Cloud security: Implementing biometrics to help secure the cloud

Natasha Csicsmann, Victoria McIntyre, Patrick Shea, Syed S. Rizvi

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Strong authentication and encryption schemes help cloud stakeholders in performing the robust and accurate cloud auditing of a potential service provider. All security-related issues and challenges, therefore, need to be addressed before a ubiquitous adoption of cloud computing. In this chapter, the authors provide an overview of existing biometrics-based security technologies and discuss some of the open research issues that need to be addressed for making biometric technology an effective tool for cloud computing security. Finally, this chapter provides a performance analysis on the use of large-scale biometrics-based authentication systems for different cloud computing platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Securing Cloud-Based Databases with Biometric Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781466665606
ISBN (Print)1466665599, 9781466665590
StatePublished - Oct 31 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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