>> Study Group 17
: Security, languages and telecommunication software
Question 8/17 - Telebiometrics
(Continuation of Question K/17)
Greek: Tele : far Bio : alive, Metron : measurement,
Logos : discourse, science, Nomos : law
Increasingly, telecommunications carriers and their information systems and networks are faced with security threats from a wide range of sources - the most dangerous kind may be man’s intelligence itself. Personal identification and authentication using Telebiometric Multimodal Model Framework (TMMF) specified in X.1081, when applied, will allow security management to deny access to impersonators, prevent I.D. fraud, etc.
In cooperation with ISO/IEC JTC 1 Sub-Committees 17, 27, 37, Recommendation X.1081 – Framework for the Specification of Security and Safety Aspects of Telebiometrics – needs to be enhanced. In addition, a new Recommendation is planned that specifies thresholds for each quantity expressed in the appropriate unit with a numerical value for the safety and security aspects of the TMMF.
ITU-T is benefiting from its category A liaison status with IEC/TC 25. IEC/TC 25 is proposing to generate a set of physiological quantities and their units (2006). A shared database of these relevant physiological quantities and their units is to be prepared for use jointly by ITU and IEC.
Collaborative work will be established, and a new work item will be developed, thus helping to enable the current Telebiometric Multimodal Model Framework (TMMF) to reach the stage of obtaining and specifying upper and lower safety and security thresholds.
E-Health standardization organizations are also expected to be in liaison with Question 8/17.
Telebiometric device manufacturers are welcome to express their needs and requirements.
Developing countries have excellent opportunities for bringing new ideas of products in the next production of Telebiometric family of Recommendations.
a. How can identification and authentication of users be improved by the use of safe and secure telebiometric methods?
b. How is the new part of IEC 60027 “Physiological subset” to be used in ITU-T to provide elements for a suitable model for categorization of safe and secure telebiometric devices?
c. What security levels reference system should be used for bringing safe and secure telebiometric solutions in a hierarchical order?
d. How should issues of biometric authentication technologies for telecommunications be identified?
e. How should requirements of biometric authentication technologies for telecommunications based on Cryptographic technology such as PKI be identified?
f. How should model and procedure of biometric authentication technologies for telecommunications based on Cryptographic technology such as PKI be identified?
To complete this major program on telebiometric security standardization within the existing and well established ITU-T collaborative frameworks with ISO/IEC JTC 1, ISO/TC 12, IEC/TC 25, IETF, and with the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), and the International Bureau of Weight and Measurement (BIPM), by the end of the 2005-2008 study period. Effort includes co-ordination of work and co-operation with other bodies involved.
a. Study and develop biometric authentication model and procedure for the telecommunications based on Cryptographic technology such as PKI (4Q2006)
b. Produce and consent a new ITU-T recommendation for biometric authentication technologies for telecommunication based on Cryptographic technology such as PKI (4Q2007)
c. Unwrap TMMF (2005)
d. Engineer all possible templates from the 1600 cubes described in TMMF
e. Categorize further and fine-tune the database
f. Collaborate with IEC/TC 25/WG2
g. Collect thresholds maxima and minima from International Union of Sciences
h. Develop new Recommendations derived from TMMF before the end of the study period
Recommendations: X.200, X.273, X.274, X.509, X.805
Questions: 14/13, 23/15, 2/17, 3/17, 4/17, 5/17, 6/17, 7/17, 9/17 and 10/17
Study Groups: ITU-T SGs 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 19; ITU-R
Standardization bodies: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17, 27 and SC 37; ISO/TC 68 and TC 12; IEC/TC 25; IETF; IEEE
Other bodies: OIML, International Organization of Legal Metrology;
BIPM, International Bureau of Weight and Measurement