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A Proposed Biometric Authentication Model to Improve Cloud Systems Security

Hosam El- El-Sofany1,2,*

1 King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Cairo Higher Institute for Engineering, Computer Science and Management, Cairo, Egypt

* Corresponding Author: Hosam El- El-Sofany. Email: email

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2022, 43(2), 573-589.


Most user authentication mechanisms of cloud systems depend on the credentials approach in which a user submits his/her identity through a username and password. Unfortunately, this approach has many security problems because personal data can be stolen or recognized by hackers. This paper aims to present a cloud-based biometric authentication model (CBioAM) for improving and securing cloud services. The research study presents the verification and identification processes of the proposed cloud-based biometric authentication system (CBioAS), where the biometric samples of users are saved in database servers and the authentication process is implemented without loss of the users’ information. The paper presents the performance evaluation of the proposed model in terms of three main characteristics including accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity. The research study introduces a novel algorithm called “Bio_Authen_as_a_Service” for implementing and evaluating the proposed model. The proposed system performs the biometric authentication process securely and preserves the privacy of user information. The experimental result was highly promising for securing cloud services using the proposed model. The experiments showed encouraging results with a performance average of 93.94%, an accuracy average of 96.15%, a sensitivity average of 87.69%, and a specificity average of 97.99%.


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El-Sofany, H.E. (2022). A proposed biometric authentication model to improve cloud systems security. Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 43(2), 573-589.
Vancouver Style
El-Sofany HE. A proposed biometric authentication model to improve cloud systems security. Comput Syst Sci Eng. 2022;43(2):573-589
IEEE Style
H.E. El-Sofany, "A Proposed Biometric Authentication Model to Improve Cloud Systems Security," Comput. Syst. Sci. Eng., vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 573-589. 2022.

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