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Biometrics Vulnerabilities Workshop – How robust is your system?

4 October 2021

On demand

If you were unable to join us for the live event, the Vulnerabilities Workshop is now available to purchase on demand.  


2 hours 


The Biometrics Institute led the discussion around biometrics vulnerabilities when it established the international Biometric Security & Integrity Group in 2010 to raise awareness about vulnerabilities, promote the development of standards and find ways to mitigate risks.

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


Part one: Risk management for vulnerabilities

  • Biometrics risks
  • What biometric vulnerabilities do you need to be aware of?
  • Biometric system vulnerability points
  • What does presentation attack detection (PAD) and liveness mean?
  • Why testing is important
  • Laboratory vulnerability evaluations

Part two: Standards, certification and testing

  • Certification around PAD
  • What accreditation is available to trust the biometric systems? What does FIDO offer?
  • Common criteria
  • FIDO and identity proofing
  • Demo of non-contact fingerprint spoofs
  • Quiz on fake or real images


Stephanie Schuckers is the head of the Biometrics Institute Academic Research and Innovation Group (ARIG). 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. Her 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.

Ted Dunstone is the head of Security and Integrity Expert Group (BSIEG) of the Biometrics Institute and its founder. He is also the CEO and founder of Biometix – an independent biometrics consulting firm. 

He has been involved with biometrics and authentication for over fifteen years, both academically and commercially, and has specialized in the government use and analysis of biometric identity systems.

Ted is the co-author of the first dedicated book on data analysis and biometrics Biometric System and Data Design.


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 – AU$550 (incl GST)
Non-members – AU$770 (incl GST)


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. 


Registrations are closed for this event