July 10, 2012, Piscataway, NJ – Kantara Initiative is proud to announce that Europoint is now a Kantara-Accredited Assessor with the ability to perform Kantara Service Assessments at Assurance Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. Europoint is approved to perform Kantara Assessments in the jurisdictions of Sweden and Europe. With this Accreditation, Kantara and Europoint are well positioned to provide Trust Framework Approval programs to European markets.
Joni Brennan, Kantara Executive Director said, “Kantara Initiative is dedicated to enabling verified trust in identity services via our Credential Service Provider Approval Program. We are pleased to welcome Europoint as a new Kantara-Accredited Assessor.” View our growing list of Kantara-Accredited Assessors and Approved Services: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/x/pAKDAg
Björn Sjöholm, CEO and Lead Auditor at Europoint said, “Becoming Accredited Assessors for Kantara is a natural and inspiring step for Europoint. As experienced IT-auditors and Information Security consultants we believe that assurance for identity providers is an important and challenging task for the industry.”
To learn more about Europoint, please visit http://europoint.se
The Kantara Assurance Program is based on the Identity Assurance Framework (IAF), which defines criteria setting minimum requirements for trusted management, operation and technical conformity of credential services. Kantara-Accredited Assessors perform assessments of Credential Service Providers based on the IAF’s Service Assessment Criteria (SAC) and provide a Kantara Assessment Report (KAR) to the Kantara Assurance Review Board, that develops a final Recommendation to the Board of Trustees for the grant of a Kantara Trustmark for Approved Services.
Kantara Initiative has it in its mission to further harmonize and extend the Identity Assurance program to address multiple industries and international jurisdictions. Kantara Initiative is already approved as a US Federal Trust Framework Provider. Kantara-Approved Services are qualified to issue and manage credentials that can interoperate and access US Government on-line services such as National Institute of Health (NIH) research libraries or Veterans Association (VA) benefits.
Kantara is accepting applications for Assessor Accreditation and Credential Service Approval.
To learn more about the program, please visit http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/x/EYCYAQ
About Kantara Initiative
Kantara Initiative is an industry and community organization that enables trust in identity services through our compliance programs, requirements development, and information sharing among communities including: industry, research & education, government agencies and international stakeholders.
Europoint offers consultancy services and specialist competency within Information- and IT-security. Europoint offers IT-audit and advisory services and is by Payment Card Industry (PCI) an approved QSA and PA-QSA company, and by Pan Nordic Card (PNC) a recognized lab.
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