[OxLUG Announce] BCS Meeting / GLLUG Meeting

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.compsoc.net
Mon, 17 Jan 2000 21:56:30 +0000 (GMT)

The British Computer Society Oxfordshire Branch have a meeting on
Biometrics this coming Thursday (20 January 2000) at 7:30pm.  Details
below (no need to book - just turn up).

The Greater London Linux User Group are meeting on Saturday afternoon in
London's Docklands.  More details should appear later in the week at
http://gllug.linux.co.uk/ .


We are very pleased to have Mr Philip Bower from TSSI Ltd to speak about
Biometric Identification Systems.

We rely on keys, cards, PINs and passwords to verify the identity of
individuals in almost every area of life. Yet these can easily be copied or
learnt, and the incidence of fraud resulting from the use of another
person's access code is increasing rapidly.

The solution lies with techniques which automatically measure an
individual's unique physical attributes - Bometrics.

Biometric technology is a major defense against identity theft

Biometric technologies offer effective, low cost solutions that streamline
these traditional, labour intensive processes. Biometric devices are an
effective substitute because they create highly accurate digital records of
a person's physiological features. These records can be safely stored for
later comparison against a live image that is captured from the user at the
time the service or benefit is demanded. Biometric devices are designed to
be non-intrusive and user friendly units that recognise features such as an
iris, a voice, a signature, a fingerprint, a hand or a face. This enables
end users such as banks, merchants, government agencies, and employers to
have extraordinary control over transactions without inconveniencing or
embarrassing the customer.

TSSI are specialists in the field of the provision of biometric solutions.

We will be handing out CPD certificates at the end of the presentation.  If
you haven't already done so, it would be a great time to start your CPD

Please look at the web site
http://www.bcs.org.uk/branches/oxon/events.htm#five for a brief description
about this presentation.

We will be holding the meeting at the Wolfson Building, South Parks Road,
Oxford.  Please use the link below to see a local map.


or if you require more information please email  mailto:nls@bcs.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you there,

Neill Lawson-Smith
Branch Chairman