IDEMIA, global leader in Augmented Identity, and Cybernetica, leader in secure data transmissions and digital identity, partner up to offer governments and other interested parties a new two-in-one digital ID solution. „The solution aims to reinforce trust in mobile-based ID authentication and qualified signatures when using remote online services,” the compay says.
This partnership increases value for eService providers and citizens by offering strong mobile authentication and digital signatures. It enables reliable and convenient access to eServices regard-less of location, by turning a citizen’s smartphone or tablet into a highly-secure authentication and signing device.
Cybernetica’s technology, SplitKey, complements IDEMIA’s digital ID solutions based on biometrics in order to better meet the diverse needs of governments with a mobile-app and cloud-based approach. These solutions enable secure authentication and qualified signatures in accordance with the EU regulation (eIDAS).
SplitKey uses innovative cryptographic solutions. To ensure security, authentication and signing are only successful when all parts of the person’s credentials (i.e. private keys) – stored between their smart device and the SplitKey host’s server – act together across the devices. SplitKey currently assures 70 million transactions a month all over Europe, made by millions of users across hundreds of eServices.
„We are delighted to partner with Cybernetica, whose unique role in building the eGovernance eco-system in Estonia is a global reference. Establishing a secure authentication and eSignature via smartphones is becoming increasingly sought after by many citizens. Cybernetica’s technology fits perfectly with our Digital ID solutions so that we can always support governments as they roll out trusted ID systems among their populations,” says Pierre Lelièvre, IDEMIA Senior Vice President Digital Identity – Public Security & Identity.
Cybernetica has over 20-years of experience in building future-proof products that rely on research and development. The company has had an integral role in building Estonia’s unique e-governance ecosystem, notably the digital identity and secure data exchange infrastructure, and the secure internet voting system.
In the digital identity space, the company developed the concept for the original ID-card infra-structure along with supporting legislation in Estonia and has consulted various governments on the topic.
SplitKey technology was created by combining Cybernetica’s experiences in the digital identi-ty domain and strength in research and development in cryptography. Currently Cybernetica’s technologies are used in 35 countries all over the world, from Asia to North America to the Caribbe-an and more.