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These include: Biometric system A Biometric system B Choose threat Threat: artifact Threat: hillclimb (Step 1) Threat: lamb tem. Evaluate for optimum attack parameters Optimize attack mechanisms (Step 2) : ... 6 Methodology overview: threat selection, attack, potential choice, optimization of attack mechanism, evaluation for the optimum parameters, calculation of the exploitation potential, its conversion to a VAL, and finally, extrapolation across all attack potentials. (From T. Dunstone and G.

The methodology consists of four steps: determining the threats, calculating the attack potential, calculating the exploitation potential, and finally, determining the vulnerability assurance level (VAL). 1 Determine the Threats for Evaluation The list of potential threats against a biometric system is diverse. It ranges from the presentation SEC URIT Y A S SE S SM EN T F O R BI O M E T RI C SYS T EM S 21 of artifacts (such as simple pictures of a biometric) to the reconstruction of a biometric from stolen biometric templates.

For example, variants for a face recognition artifact attack could include the identity to be attacked and the type of artifact used—photograph or video of a face, or a full three-dimensional head SEC URIT Y A S SE S SM EN T F O R BI O M E T RI C SYS T EM S 25 model. Vulnerability to a threat is indicated when high match scores are observed during an attack. A score above the minimum threshold that could be practically set represents a potentially successful attack. The measurement process hence looks for the highest similarity scores during the experiments.

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