Definition: The subject of Identity in the SCS Cluster essentially concerns digital identities and in particular those of a person; it is also an area which interconnects the individual and the organization. Each citizen owns his or her identity and the inherent data, but they may also be necessary for the purpose of public administration.
The notions of trust and relationships between digital identities give rise to methods of communication as well as security measures against the fraud, spoofing, modification, etc. of digital identities.

Key focuses: digital trust; “e-xxx” (e.g. e-government, e-banking and so forth); anonymization and protection of personal data; low power systems; toughened solutions and components; secure smart objects contactless or not; biometrics.

Challenges: The various objectives to meet in this area require facing up to a number of obstacles and challenges: “anonymization" methods; Interoperability; identity and information security; low power; prevention of security attacks; convergence towards harmonized systems, compatibility with standards and certifications.

Examples of existing and anticipated technologies:
- Authentication: SSL/TLS; SSO; OTP
- Security: PKI; biometrics; Open ID or Liberty Alliance.
- Database Management

Areas of application by key sectors or markets concerned:


Examples of collaborative projects in this area of interest:

By late 2009, the SCS Cluster had certified more than 20 projects concerning Identity. The most noteworthy include:

Neptune: Port hardware for badges, access to pontoons and utilities control (electricity and water).

Nexsafe: Development of a smart access control and protection solution for personnel specifically for severe industrial environments. 
COCAS: Development of a group of cryptographic cores including design techniques for asynchronous integrated circuits for processors used in contactless payment applications.
Development of hardware components for Secure Confidence Calculation aimed at hardware platforms (PC, telephone, TV decoders, etc.) supported by open OS.

Video-ID: Biometric facial recognition system using 3D technologies

MIOS 21: Development and implementation of a new standard of dynamic security and readers adapted to physical and logical access control.

GESTe: The GESTe project aims to put forward a certification methodology adapted to the payment terminals market and demonstrate the feasibility of a terminal meeting SEPA (Single Euro Payment Area) security requirements.

January 2018