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[23.01.2018]

SkIDentity realises the “ID“ in FIDO

[Michelau/Berlin, January 23rd 2018] After supporting various international identity documents in compliance with the eIDAS-Regulation in last autumn, the multiple awarded and certified SkIDentity Service (https://skidentity.com) now also provides support for so called FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) U2F (Universal Second Factor) tokens. This allows that „Cloud Identities“, which have been derived from an electronic identity document (eID) can now be protected by an additional cryptographic hardware token. Through SkIDentity the modern FIDO security technology can now not only be used for strong authentication, but also for trustworthy identities.

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[28.09.2017]

SkIDentity offers „eID for free!“

[Michelau, September 28th 2017] Against the background of the recently started initiative „Strong Authentication – now!“ and on the occasion of the successfully completed notification of the online identification function of the German eID card, the multi-award-winning and certified SkIDentity Service (https://skidentity.com) can now be used free of charge. The prerequisite for this is that the registration at the SkIDentity-Management-Service takes place during the "European Cyber Security Month" (October 1st – 31th 2017) and the productive commissioning of the service will conclude in 2017.

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[20.09.2017]

SkIDentity enables eIDAS and provides cross-border service for strong authentication and identification

[Berlin, September 20th 2017] The multiple awarded and certified SkIDentity Service (https://skidentity.com) today has activated the necessary functionality for the implementation of the eIDAS-Regulation and now enables strong authentication and identification with various international identification documents in cross-border processes.

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[07.06.2017]

Secure Login for Trusted Cloud Services with German electronic identity card using SkIDentity

[Michelau, June 07th 2017] In accordance with the cyber security strategy of the Federal Government and the relevant recommendations of the Federal Office for Information Security, German eID Card (“Personalausweis”) can now be used with SkIDentity for secure login at the Trusted Cloud Portal (https://trusted-cloud.de).

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[22.11.2016]

Bavarian Innovation Award 2016 for SkIDentity as start of digitalization initiative “BayernID”

[Michelau, November 22nd 2016] After numerous international awards last year and the successful completion of relevant certification procedures, ecsec GmbH was distinguished last night for "SkIDentity – Mobile eID as a Service" with the renowned Bavarian Innovation Award 2016. The award, which was handed over by the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, together with the President of the Bavarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Dr. Eberhard Sasse, and the President of the Bavarian Chamber of Crafts, Georg Schlagbauer, marks the start of the "BayernID" initiative – the digitization campaign of the Bavarian economy based on trustworthy identities.

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[29.09.2016]

SkIDentity certified by BSI according to ISO 27001 and by TÜViT according to Trusted Cloud Privacy Profile

[Berlin, September 29th 2016] ecsec GmbH today has received the certificate according to the "Trusted Cloud Privacy Profile for Cloud Services" (TCDP), issued by the certification body of TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÜViT), for the highest protection class III. Furthermore the Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) has certified the "Secure Cloud Infrastructure (SkIDentity)" in accordance with ISO 27001 based on IT Baseline Protection (BSI-IGZ-250).

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[12.01.2016]

SkIDentity uses certified Open eCard App

[Michelau, January 12th 2016] SkIDentity uses the new version of the Open eCard App, which has recently be certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) according to its technical guideline BSI TR-03124 (eID-Client). The certificate, which has been awarded the very first time to an Open Source component and without any failures in the conformity report, is valid until December 8th 2020 and enables the trustworthy use of electronic identity (eID) cards and other smart cards in SkIDentity with Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

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