Sweden looks to Cybercom for e-identification system
IT security specialist Cybercom Group has won a contract to provide e-identification services to Sweden.
The contract runs for three years, with an option for two more years. The value of the contract is estimated to be approximately US $4.63 million (SEK 30 million).
“We are very proud to be given the opportunity to build the security foundation that is essential for the entire e-society,” Björn Lindeberg, Business Manager, Cybercom said. “This contract further strengthens our leading position in the field of federations – a cornerstone of identity solutions for a connected world, where security should not lock things away but instead create opportunities for collaboration.”
According to the company, Cybercom will develop secure infrastructure for Swedish e-governance and the assignment consists of development in 2013, as well as hosting and application management during 2014-2016.
“This assignment demonstrates Cybercom’s unique position within IT-security. We are assisting the EIdentification Board with a new platform for electronic identities, intended to allow citizens to use their digital identity (their eID, security token or similar) in a simpler and more flexible way,” Bo Strömqvist, Head of Sales, Cybercom Group said. “The technology also means that organisations can rely on each other’s logins so that we as users are given the opportunity of so-called single sign-on for various government agencies, as well as integration of cloud services in a secure way.”
A recent BiometricUpdate.com research note suggests a systematic approach is needed to implement eID programs, as demand for these technologies has increased, but so too have challenges in issuance, usability and accuracy.