Bahrain’s NCSC adopts digital identity & postbox solutions by Beyon Connect

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Mr. Christian Rasmussen & Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa at the signing ceremony

Bahrain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Beyon Connect, a digital services provider to the public and private sector in MENA, have signed an MoU that will see the NCSC adopt an innovative digital identity and digital postbox solutions and services delivered by Beyon Connect.

The NCSC is dedicated to building a strong cyber security framework and capability in line with its commitment to the Kingdom of Bahrain’s efforts to ensure a safe and secure Information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure as a key pillar of the country’s 2030 vision and economic development.

Beyon Connect Digital Solutions

OneBox

Beyon Connect will deliver its recently launched innovative digital postbox solution, OneBox, as a result of the two entities’ collaboration to enable national secure communication between the public sector, private businesses, and Bahrain residents in one secure, convenient, and trusted digital space.

OneBox brings a new way to communicate to Bahrain, through the launch of an innovative digital postbox solution. OneBox is the first solution of its kind in Bahrain and positions the Kingdom as the first country in the Middle East to deliver digital postbox services.

OneID

The new product, OneID, brings a new platform to register a unique digital identity, to interact securely with public and private sector digital services across Bahrain.

OneID is a highly secure single e-ID that will be made available as a mobile application for both iOS and Android. It allows the onboarding of Bahrain residents through an advanced e-KYC process supporting passport and national ID cards with facial recognition and liveness check.

The owner of the digital identity wallet will receive a push notification in their OneID app when a new digital identity is issued for them. With a simple approval of registration and terms of use, the owner stores the issued ID in the digital identity wallet, and it is ready for use.

OneID is free for Bahrain residents and very affordable even for small organizations, institutions, and companies without the burden of minimum commitments and implementation fees. Using the OneID self-service administrator portal, an organization can easily onboard and start receiving OneID digital identities to utilize within their e-services within 30 minutes.

Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa
Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa
CEO – NCSC

“We see the adoption of OneID and OneBox as an important steppingstone in Bahrain’s journey towards creating a more secure and digitally inclusive society in Bahrain. The combination of OneID and OneBox delivers unique transformational value to the people, institutions and businesses of Bahrain and re-enforces the value of national adoption of innovations and investments being driven within Bahrain’s burgeoning digital sector.”

Mr. Christian Rasmussen, CEO of Beyon Connect, said that “We are proud to sign with the NCSC to deliver a shared vision to provide all individuals, institutions and companies with secure digital identities through a nationally available, and highly secure digital ID platform built on transparency, privacy, and trust. We are excited to launch OneID here in Bahrain, our second product following the recent launch of OneBox, under the Beyon Connect umbrella.”

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