Strength of Function for Authenticators - Biometrics (SOFA-B)
The Strength of Function for Authenticators – Biometrics (SOFA-B) Discussion Draft is the next step in NIST’s efforts to produce a framework to evaluate and compare the strength of authentication solutions. We began with a focus on biometrics due to their increased availability in the consumer space. The SOFA-B model incorporates three aspects: matching performance, presentation attack detection (aka spoof detection), and Effort (to break a system). The ultimate goal of this work is a measure for comparing and combining authentication technologies.
The draft is available for viewing at https://pages.nist.gov/SOFA/. We closed comments in mid-December, are reviewing comments, and will release updates soon. The authors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also present the framework at the RSA Conference in February 2017.
- SOFA-B Discussion Draft Webinar slides | November 2016
- Project charter
- NISTIR 8103: Advanced Identity Workshop on Applying Measurement Science in the Identity Ecosystem: Summary and Next Steps
- Discussion draft for Advanced Identity Workshop | December 2015
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- Advanced Identity Workshop next steps | February 2016