Join Team to Develop Personal Identity Verification Credentials to Reduce IT Communication Security Risks


Tustin, California, May 9th, 2016 – Today GOTrust Technology Inc. (GO-Trust) announced it is collaborating with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on its Derived Personal Identity Verification (Derived PIV) Credentials project.


The NCCoE brings together people from industry, government agencies, and academia to address cybersecurity challenges of national importance. The NCCoE collaborates with industry to identify the nation’s most pressing cybersecurity issues, generates a detailed technical description of each issue and works with technology vendors to develop a standards-based example solution to address those issues.  Part of the NCCoE’s core mission is to partner with technology vendors to contribute expertise and access to standards-based or standard-supporting products to be used in the end-to-end example solutions build.* GO-Trust’s collaboration with the NCCoE will result in a freely-available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide (Special Publication series 1800) for Derived PIV that will provide modular, open, end-to-end reference designs. Organizations may then adopt the example solution, using products from the collaborating vendors, or products with similar characteristics that fit their budgets and IT infrastructure.


“Our years of research and development in microSD secure elements that resulted in the creation of the only external, portable FIPS 140-2 level 3 PIV hardware credential providing LoA4 support for mobile phones that is now part of this most exciting cybersecurity collaboration”, said Darren Lee, CEO of GO-Trust. “We could not be working harder or be more excited.”


“We look forward to working with GO-Trust on this project,” said Nate Lesser, deputy director for the NCCoE.  “The relevance of generating derived personal identity verification credentials for government agencies and private industry will continue to grow as business and people become more mobile. The goal is to develop a reference design that both the public and private sectors can implement with currently available technologies and tools.”


Additional information on this project can be found at


*Certain commercial entities, equipment, or materials may be identified in NCCoE published documents for the Derived PIV project in order to describe an experimental procedure or concept adequately. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST or NCCoE, nor is it intended to imply that the entities, materials, or equipment are necessarily the best available for the purpose.



About GO-Trust

GOTrust Technology Inc. (GO-Trust®) is the innovator of the secure microSD and the first company to deliver mobile credit cards, mobile banking, US PIV mobilization and voice & text encryption using the microSD form factor. GO-Trust® continues its world-leading “authentication in the cloud” innovation with the most powerful, fastest, and smartest microSD embedded chips offering sophisticated mobile device authentication solutions. The company’s latest products include Federal government Derived PIV Credential and, FIDO Biometric Passwordless and U2F 2nd factor solutions. Other APPs include SYCRET, using military strength (FIPS) hardware encryption, for secure voice, text/IM, cloud data encryption and sharing. GO-Trust® has fifteen international patents. Visit GO-Trust at


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