Deloitte teams with Attest to provide government digital ID solutions

12 November 2018

Deloitte is partnering with ID management firm Attest to help government clients implement digital identity solutions to solve government challenges.

The digital identity market is rapidly growing as consumers, businesses, and governments increase their demand for digital services that depend on accurate identification and authentication. Spurred on by best-practices, as well as regulatory compliance, the private and public sector want to better know who’s on the other of the digital connection, while consumers want to keep their data secure and appropriately used.

Attest offers a shared identity platform that allows governments to provide convenient and secure identity service to citizens at no-to-low cost. The solution allows consumers to gain control of their digital footprint while extending ‘government grade trust’ to businesses conducting digital transactions with ID-enabled consumers.Deloitte teams with Attest to provide government digital ID solutionsBig Four consultancy Deloitte will now be partnering with Attest to provide digital solutions to government clients who face complex challenges in the area. "While many companies are looking at using a personal wallet in which the individual has control of their digital identity credential, government must serve the whole of citizens, including those who may not be able to accept the control of their identity credential in a digital form,” said Wendy Henry, Deloitte's government and public services blockchain leader.

Digital credentials and blockchain can be a particularly complicated and thorny issue within a government context, according to Marc Mancher, Deloitte Consulting’s government and public services practice's automation service business leader. "Attest brings a set of solutions to help address this issue of digital credentials, making the use of solutions that require that digital identity more appealing technology for government clients."

Together, Deloitte and Attest will deliver blockchain-enabled tech like decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials to government clients. By combining a government-backed ID verification structure with a platform built at scale with robust security and privacy, the solution will bring benefits even to businesses and consumers outside of government.  “A government-issued digital identity has the potential to reduce costs and risk for businesses in all industries, while also providing citizens with greater security, privacy and control over personal data," commented Attest CEO Cab Morris.

In other government cybersecurity news, Booz Allen recently launched District Defend – a location-based security system that enhances the mobility of government devices in sensitive and classified environments. The technology, available on Dell mobile computers, uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) and military-grade security to create physical locations where devices can access sensitive data.



Deloitte to collaborate with Google Cloud on raft of new solutions

17 April 2019

Accounting and consulting firm Deloitte will work with Google Cloud to create an array of solutions for the life sciences and healthcare, financial services, and retail sectors. The announcement was made at the annual Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco.

Deloitte has an especially strong partnership with Google Cloud, having been named its Global Services Partner of the Year for two years running. Google Cloud is among the leading enterprise cloud platforms, alongside the offerings of industry heavyweights such as Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM.

Deloitte currently provides a number of industry-specific solutions build on the Google Cloud platform, targeting areas like big data and analytics, machine learning, application services, SAP, and security. Deloitte leverages its existing technology and industry-specific expertise to build solutions on Google’s powerful open-source software. It’s a common exercise for many consulting firms – turning the raw material of a platform or ecosystem into a useful finished product for diverse clients, possibly as part of a wider overall advisory package.Deloitte to collaborate with Google Cloud on raft of new solutionsThe consulting firm will now deliver new Google Cloud solutions to clients in three pivotal sectors. In life sciences and healthcare, Deloitte will offer solutions targeting biomedical research, operations optimization, and healthcare data modernization. Within financial services, the firm will help banking, insurance, and investment management companies convert ideas into profitable strategies though Google’s high-performance computing and applied AI. Deloitte will also offer leading-edge solutions to help detect financial crimes.

The retail sector, meanwhile, will be able to benefit from advanced consumer insights and engagement, more connected supply chains, and efficient and modern commerce infrastructure.

"We are thrilled to make this commitment with Google Cloud to bring the power of its leading technologies to our enterprise clients," Janet Foutty, chair and CEO, Deloitte Consulting and chair-elect, said. "Together, we plan to transform operating models across these key sectors by harnessing the power of cloud technologies and the extensive industry-specific knowledge and experience of our practitioners."

Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud CEO, added, “Deloitte's reputation for enterprise transformation makes them an ideal teammate for us as we expand our cloud into new industries and with the world's biggest customers. Industries from health care to financial services to retail share a need to modernize – quickly. We're excited to join with Deloitte and deliver solutions and technology to help them do just that."

Related: KPMG and Google join forces to bring Industry 4.0 solutions to clients