Kantara Initiative’s Trust Status List Grows

PISCATAWAY, NJ–(August, 2015) – Kantara Initiative is proud to announce that Kimble & Associates is now a Kantara-Accredited Assessor with the ability to perform Kantara Service Assessments at Assurance Levels 1, 2 and 3, in the USA jurisdiction.

Additionally, Electrosoft, one of the Kantara Accredited Assessors received a new grant of Trustmark to continue performing Kantara Service Assessments at Assurance Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, in the USA and Canada jurisdictions.

Joni Brennan, Kantara Executive Director said, “The Kantara Accredited Assessor community of experts is growing and we are delighted to welcome Kimble & Associates as the newest Kantara Accredited Assessor. Furthermore, Electrosoft has garnered re-Accreditation demonstrating proven leadership.”

Ray Kimble, President of Kimble & Associates said “With this certification, we’re excited to continue to drive the vision of a more secure identity ecosystem. By aligning with initiatives like Connect.gov, NSTIC and FICAM, businesses and government agencies have more secure and privacy-enhancing choices to enable next generation identity solutions and offer streamlined access for the public. At the end of the day, it’s about making it easier and more secure to conduct business online.”

To learn more about Kimble & Associates, please visit www.kimbleassociates.com

Dr. J. Greg Hanson, Electrosoft’s Vice President of Operations said “Electrosoft is proud to renew our role as a Kantara Accredited Assessor.  We view Kantara’s position as a trust framework provider as critical to enabling the widespread adoption of reusable strong online credentials. As Electrosoft has done for the previous three years for our Kantara clients, we look forward to providing both assessment and consulting support to help grow this secure and trusted community.”

To learn more about Electrosoft, please visit www.electrosoft-inc.com

Kantara Initiative, as a global organization, represents a neutral platform to address the converging Identity Ecosystem interests of the private sector and governments. Kantara Initiative provides spaces for development of industry policies and standards, with the aim of innovating solutions that apply at the global scale.

Kantara Initiative, a US Federal Trust Framework Provider, Accredits Assessors, Approves Credential and Component Service Providers (CSPs) at Levels of Assurance 1, 2 and 3 to issue and manage trusted credentials for ICAM and industry Trust Framework ecosystems.

Kantara Initiative members have the opportunity to profile the core Identity Assurance Framework for applicability to their specific communities of trust. Industry leaders join Kantara to increase industry visibility, create strategic relationships, follow the international trends, access to Identity Management tech and policy experts, benefit from a lightweight set of tools and policies to support work streams, and gain access to international organizations OECD, ISO & ITU-T, among others.

About Kantara Initiative

Kantara Initiative is a membership non-profit organization that provides strategic vision and real world innovation for the digital identity transformation.  Developing initiatives including: Identity Relationship ManagementUser Managed Access (EIC Award Winner for Innovation in Information Security 2014), Identities of Things, and Minimum Viable Consent Receipt, Kantara Initiative connects a global, open, and transparent leadership community. 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.