A False Rejection Oriented Threat Model for the Design of Biometric Authentication Systems

Ileana Buhan, Asker Bazen, Pieter Hartel, Raymond Veldhuis

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    Abstract

    For applications like Terrorist Watch Lists and Smart Guns, a false rejection is more critical than a false acceptance. In this paper a new threat model focusing on false rejections is presented, and the 'standard' architecture of a biometric system is extended by adding components like crypto, audit logging, power, and environment to increase the analytic power of the threat model. Our threat model gives new insight into false rejection attacks, emphasizing the role of an external attacker. The threat model is intended to be used during the design of a system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherDistributed and Embedded Security (DIES)
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematica and Information Technology (CTIT)
    No.TR-CTIT-05-27
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • SCS-Safety
    • Biometric system security
    • False reject attack
    • Attack trees

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    Buhan, I., Bazen, A., Hartel, P., & Veldhuis, R. (2005). A False Rejection Oriented Threat Model for the Design of Biometric Authentication Systems. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-05-27). Enschede: Distributed and Embedded Security (DIES).