BizSecure’s Pandemic Response Toolkit (PRT) was built upon our existing ID scanning and blockchain individual verifiable credential solutions. PRT is comprised of our technology, coupled with a strong partner network of online concierge medical offices and FDA-approved testing laboratories. The PRT represents a comprehensive solution that facilitates regulatory compliance and individual, privacy-focused, COVID status information sharing. PRT provides individuals complete control over the information they choose to share, while also providing business owners with an anonymous, data-gathering tool that will help them assess and mitigate their COVID-19 risk, within the scope of their local jurisdictions.
After witnessing the wide spread of this deadly virus, countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Canada have been working on finding a solution that can restore trust in communities around the world. As leaders like the former Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, advised in his latest call for action regarding the COVID-19 crisis, “The task of restoring trust in our communities is just as significant as finding a vaccine for that deadly virus.”
Credentials are already a part of our daily lives; driver’s licenses are used to assert that we are capable of operating a motor vehicle, university degrees can be used to assert our level of education, and government-issued passports enable us to travel between countries.
Our solution utilizes blockchain technology to ensure that each credential is decentralized, cryptographically secure, privacy respecting, and verifiable.
BizSecure uses the power of blockchain technology to empower citizens through self-sovereign identity (SSI). IDS contains a user-centric digital wallet that gives you ownership and control over your own identity. In a world of uncertainty, BizSecure IDS offers real control and a practical way to manage your official records.
Your digital wallet can contain official records that you’ve accumulated over the years, academic achievements, professional certifications, and government documents.
IDS protects your digital documents with security, privacy, and convenience. IDS will enable you to receive, protect, and share your records digitally with anyone on our network. We offer a secure and convenient method for your records to be verified using blockchain technology.
In order to design and deploy a solution at the necessary speed and scale, organizations are calling on the world’s governments, healthcare organizations, tech companies, and innovators to collaborate on COVID-19 credentials, with a focus on three areas:
Define a set of immediately useful verifiable credentials and the technical requirements for issuing and verifying them. Focus on very specific trust problems unique to the COVID-19 pandemic. Investigate and understand the unintended consequences of their use.
Design and publish a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, as well as what levels of assurance they will provide about the security and privacy of the data.
Cooperate on advancing, existing, verifiable credential-focused, open source technology such that a greater number of organizations can more easily make use of it.
BizSecure is working with organizations around the globe to provide a realistic, scalable solution in this time of crisis.
Healthcare facilities and COVID-19 testing centers could start issuing digitally-signed credentials about a patient’s COVID-19 status directly to their smartphones.
With a quick touchless scan of a QR code, that individual can prove that he or she is currently virus-free or has been vaccinated (once that is available).
True to the spirit of verifiable credentials, this certificate could contain no personally identifiable information—meaning privacy and confidentiality can be preserved at all times—while still providing strong cryptographic proof that the credential belongs to that person.
This type of digital credential would be massively harder to fake or spoof than any paper or plastic credential. And it can be issued in seconds—and revoked in seconds if that individual’s COVID-19 status changes.
Promiscuous sharing of identity attributes has long been a primary weakness in identity management. IDS is built to support the use of sharing as little information as possible to give each identity holder the ability to control and secure their personal information. This is called minimal disclosure.
IDS’ minimal disclosure is enabled through a cryptographic technique called Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKP). ZKPs are cryptographic techniques that allow users to share information without relinquishing their security and privacy. ZKPs use cryptography to prove a statement from party A (known as a prover) to party B (known as a verifier) without revealing anything else.
Using ZKPs, IDS allows people to prove things about themselves, based on verifiable claims, without having to reveal the claim itself. An example would be someone proving that they can unlock a 4-digit combination lock without providing the four numbers that they used.
Blockchain provides trust based on mathematics, on cryptology, in that you can be virtually 100% sure that the record added to the chain is verified and immutable. SSI leverages this ability of Blockchain to ensure that credentials are issued by trusted institutions and that those credentials have not been modified.
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a term used to describe the digital movement that recognizes that an individual should own and control their identity without the intervening administrative authorities.
SSI allows people to interact within the digital world with the same freedom and capacity for trust as they do in their offline world. Everyone including businesses has different relationships or unique sets of identifying information. This information might be ones like your birthdate, citizenship, university degrees, or business licenses. In the physical world, these items are represented as cards or certificates that are held by the identity holder in a wallet or in a safe place. These items are presented when the individual has to prove their identity or something about their identity. SSI brings identical freedoms and private autonomy to the web with a safe and trustworthy system of identity management.
SSI means the individual (or organization) manages their identity and controls access to those credentials, digitally. With SSI, the ability to regulate personal data resides with the individual, and not a governing third party granting or tracking access to those credentials. The SSI identity system gives you the flexibility to use your digital wallet and authenticate your own identity using the credentials you have received. You will no longer have to provide non-public information to dozens of databases whenever you would like to access new goods and services, thereby increasing the chance that hackers will steal your identity. This model of identity management is called “self-sovereign” identity because every individual is now in control of their own identity—they are their own sovereign nation. People can control their personal information and status. A person’s digital existence is now independent of any organization: no one can take their identity away.
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