Archived U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile - U.S. Government Biometric Verification Mode Protection Profile for Medium Robustness Environments, Version 1.1
Short Name: pp_bvm_mr_v1.1
Technology Type: Biometrics
CC Version: 3.1
Preceded By: pp_bvm_mr_v1.0
Sunset Date: 2009.10.01
Conformance Claim: Medium RobustnessProtection Profile
The U.S. Government Biometric Verification Mode Protection Profile for Medium Robustness Environments specifies the minimum functional and assurance security requirements for biometric products operating in verification mode to provide authentication allowing physical and logical access control to facilities as well as to information systems in medium robustness environments. Biometric systems are enabling technologies designed to augment existing security measures by positively authenticating individuals based on measurable physical features or behaviors. Due to the unique nature of a biometrics TOE and the desire of the PP authors to attempt to accommodate the wide range of biometric technologies, explicit requirements were necessary, as was a great deal of refinement of the CC requirements.
The requirements section of this PP specifies a need to protect biometric templates, to provide confidentially, and integrity. Since the biometric package (which includes the user identifier and their associated reference template(s)) may be stored in a device outside the control of the TOE, the biometrics TOE encrypts biometric packages for confidentiality reasons, and an enrolling TOE cryptographically signs a biometrics package so that modification of the package can be detected.
A TOE conformant to this PP satisfies the specified functional requirements, as well as the Medium Robustness assurance requirements that are expressed in Section 5.2 TOE Security Assurance Requirements. This PP defines:
rationale demonstrating how the requirements meet the security objectives, and how the security objectives address the threats.
The evaluation of the U. S. Government Biometric Verification Mode Protection Profile for Medium Robustness Environments, Version 1.0 provides specification for environments in which TOEs with various levels of robustness are appropriate to meet Medium Robustness level of independently assured security requirements. The assurance requirements were chosen to be consistent with this goal.
July 25, 2007
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