BSI releases new biometric standards

Morgantown, WV (19 October) – Biometric Services International (BSI) today announced the availability of its latest update of published and emerging biometric standards. Eleven new and/or updated standards were published since the last update issued in March 2009, bringing the total number of published standards to ninety-one (91).1 The report details these, along with another 80+ emerging standards currently under consideration.

Among the newly published standards covered in this report are a messaging format for interacting with US-VISIT/IDENT systems, a methodology for remotely exchanging information about biometric devices and processes to allow for security evaluation by remote authenticators, a framework for evaluating the security of biometrics when used in physical and/or logical access applications, and a generalized conformance testing methodology. Both published and emerging standards reports can be downloaded at and