1Kosmos BlockID platform recognized as digital identity service provider for all use cases; Certification reinforces company’s commitment to supporting all leading global identity standards
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct 24, 2023 — 1Kosmos, the company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced the 1Kosmos BlockID platform has received certification for the UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (UKDIATF), which validates identity and authentication service providers meet security and privacy standards for protecting users’ privacy and data. 1Kosmos is already certified to the leading digital identity verification standards including NIST 800-63-3 via Kantara, FIDO2 and iBeta biometrics.
The UKDIATF’s goal is to ensure that digital identities are trustworthy, secure and interoperable, and that they can be used confidently across various private and public sectors and services. The 1Kosmos BlockID platform has been certified as a digital Identity Service Provider (IDSP) and Attribute Service Provider (ASP) under UKDIATF.
The certification provides organizations the trust and confidence of knowing that 1Kosmos BlockID complies with the UK government’s security standards, while providing trustworthy remote identity verification and a user-friendly experience to reduce the risk of fraud for businesses.
“UKDIATF defines standards for organizations providing or using digital identity services to ensure a consistent approach to digital identity verification, minimizing risks associated with identity fraud or misuse,” said Huzefa Olia, COO of 1Kosmos. “This certification provides further proof that the BlockID platform meets the most stringent requirements for identity providers around the world, while ensuring user data security and privacy are maintained at the highest levels.”
1Kosmos BlockID automates, meets and exceeds the requirements of the UKDIATF verification process which requires the system to enable a user to take a selfie and photo of their identity document, validate the document’s authenticity, and run checks against the CIFAS database (Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System), credit history, electoral roll, and politically exposed person (PEP) registry. Once a user passes these checks, their session is approved.
About 1Kosmos BlockID
The 1Kosmos BlockID identity verification and multifactor authentication platform combines biometrics with a private blockchain to generate a verified digital identity for each end user. The solution registers a user’s face biometrics using liveness detection and a selfie video, triangulates their biographic data from verified credentials, and binds that information to a reusable identity wallet. From there, the user can log into their accounts with a blink and a smile. The platform has attained certification to NIST 800-63-3 via Kantara, FIDO2 and iBeta’s DEA EPCS guidelines, and offers a range of applications, including employee/ customer onboarding, non-phishable passwordless MFA into digital services, and even official ID for citizens through a Credential Service Provider managed service.
1Kosmos enables passwordless access for workers, customers and residents 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 800-63-3 via Kantara, 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 East Brunswick, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.1kosmos.com and follow us on X and LinkedIn.
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