Standards Expand Biometrics in Logical/Physical Access Control

Technology crucial in establishing chain of trust in the issuance of a credential

Other recent areas of advancement in the use of biometrics include the ability to perform iris matching at longer distances and commercialization of vein recognition techniques. While standards for matching minutiae or templates have not yet come to pass, these techniques do present advantages in terms of very low failure to enroll as well as very good operational performance. The role of biometrics is firmly established in the identity, credentialing and access control world and is commonplace and synonymous with the current best practice for a high level of identity assurance.

Salvatore D'Agostino is a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) and CEO of IDmachines LLC; and