B.EST Solutions awarded by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Institutes Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division together with partners such as IBM, awarded B.EST Solutions for a significant contribution in developing a working solution for Expanding the SIM card use for Public Safety Challenge

B.EST Solutions proposed mobile application based on Asan Imza technology allows to store and present securely identity credentials (driver license, ID cards, passports, student cards) including banking and loyalty cards. Additionally to use it as a physical access management solution into buildings.

The Solution:

A solution for storing files containing personal data on the secure area of a SIM card and for using the files in a secure manner with FIDO2 authentication methods. The data can be loaded onto the SIM card over-the-air using SIM card security keys, ensuing that the data can be loaded only by authorized entities. Access to the personal data file is protected with a PIN code or with the user’s biometric data. The PIN code or biometric data ensures the data can not be read without the user’s interaction. This solution can be used for access rights management and/or for FIDO2 authentication for online services.

Key Features:

  • Access to personal data protected with PIN code or user biometric data
  • Compatible with FIDO2 authentication
  • Able to support over-the-air updates to the SIM Card
  • Can store additional user information (such as a picture, name, etc.)

“ We are very pleased to receive such a prestigious award” was told by Daniil Gussev, CSO of Best Solutions. “An award from NIST is a recognition of quality around the world, as it is one of the worlds most important scientific institution that leads the development of standards for information security, services and products.” added Rico Adigazalov, CBDO of Best Solutions.

NIST under the U.S Department of Commerce has the broadest science and technology portfolio of any science ageny in the United States and likely in the world.

The global challenge took place over 7 months, were the solution was rigorously tested through several stages for technological security, compliance to standards and for overall value generation.

Published in the Estonian media: https://www.ituudised.ee/uudised/2019/11/25/eesti-firma-digilahendus-uleilmse-konkursi-voitjate-seas