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2020-11-30 – Zygma’s CEO, Richard G. Wilsher, is the proud recipient of a Kantara Initiative Exemplary Contribution Award 2020, one of five recipients in this year’s first granting of this recognition.
The Kantara citation reads:
“Richard is CEO of Zygma Inc a Kantara Certified Assessor. In 2020 Richard continued to be a regular attendee of IAWG meetings where he always provided insightful comments. His insights were instrumental in developing feedback to requests for comments on documents from various jurisdictions – the Pan Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) from the Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), NIST SP 800-63 Rev 3 on potential changes that could be included in Rev 4, the European Union eIDAS Regulation, the UK Digital Identity Strategy (DIS) from the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Digital Identity Scotland (DIS) Scottish Attribute Provider Service (SAPS), and the Enterprise Digital Identity Program including Digital Wallet Market Consultation from the Canadian Province of Ontario. Richard was also the key contributor to the development and updating of Kantara IAF documents during 2020 – editor (under a Kantara contract funded by an ID.me donation) the IAWG’s Service Assessment Criteria (SAC) for use by Kantara Accredited Assessors to assess that Services are compliant with the requirements of NIST Special Publication 800-63 Rev 3 Federation Assurance at Level 2 and 3 (FAL2 and FAL3), Authentication Assurance at level 3 (AAL3), and Identity Assurance at level 3 (IAL3); co-editor of the update to the IAF Glossary and Overview; editor in the ARB effort that revised the IAF Service Assessment Handbook, and the editor of the IAF documents which are under the ARB’s control. Richard also contributed to Kantara’s comments on ISO standards drafts“.
Details of all five 2020 awards can be found here.
Richard has previously been recognized by CS1, the USA’s national body participating in ISO JTC 1/SC 27, from which he received an INCITS Technical Excellence award in 2013.
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