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ALSO CALLED: Biometry
DEFINITION: Biometric verification is any means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits. Unique identifiers include fingerprints, hand geometry, earlobe geometry, retina and iris patterns, voice waves, DNA, and signatures. The oldest form of biometric verification is fingerprinting. Historians have found examples of thumbprints being used as a means  … 
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Beyond Passwords & Outdated Physical Access Systems
sponsored by Entrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn why passwords and traditional physical access systems are simply inefficient in this day and age and discover how smart credentials are a vital component of your physical and logical access security strategy.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Entrust, Inc.

America's Quest for IPv6 - Part I: A Business Perspective
sponsored by Command Information
WHITE PAPER: This paper emphasizes that American organizations must adopt IPv6 today and describes the features and functions that will keep them competitive on the global stage.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 09 Jun 2008

Command Information

The 2008 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study
sponsored by ISC2
WHITE PAPER: Information security professionals are facing a growing amount of pressure. This survey provides detailed insight into the important trends and opportunities emerging in the information security profession worldwide.
Posted: 03 Jun 2008 | Published: 03 Jun 2008

ISC2

2006 Global Information Security Workforce Study
sponsored by ISC2
WHITE PAPER: Topics covered in the survey range from the amount of information security education and training received to the value of certifications to new areas where additional training is required.
Posted: 28 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

ISC2

Solving the Weakest Link in Network Security: Passwords
sponsored by DigitalPersona
WHITE PAPER: This paper proposes improving security and authentication by using biometrics. Included are real stories demonstrating how this approach solves the password management nightmare, addresses compliance regulations and eliminates password costs.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

DigitalPersona
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BIOMETRICS DEFINITION (continued): …  of unique identification on clay seals in ancient China. Biometric verification has advanced considerably with the advent of computerized databases and the digitization of analog data, allowing for almost instantaneous personal identification.Iris-pattern and retina-pattern authentication methods are already employed in some bank automatic teller machines. Voice waveform recognition, a method of verification that has been used for many years with tape recordings in telephone wiretaps, is now being used for access to proprietary databanks in research facilities. Facial-recognition technology has … 
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