Biometric authentication: assuring access to information
In this paper biometric technology will be defined and then discussed as to how it will help the business world protect its information. Background will be given to show how identification and authentication have developed throughout the years and why another form of authorization needs to come to the forefront. There are reasons for higher security and biometric authentication will be shown to be the solution to answer this call. Biometric is a powerful way of deciding who can gain access to our most valuable systems in this volatile world. Factors will be uncovered about what can and will affect an identification system, which will lead us to the feasibility of implementing a biometric system. As one will see, biometric will not be the best choice for everyone. Already, parts of the Department of Defense community rely on this technology in order to maintain the integrity of their own systems. For the business world, it is critical that biometric be grasped now in order to do the same.