iBeta today announced the expansion of their biometric security testing capabilities by adding biometric presentation attack detection (PAD) per ISO/IEC 30107-3.

ISO/IEC 30107-3 addresses techniques for the detection of presentation attacks – also known as spoof and liveness detection. A presentation attack occurs when an artefact (face, hand, facsimile, etc.) is presented to a biometric capture device to gain access as an imposter or conceal identity to evade a watch list.

For biometric recognition, added liveness and spoofing mechanisms are subject to false positive and false negative errors. False positive errors wrongly categorize bona fide presentations as attack presentations, potentially flagging or inconveniencing legitimate users. False negative errors wrongly categorize presentation attacks as bona fide presentations, potentially resulting in a security breach. Therefore, the decision to use a specific implementation of spoofing or liveness detection will depend upon the consideration of the trade-offs with respect to security, evidence strength, and efficiency.

“With this accreditation, iBeta is able to spoof and liveness test biometric modalities and document our results to provide end users with an indication as to how susceptible the system is to bad actors,” Dr. Kevin Wilson, Director of Biometrics at iBeta stated. Dr. Wilson continued, “Customers that engage iBeta’s services will receive an independent 3rd party assessment of their strength against presentation attacks.”