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Biometric Vulnerabilities Workshop – How robust is your system? IN PERSON

25 October, 14:00-17:00

London, United Kingdom (in-person event)

This half day workshop will take place on the day before the Biometrics Institute Congress.


25 October 2022




Three hours, including a short break


etc.venues County Hall, London


This half-day workshop will focus on:

  • What biometric vulnerabilities do you need to be aware of?
  • What does Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) and Liveness mean?
  • What accreditation is available to trust the biometric systems? What does FIDO offer?
  • Why testing is important
  • What is the value of red-teaming?

The Biometrics Institute led the discussion around biometrics vulnerabilities in 2010 when it formed an international expert group, the Biometric Vulnerability Assessment Expert Group (BVAEG)  now renamed to Technology and Innovation Group (TIG), to raise awareness about vulnerabilities, promote the development of standards and find ways to mitigate the risks. It has published several information papers on vulnerabilities and liveness to help its members and stakeholders understand the challenges and solutions better.

This workshop will provide the opportunity to meet to real experts in this field and engage in open dialogue about biometrics vulnerabilities.


Stephanie Schuckers is Joint Head of the Biometrics Institute Technology and Innovation Group (TIG). She is also the Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clarkson University and serves as the Director of the Center of Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. 
She received her doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan. Professor Schuckers research focuses on processing and interpreting signals which arise from the human body.  Her work is funded from various sources, including National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, and private industry, among others.  She has started her own business, testified for US Congress, and has over 40 journal publications as well as over 60 other academic publications.


Chris Allgrove has been working in digital identity and biometrics for 25 years, having initially received his PhD in electronics, specialising in the application of biometrics, from the University of Kent where he was a researcher in the computer vision research group. Chris worked for the Home Office as a biometrics expert on the identity card programme, before moving to the National Cyber Security Centre, where he led the identity assurance team, providing consultancy and advice on the security of identity technology to the UK Government.  Having left NCSC, Chris is a co-founder of Ingenium Biometric Laboratories, an independent test lab. Chris is also an expert independent advisor to a range of UK and international clients on the use of biometrics in digital identity, as well as more widely around identity authentication. Chris is also a biometrics advisor to the ID4D programme at the World Bank and a member of Biometrics Institute Digital Identity Group (DIG).


Users, integrators and others interested in understanding spoofing, liveness and presentation attack detection. The workshop will be focused on educating those that are implementing biometrics about the critical aspects of biometric vulnerability.


Members: GBP 350 (+ VAT@20%)
Non-members: GBP 500 (+ VAT@20%)


To register, please complete the registration form below.  You can also register for the Congress and any of the other events taking place alongside Congress using this form.


The Biometrics Institute provides training and course material as a tool to help you conduct due diligence. While the Institute has used reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of the material and course, due to the content and variable inputs during and after the process of implementing biometrics, the Institute cannot be held accountable for outcomes or compliance. The material and course have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal or compliance advice. You should consult your legal advisor should you require advice on the legal or compliance aspects of the material or course.  



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