HID fingerprint technology certified with perfect score in iBeta presentation attack detection test

HID Global’s Lumidigm multispectral imaging fingerprint technology has been certified compliant with the ISO/IEC 30107-3 Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) standard, after receiving a perfect score in certification testing by independent lab iBeta Quality Assurance. The certification is the first among fingerprint technologies, according to the company.

The iBeta Level 1 test has been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), and evaluates the effectiveness of anti-spoofing and liveness detection features. Lumidigm technology was able to detect and reject 100 percent of spoof attempts, while correctly authenticating legitimate users.

“This industry certification is an important accomplishment which validates the security- and privacy-enhancing capabilities of our multispectral fingerprint capture technology,” said Michael Chaudoin, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Extended Access Technologies business unit with HID Global. “Deployed globally, these fingerprint sensors authenticate billions of transactions annually. They provide trust whenever they are used to validate a person’s identity to grant access, deliver services or distribute funds, because each time they ensure that fingerprint data is from a real person rather than a fake or stolen sample.”

Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that cloud-based biometrics will be used to authenticate more than one trillion transactions a year by 2022, and Acuity principle analyst Maxine Most says that “one of the main challenges ahead is educating markets about what constitutes the integrity of a biometric system, including how to apply best practices for liveness detection.”

“Liveness detection is a critical component of a trusted fingerprint biometric security architecture that also includes capture and template-matching capabilities,” said Michael Thieme, Novetta Vice President of Special Projects and Editor of ISO/IEC 30107-3. “Organizations deploying biometric systems should consider independently-validated PAD solutions to help ensure the biometric products they deploy defend against these types of attacks.”

The liveness detection of Lumidigm devices is field-updatable to help future proof systems against new threats, the company says, and the sensors also use a NIST-certified MINEX III minutia algorithm to provide interoperability with industry standard fingerprint template databases.

FaceTec also recently received PAD certification from iBeta with a perfect score for its facial biometric technology.

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