Innovation in Identity Management for DHS

 

DHS has awarded CST a multi-year contract for the development of innovative next generation remote identity proofing methods, which includes advancing a patent-pending composite identity model that CST has had in development for more than three years. This on-going project validates how multiple identity proofing methods can be combined to exponentially strengthen the overall level of identity assurance. This type of research and development in identity management and cyber security demonstrates CST‘s long term commitment, since its founding in 1999, to successfully bring relevant incubating technologies to market.

The composite identity model map-reduces all available knowledge about an identity to one composite identity score for each applicant, similar to the FICO number that credit agencies use as a measure of an individual’s credit worthiness. Government and commercial use includes a variety of high-scoring identification verification methods or technologies, which will be further developed for more widespread use. Currency-style block chain technology will be one of the means by which composite identities are distributed and mutually trusted. The composite identity model is also packaged as a plug-in for Web site builders requiring turn-key identity proofing.