Computer Security – Coursework Example

Standard Biometric affiliation Security Standard biometric is a technique of using unique body parts in identifying individuals electronically. Such body parts may include fingerprints, iris and palm print. In digitalizing security, the standard biometric has been essential and very specific to those who use biometric technique to get access. However, the standard biometric system has their disadvantages in using them. The disadvantage depends on the body part used in the identification. For example, the use of fingerprint will be difficult in case the user has no hands and may need back up. Another disadvantage of biometric is the machine breakdown. Such breakdown can result in queues before the fault is corrected, hence time wastage.
The initial cost of installing standard biometric system is very prohibitive. It needs a well-established company or institution to come up with such a system in the institution. Biometric machine cost depends by the quality, the capacity of doing the work. For instance, a piece of facial biometric machine cost 148 $ (Caldwell, 2013). Such machines are cheapest on the market. Most a time, authorized persons easily attack low-quality machines. The error rates of biometric rates are not within safety index especially for low-quality machine. For a high-quality biometric machine, error rates are usually between 10-18% (Caldwell, 2013).
Standard biometric system that uses fingerprint is used in many institutions. The cost of the initial cost of installing may be high but in the end they are cheap. According to Caldwell (2013), one fingerprint machine installation is at 480$. Most of attackers of the systems use Information technology knowledge to deprogram the system and gain. Fingerprint biometric system is the best biometric system. The high-quality fingerprint is relatively cheap to acquire. Its usability is easy with little training. The application of fingerprint is easy for one to gain access of a place compared with other biometrics such as iris and palm print. Due to their high security aspects, I highly recommend them.

Caldwell, T. (2013). Web service-based standards for biometrics interoperability. Biometric Technology Today, 2013(10), 9-11. doi:10.1016/S0969-4765(13)70176-0