Biometrics, Mark of the Beast, ID Trust
What is Global Smart ID?
- It’s a way to prove who you are, online. It is sometimes called remote
- The security industry tends to call it ‘federated ID’, or ‘single sign
- It’s already being used by the military, and large corporations.
- It starts by signing up with an Identity Provider (IdP), who will then
act as a go-between when you want to access services online, and are asked
to prove your ID. From proof of age, to driving entitlements, to
‘trustworthiness’, all of it can be confirmed by your IdP.
- It can be used for a number of applications with a number of form
factors – more industry speak for: you can use it for all sorts of things,
e.g. payments, tickets, opening doors (ie keys), accessing company records,
clocking into work, logging into the smart grid, etc, with a number of
gadgets and technologies (such as NFC, and biometric scanners) – there has
to be a chip involved, because this contains your encrypted ID including
biometrics. It’s likely this will be in a smartphone or smart card at first
(though the NSTIC is currently piloting use of rings or bracelets), but
eventually it would have to be sub-dermal, to avoid loss or theft.