Criterion is currently re-defining federated online identity and access management by binding user credentials and identity attribute verification to improve online security user account creation, and login experiences.
Criterion received a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) pilot grant from the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As one of the five NSTIC Pilot grant projects, Criterion is implementing the ID Dataweb (IDW) Attribute Exchange Network (AXN) to promote user trust, security, and privacy. The goal of Criterion’s pilot is to allow users to replace passwords and manage identity attributes with enhanced privacy, while enabling individuals to prove online that they are who they claim to be.
The Criterion NSTIC pilots demonstrate a future where individuals can voluntarily choose to obtain a secure, interoperable, and privacy-enhancing from a variety of service providers – both public and private – to authenticate themselves online for different types of transactions (e.g., online Government services, sending certified email, online banking, accessing electronic health records, etc.).
Criterion’s expertise includes:
- ID Dataweb (IDW) Attribute Exchange Network (AXN) – an online Internet-scale gateway for Relying Parties (RPs) to efficiently and affordably access user-asserted, permissioned, and verified online identity credentials and attributes from third party providers (Attribute Providers (APs) and/or Identity Providers (IdPs))
- Online identity verification service
- Online Internet-scale gateway
Criterion’s implementation of the IDW AXN will verify and bind an individual’s physical and digital identity credentials and attributes to validate online consumer identity to a level commensurate with the value of the information system being accessed. Improved online trust will increase the number and speed of online transactions while reducing transaction risk and cost, and enhancing end user privacy. New services will be enabled, existing markets will be expanded, and fraud will be mitigated.