SAFE Identity and Carillon Information Security Inc. have announced that Carillon has achieved cross-certification with the SAFE Identity Bridge Certification Authority (SIBCA), a cryptographic infrastructure that enables individuals, organisations and online services in the healthcare sector to trust each other’s digital identities for high assurance electronic transactions.
Carillon, provider of trusted PKI identity credentials for the aerospace industry, will now have the ability to issue digital certificates that will be trusted throughout the SAFE ecosystem. This certification was achieved under the recently announced SAFE Certificate Policy, a set of technical specifications, interoperability criteria, compliance guidelines and liability rules that govern the SAFE Identity Trust Framework.
SAFE is an industry consortium and certification body focused on expanding and standardising the use of PKI-based credentials employed for identity, confidentiality and data integrity in healthcare by enabling trust of digital credentials.
SIBCA provides the essential federated infrastructure that enables the recognition and trust of digital credentials issued by multiple identity providers and organizations. It establishes a balance across the federated SAFE ecosystem that ensures comparable levels of trust based on the underlying technology and governing requirements—a necessity for peer-to-peer interoperability and trust between its cross-certified members.
“In addition to their credential issuing services, PKI enablement tools and tangible knowledge of federated environments, Carillon brings its expertise in working with trusted and cross-certified certificates in aerospace to the SAFE Identity healthcare community,” said Kyle Neuman, managing director of SAFE Identity. “I’m learning that there are a lot of similarities between aerospace and healthcare when it comes to the digital identity space. They are both heavily regulated industries, requiring security and assurance for not only people, but also devices. We welcome Carillon and their expertise to our Bridge and look forward to their contributions to our ecosystem.”
“Individuals with credentials issued by our PKI services now can consistently and reliably use them across the SAFE ecosystem for trusted authentication, digital signatures and encryption,” said Patrick Patterson, president of Carillon. “As a result, healthcare organizations can use Carillon credentials to more quickly, cost-effectively and compliantly collaborate with their customers, partners and suppliers both within and outside of their organisation, just as our aerospace and defense customers do today. As well, with our experience deploying credentials into the challenging IoT space around aircraft, we’re looking forward to working with healthcare equipment providers to bring increased security to medical devices.”