Biometrics: The Ultimate Identifier

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Biometrics: The Ultimate Identifier

  1. 1. Friday, October 25, 2013 Biometrics: The Ultimate Identifier This document is confidential and is intended solely for the use and information of the client to whom it is addressed. Lightning Talk: Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference
  2. 2. 1 Highlights  Introduction  What are Biometrics  How Are They Used  Engineering Influence  Future of Biometrics  Questions and References
  3. 3. 2 Introduction  Stephanie Salas-Snyder – Human Factors Engineer at Booz Allen for 5 years – SWE Member for 8 years – South Ohio Section  Alrue Callands – Information Security Specialist at Booz Allen for 6 years – SWE Member for 3 years – Baltimore Washington Section  Booz Allen Hamilton – Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 23,000 people. – Booz Allen Hamilton has the experience, knowledge, and capabilities in the Biometrics field—technology, strategy policy, research, standardization—to deliver the most effective solutions for our clients – For over a decade, Booz Allen’s high standing as a business and an employer has been recognized by dozens of organizations and publications, including Fortune, Working Mother, G.I. Jobs, and DiversityInc. – Supports SWE as a Corporate Sponsor, Corporate Partnership Council Member, volunteers at the local, regional and Society level though dedicated employees.
  4. 4. 3 What Are Biometrics  Biometrics – A measurable biological and behavioral characteristic that can be used for automated recognition – Two-way authentication method  Examples – Fingerprints – Iris recognition – Face recognition – Voice recognition – Keystroke recognition – Gait recognition
  5. 5. 4 How Are Biometrics Used  Biometrics applications consist of – Physical and logical access control panels – Smart cards – Smart phones – Passports  Privacy Concerns  Prevents – Identity theft – Unauthorized access  Assist with – Criminal investigations – Security
  6. 6. 5 How Does Engineering Influence The Design Of Biometrics?  User-centric design – Develop a task analysis – Intuitive user interface  Decision algorithms – Computer programming – Biometrics system testing and evaluation  Systems Engineering approach – Consider all elements of the system  User  Operator  Biometric System  Environment
  7. 7. 6 Future Of Biometrics  Next generation Biometric identification  DNA Biometrics  Identity management  Information exchange  iPhone 5s – just the beginning
  8. 8. 7 References For more information about the Booz Allen Capability Offerings in the area of Biometrics and Integrated Identity please visit: http://www.boozallen.com/biometrics Also download the Booz Allen Biometrics Slick Sheet and Biometric Opportunities Map on the SWE website 1. http://www.planetbiometrics.com/technology-news/ 2. IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional Learning System (2010) 3. Human Factors Engineering of Software User Interfaces (HFES 200) 4. http://www.biometrics.org/standards.php
  9. 9. 8 QUESTIONS? Contact Us Visit us at the Booz Allen Booth #444 http://www.boozallen.com/biometrics

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