ANANAS - Anomaly detection to prevent attacks on facial recognition system

01/06/2016 to 31/05/2019

The goal of the project is to develop measures that protect against morphing attacks or quickly discover them. In the area of ​​prevention, this means analyzing weaknesses and possible threats in order to work out specific solution concepts for the various applications.

Abuse detection requires methods that detect, for example, image anomalies that occur in digital imaging in morphing processes. Therefore, within the framework of the project, the images with regard to image processing and camera technology as well as the biometric properties are to be analyzed.

The combination of methods of media and visual forensics promises useful tools for assessing the trustworthiness of face images for identity documents.

Furthermore, an improvement in the field of sensor forensics and image manipulation forensics with regard to the evaluation of authenticity and integrity of image data is sought. With the help of these research results, a demonstrator software for the detection of image manipulations (identity documents) is to be implemented within the scope of the project.

Friday, 10 August, 2018


UNICORN’s Validation Contest now open for participation!

UNICORN project is looking for SMEs and start-ups to test and validate the UNICORN platform by developing their own software or use-cases. The selected participants will receive 10.000€ funding each (find here a template for the contract)


Reinforcing Cyber Security in the EU: Building Coordinated Security, Confidence and Capability in the Cyber Domain

With 315 million Europeans using the internet each day, the provision of critical services and the functioning of a modern economy are now entirely dependent upon the robustness and safety of cyberspace and its infrastructure. Cyber security attacks are a growing source of threat and concern, while also representing a growing economic opportunity for Europe, with the market predicted to be worth over $100 Billion by 2018 (European Commission). Moreover, cyber attacks in the EU are constantly growing in both their frequency (quintuplicate between 2013 and 2017) and sophistication.