BIOFENCE is a research project funded by ANR proposing a systematic study of the spoofing resistance of face, iris and vein patterns biometrics in order to come up with a suitable evaluation methodology and certification criteria.
The project comprises a study of the vulnerability of biometric systems, then the design and manufacturing of lures based on existing fraud and anticipating possible future attacks. Countermeasures to these direct attacks are studied in order to improve the resistance of face, iris and vein biometric systems to fakes. Finally, a methodology of security evaluation and certification will be proposed and several tests will be carried out in order to evaluate the resistance of the proposed biometric solutions. A particular attention is given to the compliance of the developments in terms of ethics and respect of privacy as well as to the societal impacts of the project.