10 breakthroughs in IT security

Big ideas that altered the course of information security

10 breakthroughs in IT security prev next


Biometric identification through iris scans: The pattern of the iris in the human eye is as unique as a fingerprint, and British scientist John Daugman, teaching at Harvard at the time, in 1991 invented the "algorithm for iris recognition," which remains, with his further refinements, the basis for all automated iris-scanning systems in use today among 30 million people enrolled worldwide using them to prove identity.

Prev Next 6/12

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Post new comment

Users posting comments agree to the PC World comments policy.

Login or register to link comments to your user profile, or you may also post a comment without being logged in.


10 breakthroughs in IT security

12 images

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?