SICSA DVF: Prof. Khalil El-Khatib – Biometrics for Access Control Master Class

Date(s) - 04/06/2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

This course discusses the theoretical constructs around Access Control in detail and provides an overview of the fundamental background. Traditionally, most security systems authenticate you based on something you know, i.e., a password. However, where security really matters, it makes sense to add a second layer, which could be something you have (e.g., a smartcard). Also, as a third option, probably the most authentic method, it could be something you are, something that, at least theoretically, would be virtually impossible to forge. To this end, this course is about biometric controls, where biometrics is generally the study of measurable physical characteristics and behavioral patterns. This course deals with various authentication techniques their effectiveness, cost, intrusiveness, and accuracy

The event is free to attend but the organisers need to know numbers for lunches so please register your place by emailing Tim Storer at

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