Government identity document schemes are significant investments in new national infrastructure. The ID cards and electronic passports deployed by such schemes need to support many years, often decades, of issuance and in the field usage. The security of government schemes is paramount, and nation states need to protect the integrity of these schemes by having control over every element.
MULTOS offers the option for national governments to deploy their own MULTOS scheme and operate their own Key Management Authority managing their own specially manufactured MULTOS devices. These MULTOS devices are, of course, 100% compatible and interoperable with all the off-the-shelf MULTOS applications, including those designed specifically for government use.
The ICAO LDS application, supporting both Basic Access Control and Extended Access Control, is used to deploy electronic passports that will be internationally accepted. The PIV application is in accordance with the US government FIPS201 specifications, and may be deployed for federal government or non-federal government card programmes. Most government programmes also include applications such as biometrics or PKI. MULTOS already supports many of these applications, or they can be easily developed.
MULTOS can secure systems against cybercrimes
Cybercrimes are on the rise costing businesses up to $400 billion annually according Lloyds of London. The annualized cost for 252 benchmarked organizations is $7.7 million per year. Recent studies and surveys also reveal that unauthorized access resulting from weak, default or stolen passwords are on the increase.
DeltaCrypt, a MULTOS member, specializes in securing access to servers and has been involved with data security since 2000. Its DUSKWatch Authentication solution adds an essential layer of security to protect traditional or virtual networks with strong two-factor authentication.
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