The US Government uses biometrics to identify persons of interest, but biometric presentation attacks can prevent correct identification. The goal of the Odin program is to develop biometric presentation attack detection technologies to ensure biometric security systems can detect when someone is attempting to disguise their biometric identity.
In order to test Odin’s ability to detect presentation attack approaches, a red team approach may be used to evaluate the performance of Odin technology. This will be facilitated by two components of Odin. Thor will develop presentation attack detection technology, and Loki will exercise Thor technology. As security vulnerabilities in government systems may be classified, Loki will be issued as a classified broad agency announcement.
- Presentation attack
- Machine learning
- Computer vision
Related Publications and Websites
- To access Odin program-related publications, please visit
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