Biometrics (ITSAP.00.019)

Biometrics (ITSAP.00.019) Biometrics refers to the measurement and use of your unique body characteristics (e.g. fingerprints, retinas, facial structure, speech, or vein patterns). For example, you can use your fingerprint as a form of authentication to unlock your mobile device. If using your biometrics for authentication, we recommend using them with a password or PIN for an added layer of protection (i.e. multi-factor authentication). Biometrics come with advantages and disadvantages, as well as security vulnerabilities that are outlined in this document. 2020-12-23 Communications Security Establishment Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Information and CommunicationsScience and TechnologyCyber DefenceIdentity and PasswordsMobilityRisk Management URL ENGHTML https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/biometrics-itsap00019 URL FRHTML https://cyber.gc.ca/fr/orientation/biometrie-itsap00019 PDF ENGPDF https://cyber.gc.ca/sites/default/files/publications/ITSAP.00.019-eng.pdf PDF FRPDF https://cyber.gc.ca/sites/default/files/publications/ITSAP.00.019-fr.pdf

Biometrics refers to the measurement and use of your unique body characteristics (e.g. fingerprints, retinas, facial structure, speech, or vein patterns). For example, you can use your fingerprint as a form of authentication to unlock your mobile device. If using your biometrics for authentication, we recommend using them with a password or PIN for an added layer of protection (i.e. multi-factor authentication). Biometrics come with advantages and disadvantages, as well as security vulnerabilities that are outlined in this document.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Communications Security Establishment Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Section Name: Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS)
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

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