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Colloquium Presenter Goes Beyond Passwords to Future of ID Security

Lisa R. Bock addresses her audience, before the eerie specter of online treachery.
Lisa R. Bock addresses her audience, before the eerie specter of online treachery.
With eyes wide open, the speaker assesses the benefits and risks of iris-recognition technology ...
With eyes wide open, the speaker assesses the benefits and risks of iris-recognition technology …
... and gazes toward tomorrow's biometric solutions.
… and gazes toward tomorrow’s biometric solutions.
Students in the ACC balcony take heed and jot notes during the night's informative presentation.
Students in the ACC balcony take heed and jot notes during the night’s informative presentation.
A Centennial banner is a timely backdrop for the colloquium.
A Centennial banner is a timely backdrop for the colloquium.

The latest in Penn College’s Centennial Colloquia Series tackled issues near and dear to virtually everyone in the audience: employing the newest technological tools available to ensure identity protection – and balancing such factors as privacy and cost-effectiveness in the process. Lisa R. Bock, an assistant professor of computer information technology, presented “Who Am I; Who Do I Claim to Be? Protecting Identity in the 21st Century” on Tuesday night in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. Adding to the series’ engaging focus on the historic upshot of gizmos and gadgets, Bock weighed the promise (and pitfalls) of biometrics: identifying individuals through a variety of unique personal traits. The presentation has been the college’s YouTube Channel.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

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