1Kosmos Announces Partnership with Focal Point
1Kosmos, the only cybersecurity solution to combine digital identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced a new partnership with Focal Point Data Risk, LLC (“Focal Point”), a leading cybersecurity services firm. Together, Focal Point and 1Kosmos will bring to market a complete solution for organizations looking to embrace a decentralized identity model, leveraging the power of a private, encrypted blockchain to enable digital identity proofing with advanced biometrics.
Decentralized identity models use technologies such as blockchain or decentralized ledgers to store identity data securely across disparate nodes or participants, reducing the dependence on centralized stores of identity data. Instead, its distributed and transparent architecture carries the potential to increase trust, resiliency, and efficiency.
1Kosmos is widely seen as an innovator in this space, offering novel approaches for both workforce and customer (CIAM) applications.1Kosmos solutions allows organizations to quickly secure and verify identities, eliminate usernames and passwords, and grant secure and compliant access to users. Combined with Focal Point’s strength in IAM modernization, CIAM, and IAM program design, the two companies are poised to bring transformative identity solutions to the market.
“We are very excited about the potential to leverage the tremendous depth and breadth of Focal Point’s Identity/Security experience. The BlockID platform was built to deploy quickly and with great partners like Focal Point we’ll see passwords start to come to an end for many happy customers,” said Steve Schoenhaus, Director of Channel Development for 1Kosmos.
“Focal Point has a reputation for working with the most innovative companies in access management, and 1Kosmos is no exception. We have seen a sharp rise in interest in decentralized identity, identity proofing, and passwordless authentication in recent months, and we’re excited to add 1Kosmos to our already robust community of supported technologies,” said Buck Bell, Executive Vice President of Technology Integration Services at Focal Point. “In the coming months and years, decentralized technologies will play an increasingly important role in modern IAM systems. With 1Kosmos, we’re ready to support our clients that are already looking to harness this revolutionary future.”
Focal Point has long been an IAM services provider of choice for the largest organizations in the financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, higher education, and government sectors. 1Kosmos’ flagship solution, BlockID, is an ideal fit for many of these same organizations.
1Kosmos is the world’s only cybersecurity solution that combines indisputable digital identity proofing with advanced biometric and passwordless authentication while storing user data encrypted in a private, permissioned blockchain. Its flagship solution, BlockID, offers the highest level of identity and authentication assurance in the market for the workforce and customers. The company is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.1kosmos.com and follow @1KosmosBlockID on Twitter.
About Focal Point
Focal Point Data Risk, a leading cybersecurity services provider, helps companies secure the future of their business. By integrating market-leading consulting, technology integration, and cyber workforce development services, Focal Point provides an end-to-end solution for security leaders looking to future-proof their companies against threats, changing data protection laws, and growing workforce shortages. Focal Point works with the largest and most innovative companies in the U.S., including 6 of the top 10 companies by revenue and more than half of the Fortune 50.