National innovation award
13/3/07: Lockstep Technologies was a winner in the ICT Secrets of Innovation competition.
Stepwise uses smartcards to de-identify highly sensitive transactions, such as e-health record entries, welfare entitlements and payments instructions, e-voting and so on, radically enhancing privacy, security and safety for consumers online. With Stepwise,
- identifiers cannot be cloned, counterfeited, or illicitly copied from one card to another
- transactions are sealed with their respective identifiers, contain the bare minimum personal information, and cannot be cross-linked with each other
- every transaction bears a tamper-proof "pedigree", proving it originated from an authentic smartcard carrying a bona fide identifier, used with the consent of the cardholder.