Kantara Initiative, a global identity initiative community, announced today that SecureKey Technologies, a leading provider of identity and authentication solutions for simplifying consumer access to online applications, has joined the Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees. SecureKey joins innovators on the Kantara Board from CA Technologies, Experian, IEEE Standards Association, Internet Society, ForgeRock, Nomura Research Institute, and Radiant Logic.
SecureKey eliminates the need to store passwords by securely linking consumer ID to trusted devices, while providing consumers with the choice, control and convenience over how they access the services they want. The company brings a wealth of expertise to Kantara Initiative in areas including identity federation, Privacy by Design, multifactor authentication, security architecture and Internet of Things.
SecureKey recently announced the launch of its SecureKey Concierge service in the United States, which allows consumers to choose a trusted credential they already have and use frequently, eliminating the need for additional usernames and passwords. Coupled with user-centric privacy protection to prevent tracking of consumer data and online activities, the SecureKey Concierge service promotes increased use of web-based services by allowing consumers to securely and confidently conduct transactions online.
“Kantara Initiative is vital to bringing together public sector and industry partners to collaborate and form standards in identity federation with protocols like OpenID Connect and UMA,” said Andre Boysen, Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey. “SecureKey shares Kantara Initiative’s commitment to building a more trustworthy digitally connected experience, and we’re thrilled to join other members to make this a reality.”
Kantara Initiative influences innovation within Identity Management to build a global identity services market. Kantara Initiative helps organizations to set strategies for the establishment of verified trust in the use of digital identities for business and government services by collaborating with industry to develop research, innovations, and Trust and Interoperability Programs with global focus and application.
“We’re pleased to welcome SecureKey as a Kantara Initiative Trustee and an industry leader demonstrating that Identity Management must be supported by open standards development with the benefit of multi-stakeholder expertise,” said Joni Brennan, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative.
SecureKey is a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications. The privacy-enhancing SecureKey Concierge Service™ is a next generation identity and authentication network for conveniently connecting people to critical online services using a digital credential they already have and trust. SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. The company is backed by a world-class group of venture and corporate investors that include strategic investments from Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Rogers Venture Partners, and Intel Capital.
About Kantara Initiative: Developing initiatives including: Identity Relationship Management, User Managed Access (EIC Award Winner for Innovation in Information Security 2014), Identities of Things, and Minimum Viable Consent Receipt, Kantara Initiative connects industry and government leaders to drive strategic insights and innovation for IoT, access control, context, and consent. For more information visit http://kantarainitiative.org.