The Kantara Initiative announced that Electrosoft is the latest Kantara-Accredited Assessor able to perform Kantara Service Assessments at Assurance Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. The certification provides a way for relying parties to understand the trustworthiness of electronic identity credentials issued at commonly agreed levels of assurance. Electrosoft is an IT service provider.
The identity assurance framework specifies the verification and proofing checks that credential service providers carry out on entities, the way that providers run their services and how the organizations are assessed by accredited assessors to verify they are operating their services in conformance with their proclaimed levels of assurance and the stated terms of service.
Based on adoption of the identity assurance framework, Kantara has been approved by the U.S. Federal Government Federal Identity Credential and Access Management team as a Trust Framework Provider qualified to operate at Assurance Levels 1, 2 and 3 non-crypto.
Kantara-Approved Services are qualified to issue and manage credentials that can interoperate and access U.S. Government online services such as National Institute of Health research libraries or Veterans Association benefits.
Kantara Initiative also actively works with international governments in regions including North America, Europe and Pan-Asia, to align this program for multi-jurisdictional adoption.
The Kantara Initiative Assurance Review Board reviews applicant Assessors to ensure applicants have the skills, knowledge, experience and processes necessary to reliably perform assessments of Credential Service Providers on the behalf of Kantara Initiative.