Unified Identity Proofing and Passwordless Authentication Platform is Shortlisted for Best Emerging Technology of 2022

SOMERSET, N.J., May 26, 2022 – 1Kosmos, the only company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced it has been recognized as an Excellence Award finalist in the Best Emerging Technology category for the 2022 SC Awards. Now in its 25th year, the SC Awards are cybersecurity’s most prestigious and competitive program. Finalists are recognized for outstanding solutions, organizations, and people driving innovation and success in information security.

“Being named a finalist for the coveted SC Awards is a tremendous honor,” said Hemen Vimadalal , CEO of 1Kosmos. “The ability of BlockID to eliminate the silos between identity verification and authentication not only makes passwordless access possible and secure, it also defeats virtually all forms of account compromise and fraud.”

According to the judges, “Cloud based 1Kosmos BlockID uniquely unifies user identity proofing (proving the individual is in fact who they claim to be) and authentication (establishing the authenticity of the individual). For users, BlockID eliminates the need for passwords. A one-time, mobile app driven onboarding process which combines certified, AI driven live biometrics and ID validation, gives them fast, secure, passwordless access to online applications, data and resources.”

“Excellence award finalists reflect astonishing levels of innovation across the information security industry, and underscore vendor resilience and responsiveness to a rapidly evolving threat landscape,” said Jill Aitoro, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance. “We are so proud to recognize leading products like 1Kosmos through a trusted program that continues to attract both new entrants and industry mainstays that come back year after year.”

The 2022 SC Awards were the most competitive to date, with a record 800 entries received across 38 categories – a 21% increase over 2021. Entries were judged by a world-class panel of industry leaders, from sectors including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, consulting, and education, among others. Winners will be announced during SC Awards week, scheduled to begin on August 22, 2022. A Meet the Winners networking reception celebration will take place during InfoSec World 2022, September 27th in Orlando, Florida.

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 with headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.1kosmos.com and follow us  on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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