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ISSC325 - Biometrics

Course Details

Course Code: ISSC325 Course ID: 4670 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course presents an introduction to biometrics, the study of recognizing individuals based on their unique physical or behavioral traits related to computer and information security. Authentication, authorization, identification, and access control through biometric perspective are emphasized. The course orients practical applications of biometrics in the real world, providing a realistic view of the use of biometrics within the emerging threats in information security.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

CO-1: Describe various biometric methods and their functional use in biometric security environments

CO-2: Illustrate biometric traits and modalities and their advantages and disadvantages

CO-3: Examine biometric applications for security solutions

CO-4: Categorize database repository and template storage systems for biometric data stipulation

CO-5: Compare and contrast commercial and government biometric systems, products & components

CO-6: Evaluate biometric multi-factor system designs and the effects of multi-biometrics on the user

CO-7: Examine proven biometric technologies for biometric access control

CO-8: Distinguish system integrity, accessibility, confidentiality & availability through biometrics

CO-9: Assess security and privacy issues with respect to the use of biometrics

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Forum # 1 3.75 %
Forum # 2 3.75 %
Forum # 3 3.75 %
Forum # 4 3.75 %
Forum # 5 3.75 %
Forum # 6 3.75 %
Forum # 7 3.75 %
Forum # 8 3.75 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Week # 1 Assignment 1.13 %
Week # 2 Assignment 8.55 %
Week # 3 Assignment 8.55 %
Week # 4 Assignment 8.55 %
Week # 5 Assignment 1.13 %
Week # 6 Assignment 8.55 %
Week # 7 Assignment 8.55 %
Research Paper 25.00 %
Week # 2 Assignment - Research Paper Topic Selection 2.50 %
Week # 5 Assignment - Research Paper Outline 7.50 %
Week # 8 Assignment - Research Paper - Final 15.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture - E-book available through the APUS Online Library; links provided in classroom lessons.
Author: Ravi Das
Publication Info: CRC Press Lib
ISBN: 9781466592452

Book Title:Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture - E-book available through the APUS Online Library; links provided in classroom lessons.
ISBN:9781466592452
Publication Info:CRC Press Lib
Author:Ravi Das
Unit Cost:$72.95
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.