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Biometrics Vulnerabilities Workshop – how robust is your system?

28 October, 09:00-12:00

This half-day workshop will take place alongside the Biometrics Institute Congress 2019 and will focus on:

Biometric Vulnerabilities – how robust is your system?

  • 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
  • Red-teaming

Who should attend: end-users, integrators, application developers and others interested in questions around spoofing, liveness and presentation attack detection.

The Biometrics Institute lead the discussion around biometrics vulnerabilities in 2010 when it formed an international expert group, the BVAEG now renamed to Biometric Security & Integrity Group BSIEG, 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 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. 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.

Ted Dunstone is the Head of Security & Integrity Expert Group (BSIEG) of the Biometrics Institute and its founder. He is also the CEO and founder of Biometix and 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.


Members – GBP 250
Non-Members – GBP 450

To register for this workshop or for the Congress or any of the other Satellite events taking place please go to the main Congress page and register there.


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