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biometry

 [bi-om´ĕ-tre]
the application of statistical methods and measurement methods to biological phenomena.

biometrics

(bī′ō-mĕt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The statistical study of biological phenomena.
2. The measurement of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, DNA, or retinal patterns, for use in verifying the identity of individuals.

bi′o·met′ric, bi′o·met′ri·cal adj.
bi′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.

biometrics

Informatics
Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics—e.g., fingerprints, facial structure or iris—acting as a security alternative to passwords.

Medspeak
(1) The statistical analysis of biologic phenomena—e.g., life events, such as births and deaths.
(2) Calculation of life expectancy.

Molecular biology
The statistical study of biological events.

biometrics

Health informatics Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics–eg, fingerprints, facial structure or patterns in the eye. See Authentication.

biometrics

The statistical study of biological data.

biometry

or

biometrics

the analysis of biological data by means of statistical or mathematical techniques.
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For cloud service, we proposed a multifactor authentication protocol in which there are three kinds of entities: the user, the server, and the authentication center (the trusted third party), as described in Figure 2.
Requirements to be met by the one-year March 1,2018, deadline include the CISO delivering an annual report to the board or governing body of the agency, as well as the organization conducting annual penetration testing, biannual vulnerability assessments, and periodic risk assessments; establishing multifactor authentication (if needed); and providing regular cybersecurity awareness training for all personnel.
First, multifactor authentication is not required for access to these devices, regardless of whether covered defense information is stored on the device or the device is merely used to access systems with it.
When multifactor authentication is not available, as with repositories such as Dryad, figshare, Zenodo, or the NCBI repository, where researchers are responsible for depositing their own materials, good password hygiene is absolutely essential.
This protocol puts the user right at the heart of Swivel's strong multifactor authentication process.
Mandiant technical director Christopher Glyer said that the breach is one of the earliest instances of attackers using Heartbleed to bypass multifactor authentication and break through a VPN.
Rather than relying on the strength of usernames and passwords for an enterprise's online, mobile, and remote usage, inWebo sells multifactor authentication. "Multifactor authentication means that you get authenticated, as a user, not just by a password but on something else," says Perrot.
Consider implementing multifactor authentication that requires additional information beyond a password to gain entry.
Since certificate-based network authentication can be implemented with no burden on users, multifactor authentication is as easy as your users logging in with their own usernames and passwords on their assigned devices.
Intense multifactor authentication however resulted in Australia being behind just 3% of all incidences, while USA was 23%, Brazil was 16% and Japan 12%, said Trend Micro.
According to the company, Verizon Universal Identity Services uses multifactor authentication to verify users are who they say they are by combining an individual's username-password with a computing device that generates a one-time password or a biometric scan, such as fingerprint recognition.
(53) However in 2007, in response to the authentication guidelines outlined by the FFIEC in 2005, (54) Ocean Bank began working with Jack Henry to conduct a risk assessment and implement a new security system that integrated a multifactor authentication system.

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