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You're Nobody Without Your Mobile Device
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PJS880
PJS880,
User Rank: Ninja
10/5/2012 | 9:04:11 PM
re: You're Nobody Without Your Mobile Device





The
future of mobile devices will revolve around information security.
Today's professional uses their mobile device for just about every
action from scheduling meetings to reviewing documents on the go.
Some of the documents that they are accessing could be sensitive,
confidential, and who knows top secret. It makes sense that the
devices that individuals are using are better protected and the
information contained , or accessible form that mobile device. This
teamed with the trend of BYOD people are using their personal devices
to access all this information. I would like to see how they
implement this biometric security feature physically.

Paul
Sprague

InformationWeek
Contributor

IdentityManuel
IdentityManuel,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/22/2012 | 10:10:00 PM
re: You're Nobody Without Your Mobile Device
Since,-as the article pointed out-- we're actually pretty much there with having sufficient tech when it comes to face recognition or our mics on phones for voice recognition, I wouldn't be surprised if it started to show up in Social Media logins as part of an enhanced two-factor authentication in the near future.-Of course, I could be way off, but if someone creates a cheap app, that can leverage the existing mic technology on today's latest gen devices (since not all of them have the face recognition), then I think it could be possible for wide spread use sooner, rather than later. Perhaps as a purchasable app at first for enhanced security and then as with many other things that show up on the consumer side, people will want to use that technology in business as well.-It's already not uncommon for ecommerce pages to ask me to either create an account-OR login using one of my existing social media accounts.-So that's where I think this will start to come into play initially (aside from the-top secret James Bond type places that may already have it-since they-have the-budget to spend on it regardless of cost).

Jamie Manuel
Quest Software (now part of Dell)-
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ANON1249663099490,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/3/2012 | 7:39:13 PM
re: You're Nobody Without Your Mobile Device
Biometrics have three distinct applications:-enrollment, verification and managment.- Enterprise versus commercial enrollment of a biometric has the advantage of imposing-controls that-insure the user is authentic upon enrollment.- Lack of controls in a commercial environment during enrollment opens the door to imposturing and is a threat to higher security applications.-

Unlike many other biometrics, voice verification is a flexible technology that can be used-in a text dependent or text independent fashion, presenting itself in a challenge response interface or operating in the background.--Like other biometrics,-it is a statistical process that results in a score as indicated in the article and-has been around a number of years.--Many of the algorithms and research resides in the public domain and there are open source development environments.- I do not agree that a company necesarily needs to engage with an expensive vendor as indicated.- From my research and experience, I find that having a continuous good handle on your user set and biometric data is the key.--

Once we go beyond a well defined user set, biometrics becomes-one of the ultimate 'big data' applications in that we really only know how good the biometric is when we include all of the population.--This presents a challenge to performing all of the biometric processing on the mobile device since the biometric 'engine' will need to be updated over time as part of the biometric management application.

I have done an interesting biometrics TV series on biometrics in conjunction with NY Infragard.- Some of the articles like, The Top 4 reasons to use Biometrics, are covered on the ibiometrics web-site blog.

Valene Skerpac, CISM, CISSP, PMP
Director, iBICS (iBiometrics, Inc.)



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