has been used extensively to show the ownership of cattle and to manage the herd for production, health and breeding decisions. However, these traditional methods for marking…

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Biometric identification Boosting Automotive Security

Biometric identification Boosting Automotive Security

Today’s vehicles are highly complex in terms of both features and user interfaces. Biometric identification system is an effective solution to personalize vehicles for each driver and allow him to access to confidential information stored in the vehicle’s database. Utilizing advanced biometric technology, biometric driver identification optimizes the settings of the vehicle’s active driver assistance…

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How Can Biometrics Boost Healthcare Security?

How Can Biometrics Boost Healthcare Security

Many consumers have become acquainted with biometric security measures recent years. Although it was once considered the realm of science fiction, biometric technologies are now being considered by industries like banking and health care, as a way to meet the dual demands of data security and physical security. The privacy and security of health records…

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Can Multimodal Biometrics Strengthen Online Banking Security?

Multimodal biometric systems have been proven to be very effective in protecting information and resources in banking applications

In the ever changing world of technology, the banking and financial services sector has seen a tremendous shift in the way these services are now being catered to retail and corporate customers. With the millions of dollars being spent by organizations on online services, the online banking and financial services sector become a critical infrastructure…

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Biometric Access Control – Can Iris Biometric Enhance Better Security?

Biometric access control, especially iris, has become a common component in the commercial access control landscape.

The Significance of Biometric Access Control Security issues seem to be one of the most important problems of contemporary computer science. One of the most important branches of security is identification of users. Identification may be required for access control to buildings, rooms, devices or information. The basic aim of identification is to make it…

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Biometric Attendance System: Iris versa Fingerprint

Biometric attendance system is becoming more popular with many benefits such as: eliminating time theft & establishing security access.

Benefits of Biometric Attendance System Biometric attendance used to record employee’s start and end times, is popular in organizations where security is an issue or where employees might falsely record time worked. Because biometric technology is more costly than other forms of time clock identification, it is important to evaluate the return on investment biometric…

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Biometric Identification – An Efficient Weapon against Frauds in Insurance Industry

Biometric Identification – An Efficient Weapon against Frauds in Insurance Industry

With the proliferation of online channels, consumer conveniences and even continuous developed tactics of fraudsters, deploying some degree of biometric technology will become a competitive necessity. As the insurance industry continues to expand consumer services because of e-commerce and m-commerce, there is no doubt that new applications of biometrics will come about. Given insurers’ focusing…

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