ValidIDy / MDAV

Lockstep Technologies developed one of the world’s first Verifiable Credentials wallets under contract to the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security. “Mobile Device Attributes Validation” (MDAV) was a three phase commercialisation project hosted by the Kantara Initiative Identity & Privacy Incubator. MDAV launched in the market as “ValidIDy“. Lockstep is the only Australian company to be awarded a DHS Science & Technology cyber security contract.

The MDAV Homeland Security Project

Over 2016-19 Lockstep was contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, through the Kantara Identity and Privacy Incubator and the Rutgers University CCICADA develop the Mobile Device Attributes Validation (MDAV) wallet for First Responders.

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ValidIDy Data Capsules, KNOW Identity 2019

We presented the complete ValidIDy “capsule” verifiable credential solution to the 2019 KNOW Identity conference, Las Vegas, 2019.

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Assorted ValidIDy and MDAV presentations

ValidIDy and MDAV have been presented in various forums.

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How to decentralise PKI

MDAV used a decentralised community PKI anchored by a private root CA. Each community in the MDAV family is free to set its own rules. The structure is hierarchical without being dictatorial.

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MDAV in the news

Lockstep’s Stephen Wilson on a More Secure Approach to Cyber Identity,  an interview published by CCICADA—the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis—a U.S. Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence. 

“What we need to do is get better at proving specific things that matter about people in specific contexts. We need ways of presenting specific attributes such that the data cannot be stolen and replayed.”

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