Adams Named Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Framework Program Manager

RICHMOND, VA. – October 2021 – Kantara Initiative, Inc., has announced the hiring of Lynzie Adams as manager of its Trust Framework Operations Program (TFOP). Kantara is a leading global consortium improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice.

“There is a growing global market demand for independently assessed Trust Mark services for digital identity,” said Kay Chopard, Executive Director at Kantara. “A Kantara Trust Mark provides business and public sector customers with confidence that the digital identity solutions they procure have been assessed and been found conformant to a set of Kantara-defined criteria specific to the global de facto NIST SP 800-63-3 and ISO standards.” 

Adams will serve as the key contact for organizations seeking Kantara Trust Mark approval. She has 15 years of experience in the education and industry association fields and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education.  Kay Chopard: “With dozens of organizations applying for – or going through – the assessment program it is vital that we continue to offer dedicated support to help each one get the maximum value from Kantara. Lynzie brings a wealth of experience in Program Management which will benefit all our members.”

For more program information visit: https://kantarainitiative.org/trustoperations/ 

Kantara operates conformity assessment, assurance and grants of Trust Marks against de-jure standards under TFOP for companies seeking conformance to NIST 800-63-3. It is the industry’s leading third-party assessment program that approves Credential Service Providers (CSPs) and accredits Assessors for digital identity and privacy solutions.

About the Kantara Initiative Trust Framework

 Kantara Initiative’s Trust Framework Operations Program offers three Classes of Approval that enable CSPs to gain approval of their Identity and Credential Management Services as meeting NIST 800-63 rev.3 requirements. Kantara’s program grows markets by improving the manageability, quality and repeatability of key components of the identity infrastructure. Kantara is the premier Trust Framework Provider aligned with the US National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program as well as similar initiatives outside the US.