With cybercrime in Australia, now costing more than $1 billion per year, organisations, including Government, are facing increasing challenges to meet compliance requirements, continually improve security and prevent unauthorised access to high risk or sensitive information and services.
According to the National Plan to Combat Cybercrime ‘A range of government agencies are involved in responding to different aspects of cybercrime in Australia. Under current arrangements, State and Territory agencies have primary responsibility for cybercrime that targets individuals, businesses and government systems in their jurisdictions. Commonwealth agencies have primary responsibility for cybercrime directed at critical infrastructure, systems of national interest and Commonwealth Government systems’.
Internal users and citizens are demanding security of their identity and information but expect a convenient, secure and easy-to-use service. Where two-factor authentication is provided it is often cumbersome, expensive to manage and does not scale to public deployment. As a result, Government has to balance citizen’s demands while meeting their security and compliance requirements.
TokenOne is an Identity Assurance Platform Provider. It strengthens authentication by replacing passwords and other security technologies with a single simple solution. This Solution is linked to risk and identity management systems to provide complete control and non-repudiated secure access.
TokenOne enables Government to exceed internal and external expectations with a secure, convenient and cost-effective solution that enables customers to self manage their identity and account. TokenOne further enables Government to not only ‘know your customer’ but to prove ‘it was your customer’ after each interaction. This is achieved with TokenOne’s patented technology delivering genuinely strong two-factor authentication that ensures the user’s secret PIN is never entered, transmitted or stored and therefore genuinely kept secret.
BENEFITS FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Assists with meeting one of the ASD’s Top 4 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions
Meets compliance and governance requirements
Low cost to deploy and manage – rapid Return on Investment and low Total Cost of Ownership
Highly scalable, including when users are distributed
Rapid Identity Management (IDM) integration
Users self-manage their PIN that can also enable federated access across multiple agencies