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ISO 30107-3 Certification

Information Technology

What is ISO 30107-3 Certification?

ISO 30107-3 is a standard established by the International Standards Organization (ISO) focusing on biometric presentation attack detection (PAD). This certification is essential for ensuring that biometric systems can effectively resist spoofing attempts, such as fake fingerprints, masks, or other methods used to deceive these systems.

Level 2 compliance with ISO 30107-3 involves rigorous testing to ensure that biometric systems can detect and counter more sophisticated attacks, such as those using 3D masks or high-quality replicas. Achieving this certification requires passing tests conducted by accredited independent laboratories, which simulate various types of presentation attacks​ (HID Global Blog)​​ (Biometric Update)​.

For example, HyperVerge recently obtained ISO 30107-3 Level 2 certification for its passive liveness detection technology. This certification confirms that their system can accurately differentiate between genuine and fraudulent attempts without requiring user interaction, enhancing security in applications like user onboarding and fraud prevention​ (Biometric Update)​. Similarly, HID Global’s Lumidigm fingerprint readers also achieved Level 2 compliance, demonstrating their ability to detect and prevent advanced spoofing attempts using their multispectral imaging technology​ (HID Global Blog)​.

Benefits of ISO 30107-3 Certification

Enhanced Security Against Spoofing Attacks

ISO 30107-3 certification demonstrates that a biometric system can effectively detect and prevent sophisticated presentation attacks, such as those using 3D masks or high-quality replicas. This helps protect systems from unauthorized access and fraud (Biometric Update) (HID Global Blog).

Increased Trust and Credibility

Achieving this certification enhances the credibility of biometric solutions by providing a trusted benchmark of security and performance. It assures clients and stakeholders that the technology meets rigorous international standards for biometric security (HID Global Blog) (Biometric Update).

Competitive Advantage

Certification can serve as a differentiator in the marketplace, allowing companies to stand out by showcasing their commitment to the highest standards of security. This can be particularly advantageous in competitive industries like banking, finance, and government services (HID Global Blog).

Compliance with Regulatory Requirements

Many industries and regulatory bodies require compliance with international standards like ISO 30107-3 for biometric systems. Certification ensures that a company’s solutions meet these legal and regulatory requirements, facilitating smoother business operations and reducing the risk of non-compliance penalties (Biometric Update).

Customer Assurance and Satisfaction

Customers are more likely to trust and adopt biometric systems that have been independently verified to meet high security standards. This can lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, as users feel more secure knowing their data and identities are well-protected (Biometric Update) (Biometric Update).

Reduction in Fraud and Operational Costs

By effectively detecting and preventing fraudulent activities, certified biometric systems can significantly reduce the incidence of fraud. This not only protects assets but also reduces the costs associated with fraud management and remediation (Biometric Update).

Who can apply for ISO 30107-3 Certification?

Biometric Solution Providers

Companies that develop biometric technologies, such as fingerprint, facial recognition, iris scanning, and voice recognition systems, can apply for ISO 30107-3 certification. This includes firms specializing in both hardware (e.g., biometric scanners) and software (e.g., liveness detection algorithms) (Biometric Update) (Biometric Update).

Security and Authentication Service Providers

Organizations that offer security services, including authentication and identity verification, often seek this certification to validate the robustness of their biometric systems against spoofing attacks. These companies use biometric technologies as part of their comprehensive security solutions (HID Global Blog).

Financial Institutions

Banks and financial service providers implement biometric authentication to secure transactions and protect customer identities. ISO 30107-3 certification helps these institutions ensure that their systems can effectively resist fraudulent attempts and unauthorized access (Biometric Update).

Government Agencies

Government bodies that use biometric systems for identification, border control, and law enforcement purposes can apply for this certification to enhance the security and reliability of their biometric identification processes (Biometric Update).

Healthcare Providers

Healthcare organizations that use biometric systems for patient identification and access control can benefit from ISO 30107-3 certification to ensure patient data security and compliance with healthcare regulations (Biometric Update).

Technology Integrators

Companies that integrate biometric systems into broader technology solutions, such as access control systems, smart city infrastructure, or secure communication platforms, seek this certification to validate the security of their integrated solutions (Biometric Update).

E-commerce and Online Services

Online platforms and e-commerce businesses that use biometric authentication for user login and transaction verification apply for this certification to ensure their systems are secure and trustworthy, thereby enhancing user confidence and reducing fraud (HID Global Blog).

Civil Society Organizations

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community groups, and advocacy organizations may engage with IRMA to advocate for responsible mining practices and provide input into certification standards and processes.

Documents Required for ISO 30107-3 Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of ISO 30107-3 Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame



Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit

Week 10

Self Certification/NoBo
N-C Closing

Week 12

Self Certification/NoBo

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

Who can issue the ISO 30107-3 Certification?

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ISO 30107-3 is an international standard that outlines requirements and testing procedures for biometric presentation attack detection (PAD). This certification ensures that biometric systems can effectively detect and prevent fraudulent attempts to bypass the security measures, such as using fake fingerprints or masks​ (HID Global Blog)​​ (Biometric Update)​.

Any organization that develops or uses biometric technologies can apply for this certification. This includes biometric solution providers, security and authentication service providers, financial institutions, government agencies, healthcare providers, technology integrators, and e-commerce businesses​ (Biometric Update)​​ (HID Global Blog)​.

Enhanced Security: Ensures systems can resist sophisticated spoofing attacks.

Increased Trust: Enhances credibility with clients and stakeholders.

Competitive Advantage: Differentiates products in a competitive market.

Regulatory Compliance: Helps meet industry regulations and standards.

Customer Assurance: Increases customer confidence in the security of the system.

Fraud Reduction: Lowers the incidence of fraud and associated costs.

Future-Proofing: Ensures systems are robust against evolving threats​ (HID Global Blog)​​ (Biometric Update)​.

The process involves:

Assessment by Accredited Testing Labs: Independent labs conduct rigorous testing to evaluate the system’s ability to detect and prevent presentation attacks.

Compliance with Standards: Systems must meet the requirements of the ISO 30107-3 standard.

Certification Issuance: Upon successful testing, the certification is issued, confirming compliance​ (HID Global Blog)​​ (Biometric Update)​.

The certification typically does not have a fixed expiration date but requires periodic reviews and retesting to ensure continued compliance with evolving standards and new threat landscapes. Regular updates and improvements to the biometric systems are recommended to maintain the certification’s validity​ (HID Global Blog)​​ (Biometric Update)​.

Continuous compliance ensures that the biometric systems remain effective against new types of presentation attacks, maintain regulatory compliance, and provide ongoing security assurance to customers. It also helps organizations stay competitive by demonstrating a commitment to high security standards​ (Biometric Update)​​ (Biometric Update)​.

Examples include:

HyperVerge: Achieved certification for its passive liveness detection technology​ (Biometric Update)​.

HID Global: Certified for its Lumidigm fingerprint readers, which use multispectral imaging to detect sophisticated spoofing attempts​ (HID Global Blog)​.

BioID: Certified for its biometric liveness detection technology, ensuring high security in various applications​ (Biometric Update)​.

The certification sets a high standard for security and performance in the biometric industry, encouraging the development of more secure and reliable biometric systems. It helps create a level playing field, allowing customers to compare products based on a recognized standard of security​ (HID Global Blog)​​ (Biometric Update)​.