This spring, a national digital identity laboratory was created by several private and public partners, with DIACC and In-Sec-M.
The Canadian non-profit organization will provide the resources and independence necessary to create a neutral, healthy and secure environment conducive to promoting, validating and maintaining compliance and technical interoperability between and with the different elements of the digital identity layer.
Pierre A. Roberge, co-founder of the laboratory and member of In-Sec-M, explains: “The laboratory wants to raise awareness, activate demand and accelerate the adoption of digital identity solutions. The laboratory will help public and private entities by taking charge of the technical activities of compliance, interoperability, certification and support for communities of interest. ”
The adoption and integration of interoperable digital identity solutions will be supported through the provision to subscribers of a collection of test benches, representing different combinations of credentials, identity system and service and model governance.
“In-Sec-M is a Canadian leader in cybersecurity,” noted DIACC President Joni Brennan. “We are looking forward to working together toward building an innovation ecosystem that serves as a model for the rest of the world.”
“The Laboratory is a unique opportunity for Gatineau,” said the Chair of the Commission on Economic Development, Jean-François LeBlanc. The business plan has been finalized and several large provinces and companies have already shown interest in the Laboratory’s services. This project fits perfectly with the orientations of the council’s program, which wants Gatineau to provide strong leadership and innovate in matters of economic development. ”
About the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) (www.diacc.ca)
The DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canada’s full and secure participation in the global digital economy. The DIACC was created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review and members include representatives from both the federal and provincial levels of government as well as private sector leaders.
About In-Sec-M (www.insecm.ca)
The Canadian cluster of the cybersecurity industry, In-Sec-M is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the cybersecurity industry, as well as increase the innovation, commercialization and growth capabilities of businesses in the field. Founded in 2017, the organization has been recognized by the Governments of Quebec and Canada as a Cybersecurity Excellence Centre.
About the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada (www.didlab.ca)
The Digital Identity Laboratory (DIDLab) is a Canadian non-profit organization that brings together public and private entities in order to accelerate the adoption of user-centric digital identity solutions by promoting compliance and interoperability components.