Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Organizations Biometric Access Co

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Your healthcare organization is looking at increasing security access to some of its information databases. Discuss some of the pros and cons of 

implementing a biometric access control system. 
May 31st, 2015

The pros of implementing a biometric access control system include

1. the uniqueness - With uniqueness of biometrics technology, each individual's identification will be single most effective identification for that user

2.the highly secure way of identifying users makes this technology less prone for users to share access to highly sensitive data. For example, users can share their fingerprints, iris and so forth allowing other users access to secure information. Each trait used during identification is a single property of that user. In other words, it is extremely hard or impossible to make duplicate or share biometrics accessing data with other users

3. The identification of users though biometrics cannot be lost, stolen or forgotten

cons include

1.  the cost for equipment is also expensive

2.lots of people are still concerned about biometrics technology in different aspects such as: security, adaptability to rate of change in life, scalability, accuracy, privacy and others.

3. For iris or retinal scanning applications, users may find it very intrusive. Users may also have the concern for the safety of their eyes during the iris or retinal scan. Furthermore, databases used to store user identification data will be very large which might form a potential threat. For scanning retinal/iris characteristics and storing large amount of database, biometrics system requires new and modern technology


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