2020-05-28 on Biometrics

da/sec scientific talk on Biometrics

Topic: Efficient Post-quantum-secure Biometric Face Template Protection

by Jascha Kolberg
online Big Blue Button Room: D19/2.03a, May 28, 2020 (Thursday), 12.00 noon

Keywords — Homomorphic Encryption, Face Recognition, Biometric Template Protection


Sensitive biometric data requires protection such that it is always stored and processed in a secure domain. Homomorphic encryption allows to perform computations that directly affect the plaintext and hence allow to compute the biometric distance in the encrypted domain. Furthermore, the lattice-based homomorphic encryption scheme NTRU is post-quantum-secure, providing a long-term security for biometric data.