The combination of biometric data systems and biometric identification technologies creates the biometric security systems. The biometric security system is a lock and capture mechanism to control access to specific data. In order to access the biometric security system, an individual will need to provide their unique characteristics or traits which will be matched to a database in the system. If there is a match, the locking system will provide access to the data for the user. The locking and capturing system will activate and record information of users to accessed the data.
authentication, is the Logical Access Control to computer systems, where authenticity is normally established by confirming aclaimed identity with a secret password or PIN code.Traditional methods of confirming the identity of an unknown person rely either upon some secret knowledge (such as a PIN or password) or upon an object the person possesses (such as a key or card). But testing for secret knowledge or the possession of special objects can only confirm the knowledge or presence, and not, that the rightful owner is present. In fact, both could be stolen. Conversely, biometric technology is capable of establishing a much closer relationship between the user’s identity and a particular body, through its unique features or behavior. Biometric verification performs comparison of biometric template with the one it has on records.
I. Introduction Biometric identification is the determination of a person’s identity by recognition of some unique characteristic. There are many popular methods of biometric identification and they are rapidly being applied to computer security – access to a system can be limited to those with a biometric match to an authorized user listed on the system. Facial characteristics, fingerprints, hand geometry, retinal patterns, iris, signature, and voice are all possible candidates for biometric identification, as these characteristics are unique from person to person. Yet, all of these methods have specific advantages and disadvantages.
Biometrics authentication is highly reliable, because physical human characteristics are much more difficult to forge the security codes, passwords, hardware keys sensors, fast processing equipment and substantial memory capacity, so the system are costly. Biometric-based authentication occupied by varying applications such as, workstation and network access, single sign-on, application log on, data protection, remote access to resources, transaction security, and Web security. Moreover, a promise of e-commerce and egovernment can be achieved through the utilization of strong personal authentication procedures. Secure electronic banking, investment and other financial transactions, retail sales, law enforcement, health and social services are already benefiting from these technologies. Biometric technologies are expected to play a key role in personal authentication for large-scale enterprise network authentication environments, Point-of-Sale and the protection of applications.
Investigators usually follow a set of predefined procedures when given a case to work on. First they ensure that the device being examined cannot get contaminated in any way possible. To ensure this, they would create a digital copy of the device's storage media and store the device in question in a secure location to maintain the condition which they received it in. Forensics is then carried out on the image created. There are several different forensics applications and techniques used to examine the image retrieved from the device being examined to search unallocated disk space for data that could have been encrypted, damaged or deleted and for folders that are hidden.
Given that window of opportunity cybercriminals will try to obtain as much as they can. Second, attacks on mobile devices will grow significantly because of the upsurge in applications being downloaded on these devices. Finally, Voice-over IP (VoIP) will experience new sophisticated attacks because they contain over “100 common vulnerabilities and exposures” (27). Their counter security measures does not have adequate protection; therefore leaving VoIP defenseless to hackers. Works Cited The Internet Grows More Dangerous.
The world of Biometric Security Biometrics is methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic. Some of the features measured in biometrics identification that I will include in this paper are: fingerprints, retina, face, signature, and voice scans. Biometric technologies are quickly becoming the foundation for a large array of highly secure identification and personal verification techniques. As the level of security and transaction fraud increases, the need for more secure identification and personal verification technologies also increases. Biometric-based solutions can provide for confidential financial transactions and personal data privacy.
The inherent challenges of the security issue have become a top priority in every organization that makes use of information. Securing digital identities is getting more and more crucial. For authentication the usage of passwords is no longer sufficient because it faces most modern means of attacks and thus stronger authentication schemes are needed. Strong authentication solutions having two identification factors require often an additional device, which could be difficult for the user and costly for the service providers. In order to avoid the use of additional device, mobile phone is adopted as security token.
DBMS uses features such as encryption, authentication, authorization and views to provide security to the database. Encryption is when DBMS converts the data in a database to an unreadable format. No illegal person trying to access this information will be able to read it. Authorized users will be able to see it in normal form. Authentication is a technique in which the database officer can identify the person accessing the database.
Excessive and Unused privileges is when someone in the firm is granted database privileges that exceeds the requirement of their job function, these privileges may sometime be abused. A good example for Excess and Unused Privilege can be a University System Administrator who’s primary function is to maintain student information, but due to excessive privileges could potentially have access to modification of Student’s grades. Another example could be of an employee with access to human resources database access, leaving the organization i... ... middle of paper ... ... The use of portable devices are causing most of the organizations to deal with higher risk from hackers gaining access to sensitive data. Database are mainly targeted by attackers since it contains high volume of important and potentially critical data.