The Quest to Measure Strength of Function for Authenticators: SOFA, So Good

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As more online services are transitioning to mobile applications, the task of authenticating users is increasingly accomplished by biometric mechanisms built into mobile phones and devices. But how secure are these systems? Join NIST’s Dr. Elaine Newton and Deloitte’s Dr. Colin Soutar as they seek to address this question through NIST’s Strength of Function for Authenticators (SOFA) Framework.

Colin Soutar

Senior Manager, Deloitte

Dr. Elaine Newton

Deputy Standards Liaison, NIST ITL


authentication biometrics identity management & governance standards access control



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