Introduction - Biometric fundamentals – Biometric technologies – Biometrics vs
traditional techniques – Characteristics of a good biometric system – Benefits of
biometrics – Key biometric processes: verification, identification and biometric
matching – Performance measures in biometric systems.
Physiological Biometrics - Leading technologies: Finger-scan – Facial-scan – Irisscan – Voice-scan – components, working principles, competing technologies,
strengths and weaknesses – Other physiological biometrics: Hand-scan, Retinascan – components, working principles, competing technologies, strengths and
weaknesses – Automated fingerprint identification systems. Behavioural Biometrics:
Leading technologies: Signature-scan – Keystrokescan – components, working
principles, strengths and weaknesses.
Standards in Biometrics - Assessing the Privacy Risks of Biometrics – Designing
Privacy - Sympathetic Biometric Systems – Need for standards – different biometric
standards - Categorizing biometric applications.