The Slandala Company has officially become an accredited Kantara Initiative assessor. The Kantara Initiative offers independent technology assessments to companies that need to comply with the strict identity guidelines established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The new certification allows Slandala Company to carry out those assessments, and attests to the expertise and the skill of Slandala’s staff. The company will evaluate digital solutions using Kantara’s Class of Approval standards. Solutions that complete the process will receive a Trust Mark that serves as proof of the accomplishment.
As it stands, all government agencies in the U.S. are required to uphold NIST standards. An independent evaluation can therefore be essential for any technology provider that needs to ensure NIST compliance to secure a contract with one of those agencies. Kantara itself became an authorized Trust Framework Provider in 2011.
“Kantara assessor accreditation is important to us because clients are considering Kantara approval to earn the Trust Mark,” said Slandala owner James Jung. “They want to use the Kantara Trust Framework to extend their services to a wider variety of applications and users.”
The news comes just over a month after IDEMIA joined Kantara’s Board of Directors. The NIST itself performs the Face Recognition Vendor Test to evaluate the accuracy and speed of different facial recognition solutions.
April 28, 2020 – by Eric Weiss