2002 Conferences

10th CACR Information Security Workshop

Colin Soutar,
CTO, Bioscrypt

Biometrics and Security

This paper will review the use of biometrics within a security context. The complementary roles of biometrics and cryptography will be discussed, and how their combination can be used to facilitate the integration of biometrics with existing security architectures such as PKI and smart cards. Also, some applications of biometrics, such as secure travel documents for expedited travelers, will be discussed.

Speaker's Bio
Colin joined Bioscrypt Inc. in 1994 and currently holds the title of Chief Technology Officer. Colin is responsible for Bioscrypt's corporate technology and intellectual property strategies, as well as for their advanced technology projects.

Colin has been actively involved in the establishment of biometric standards, such as BioAPI, for which he currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee and as Chair of the Reference Implementation Workgroup. Colin has also been proactive in the field of biometric security evaluations within frameworks such as the Common Criteria Scheme.

Prior to joining Bioscrypt, Colin worked on optical correlation systems at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Colin received his Ph.D. in physics from Dundee Institute of Technology in Scotland, and is the author of many scientific publications and several patents.