Biometrics Security

Introduction and Status

The CCDB has established a Work Group to assist in creating an iTC (and hence cPPs) for Biometrics Security (the Work Group name is abbreviated to "BS WG").  The Work Group comprises participating Certification Bodies from 4 nations, at present:  Australia, Japan, Spain and Turkey. 

The invitation notice for joining the candidate iTC, with contact details, can be found here:  iTC invitation letter

To join the iTC, please message:

Public Review Draft 1 Released for Public Review

The BIO-iTC is pleased to announce the public review of several documents related to the collaborative Protection Profile Module for Mobile biometric enrolment and verification - for unlocking the device.

The BIO-iTC is calling for review and comments to be submitted between now and July 31, 2019. Information about the Public Review period, including how to respond with comments and feedback is contained in the document Public Review Draft 1 Overview. Submitted comments will be reviewed and adjudicated by the BIO-iTC after the comment period has closed.

The Public Review Draft 1 period covers four separate documents:

The BIO-iTC Status Page is PDF and HTML versions of these documents can be accessed there. Additional copies are also posted in the Public Review folder on the CCUF site at

Initial Essential Security Requirements (ESR) and Position Statements

Essential Security Requirements

The working group has produced an Essential Security Requirements document for Biometrics Security and initial iTC members have updated the ESR.  The ESR represents the common needs of the WG and initial iTC members in the technology area.  The document can be found here:  Essential Security Requirements

Information about Biometrics Security cPP Position Statements can be found here:  Position Statements