Oct 30th 2016

Biometric Technologies: Identification for the Future (Canvas net)

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Biometric technologies are the science of detecting and recognising human characteristics using technologies that measure and analyse individual biological data. The way we are genetically composed, creates identifiable traits that can uniquely represent us as individuals. Just as DNA can be used to identify individuals except for identical twins, some biometric traits such as fingerprints and iris prints are distinctive even among identical twins.

Current antiquated mechanisms such as keys, passes, tokens, passwords, PIN’s and secret questions are easily stolen and shared however biometrics is the method of identifying a person based on their distinctive physiological or behavioural characteristics and these attributes cannot be shared, misplaced or forgotten. Into the future, it is becoming increasingly important to have confidence in secure authentication of electronically stored information. As once our identity has been exploited, it could be used by an unauthorised person for fraudulent activities.

The course requires 3 – 4 hours of study each week and is self-paced over four-weeks. It provides video lectures with interactive Zaption activities, interactive PDF’s and weekly discussion forums. These activities provide you with an understanding of the operational effectiveness of biometric modalities and the systems used to collect and store biometric data and information. You also develop an appreciation of the important aspects associated with confidentiality, privacy, legislation and the standards that apply to the biometric industry. With further insights into biometric concepts being provided by guest speakers throughout the course and participants also virtually attend the 2014 Canberra Biometrics Institute Showcase, to learn more about the future of biometrics from industry specialists. After successful completion of the course you will be emailed your Certificate of Participation from the instructor.

The topics covered include:

Week 1: Biometric Technology

Week 2: Biometric Modalities

Week 3: Biometrics in Action

Week 4: Biometrics into the