Standard Validates Identity Proofing and Passwordless Service Meets the Highest Standards for Security, Availability and Confidentiality

SOMERSET, N.J., Oct. 19, 2022 – 1Kosmos, the only company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced it has received a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification. This certification validates that 1Kosmos, which provides identity proofing and passwordless as a cloud service, maintains effective system level controls that ensure the security of its platform.

This is the latest in a series of certifications the company has received including support for the  FIDO Alliance FIDO2  for strong and multi factor authentication, Kantara Initiative NIST SP 800-63 rev.3 for credential management, ISO 27001 for the handling and retention of sensitive data, and iBeta Quality Assurance for biometrics accuracy. 

1Kosmos has previously received SOC 2 Type I certification. SOC 2 Type II reports on the description of controls provided by the management of the service organization, attests that the controls are suitably designed and implemented, and attests to the operating effectiveness of the controls.

“1Kosmos is committed to delivering standards-based and transparent solutions that address customers identity verification and passwordless challenges for both workforces and customers,” said Hemen Vimadalal, CEO of 1Kosmos. “SOC 2 Type II certification provides customers and prospects yet another measure of confidence that the BlockID platform has been externally audited and validated to meet the strictest industry standards for security, availability, and confidentiality.”  

1Kosmos BlockID is a live biometric driven, distributed digital identity platform that helps organizations establish with certainty the identity of individuals who are accessing their systems, applications and data, on a continuous basis, while supporting secure multi-factor passwordless authentication to online services. BlockID also provides organizations with secure, automated employee onboarding with self service identity proofing to corporate applications, data and resources. 1Kosmos establishes with certainty the identity of individuals accessing consumer, corporate and government systems, applications and data. 

An audit conducted by Deloitte confirmed that 1Kosmos meets the security Trust Services Criteria established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  For more information on SOC 2 Type II certification, visit: 

https://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/frc/assuranceadvisoryservices/sorhome.html.  

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About 1Kosmos

1Kosmos enables passwordless access for workers, customers and citizens to securely transact with digital services. By unifying identity proofing and strong authentication, the BlockID platform creates a distributed digital identity that prevents identity impersonation, account takeover and fraud while delivering frictionless user experiences. BlockID is the only NIST, FIDO2, and iBeta biometrics certified platform that performs millions of authentications daily for some of the largest banks, telecommunications and healthcare organizations in the world. The company is funded by Forgepoint Capital and Gula Tech Adventures with headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.1kosmos.com and follow us  on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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