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"Ephemeral" Biometrics



I do not like biometric idea at all, because we can change password, but how can I change biometric measurements in the moment, something goes wrong? E.g. digital copy of biometrics is stolen [and that will happen for sure].

Biometic is useless for me.

Ë? Tomas


On 06 Jun 2014, at 20:17, Gregory Foster <[email protected]> wrote:

> Signed PGP part
> Federal Business Opportunities (Jun 4) - "Ephemeral Biometrics: An
> Alternative to Traditional, Event-based Authentication" by Sandia
> National Laboratories:
> https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=06e9abca57bdd9dac64902e39f039c4f&tab=core&_cview=0
> 
> > Sandia National Laboratories is engaged in ongoing research and
> > development into transformational upgrades in the area of cyber
> > identity management as well as Insider Threat Monitoring by using
> > Ephemeral Biometrics (EB). EB is unique because individual
> > identities are tied to living biometric data that is active and
> > continuous. The purpose of the research is to derive convenient
> > authentication techniques (e.g., alternatives to passwords) that
> > are both active and continuous while at the same time significantly
> > improving authenticity and integrity of cyber identities.
> 
> "Ephemeral Biometrics: What are they and what do they solve?" by Sung
> Choi and David Zage of Sandia National Laboratories (2013):
> https://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/zagedj/docs/iccst2013.pdf
> 
> I'm not really sure what's ephemeral about redefining authentication
> to mean continuous monitoring.
> 
> This work directly targets insider threat concerns raised
> post-Snowden, and provides further evidence that entities obsessed
> with secrecy will destroy their own effectiveness in pursuit of an
> improbable if not impossible definition of "security" which attempts
> to hermetically seal systems that include human beings.
> 
> Good luck with that!
> gf
> 
> --
> Gregory Foster || [email protected]
> @gregoryfoster <> http://entersection.com/
> 

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