Lockstep can help develop strategies for smartcards around various themes, such as using them as containers for digital credentials, streamlining and transforming PKI using embedded keys, and anonymising health records, government transactions, and other services.

Lockstep’s concepts represent true breakthroughs in Internet security and consumer privacy.

Privacy solutions based on smartcards and embedded PKI

Lockstep researches novel security and privacy solutions based on smartcards and embedded PKI.  Since 2005 our proposals for anonymous e-health records, Internet voting, and national identity protection have been presented to numerous international and peer-reviewed conferences.

Lockstep has been engaged to give smartcard advice by clients including:

  • A national retail chain (we did a forensic review of their loyalty card chip supplier)
  • Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner (designed and delivered a training program on smartcards in health & welfare)
  • The Westpac Trust Centre (undertook a market scan and drafted the smartcard product strategy)
  • South Australia Health (developed strategy and PKI documentation for health provider authentication)
  • National eHealth Transition Authority, NeHTA (developed the business case for national healthcare provider smartcard system; later acted as PKI Manager for rollout)
  • Australian Government Information Management Office, AGIMO (national smartcard framework; see below)

Stephen was engaged by AGIMO as Consulting Editor on the new Australian Government Smartcard Framework. He wrote original material on the business benefits of smartcards, the smartcard technology stack, interface specifications, and delivered recommendations on the adoption of FIPS 201.

See Smartcards Library