Phillip H. Griffin, CISM | is an Associate at Booz | Allen | Hamilton serving as a subject matter expert for the Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA). At BIMA, he is responsible for National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) packaging of their DoD Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS). He has served as editor of the X9.84 and ISO 19092 biometric information management and security standards, cofounded and chaired the OASIS XML Common Biometric Format (XCBF) and OASIS Security Standards Joint Committees, and currently represents BIMA on the OASIS Biometric Identity Assurance Specification (BIAS) committee. Mr. Griffin has over 15 years experience in the development of information assurance and security standards and secure message protocols. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biometrics is the “something you are” identity factor used in authentication and identification systems. Organizations that rely on biometric technology should ensure the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of their biometric assets. To manage security risk, biometric information should be protected from unauthorized access and modification.