随着本认证项目的推出，联盟将授权独立的第三方检测实验室对生物识别子组件是否符合国际公认的性能标准，ISO/IEC 19795和ISO/IEC 30107，进行检测认证，这些标准不仅适用于生物识别性能和演示攻击检测（PAD），同时也适用于商业用途。联盟希望通过对生物识别组件的认证，增强企业客户间的互信度，并降低生物识别供应商需反复证明其组件效能的成本。
The FIDO Alliance is launching its own certification program for biometric authentication technology.FIDO Announces Biometrics Certification Program
The aptly named Biometric Component Certification Program will focus primarily on biometric subcomponents, ascertaining whether they meet certain ISO standards, ie. ISO/IEC 19795 and ISO/IEC 30107. It will also assess their capacity for Presentation Attack Detection, an increasingly important area as biometrics are more and more often used for authentication.
In announcing the certification program, the FIDO Alliance asserted that it would use “accredited independent labs” to perform its assessments. The organization did not name any labs in particular, but it may be worth noting that Denver-based iBeta launched its own Presentation Attack Detection program this past spring.
FIDO is already renowned for its certification programs for its Universal Second Factor (U2F) and Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocols, of course, and in recent years has established itself as a key standards body for authentication security products and services. With biometrics an increasingly critical component of authentication systems, FIDO’s branching into biometric subcomponents certification is a logical step forward.
As FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell explained in a statement announcing the program, “With biometrics being a popular option for mobile and web applications implementing FIDO Authentication, there is a growing need for those service providers to appropriately assess the risk of fraud from lost or stolen devices.” McDowell added that while the law enforcement and border control markets have their own government-focused certification programs, so far no such programs have existed for the growing consumer market.