Theoretical Requirements of a Transparent Authentication System



Part 1 of the book clearly identified the current issues surrounding user authentication, the increasing burden placed upon the end-user and the fundamental flaw that links authentication with an initial login rather than the specific action that carries the risk. It introduced the concept of transparent and continuous authentication as a process for enabling a more reliable and realistic measure of the system’s confidence in the identity of the user. Part 2 of the book provided a more technical insight into the current authentication processes and illustrated how transparent authentication could function on an individual technique perspective. Key to this concept is the use of biometrics and this section also evidenced the role multibiometrics and biometric standards have in establishing effective transparent authentication.


Mobile Device Personal Identification Number False Acceptance Rate Biometric Template Authentication Request 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research (CSCAN)Plymouth UniversityPlymouthUK

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