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The Practical Applications of Biometrics

You have seen them in science-fiction movies: eye-scanners, fingerprint readers, facial-recognition systems. But in reality you are already using them on your mobile phones, at some banks and elsewhere. Biometrics is gaining market share as companies seek to move to more secure ways to access data. Biometrics offers ways to improve on the cost and practicalities of data management. Just consider this: according to a Gartner Group report, password resets represent 20-50% of all Help Desk calls. Biometrics offers interesting options to mitigate such costs. This CompTIA Advocacy/IBIA sponsored web-ex is designed to give you an overview of biometrics, and briefly address some of the public policy challenges and opportunities at the state and federal level.