Lockstep

Mobile: +61 (0) 414 488 851
Email: swilson@lockstep.com.au

Towards a uniform solution to identity theft

Id theft affects not only individuals: e-businesses have identities too. Increasingly, analysts around the world recognise that only smartcard technologies can combat phishing and website fraud as well as end user id theft.

Everybody's talking about identity theft. And many banks and other institutions are doing something about it, through a plethora of new customer identification technologies. But identity is critical at both ends of most Internet transactions. Organisations as well as customers have identities; the twin scourges of phishing and website ghosting in effect steal an organisation's identity. Unfortunately, very few of the new id technologies can secure the identity of the organisation which issues them.

This Lockstep whitepaper examines all important id solutions, and shows that only smartcard technologies combat phishing and ghosting, while also safeguarding customers against identity theft.