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Biometrics Vulnerabilities Workshop – how robust is your system?

28 October 2019, 09:00-12:00

ETC Pimlico, London


This half day workshop will take place as a part of the Biometrics Institute Congress and Biometrics Week 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 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.

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. 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 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 (+ VAT@20%)
Non-Members – GBP 450 (+ VAT@20%)

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.


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.