The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Biometric Authentication Methods Impact Enterprise Security

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Introduction Information security has become one of the biggest priorities to individuals as well as to enterprises. It has therefore become extremely important that anyone accessing confidential or classified information have the authority to do so. This essay investigates how biometric authentication methods impact enterprise security. This determination will be made by looking at whether or not biometric authentication methods are the best form of security for an enterprise. The advantages and disadvantages of biometric authentication methods will also be investigated to determine how the security of enterprises are impacted. Overview Since information security has become extremely important it is vital to ensure that information does not end up in the hands of an unauthorised person. Strict security measures need to be in place in order to control access. Typically there are two ways that a user can gain access to authorised information. Firstly, by looking at what you have or know and who you are (Du, BIOMETRICS: From fiction to practice, 2013) . The most commonly used way is…show more content…
Here it was used to identify children by using ink to print their fingerprints (Bhattacharyya, Ranjan, & Alisherov, 2009). Later on, in 1890 biometric authentication methods then resurfaced and was used to identify criminals by looking at their body structure and the sizes of certain parts (Bhattacharyya, Ranjan, & Alisherov, 2009). This method of identifying criminals was proven to give false information and therefore was no longer used (Bhattacharyya, Ranjan, & Alisherov, 2009). As years went by, signature biometric authentication methods were developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s but was not really used as a method of identifying people (Bhattacharyya, Ranjan, & Alisherov, 2009). As a result, fingerprinting was seen as the most common biometric authentication method (Bhattacharyya, Ranjan, & Alisherov,

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