The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy, strengthening the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada.
Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, along with Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing in a made-in-Canada innovation called idQ Trust as a Service that enhances security and helps to relieve today’s password burden.
idQ Trust as a Service, offers online security for consumers and organizations that reduces potential risks for cyberattack. It is a significant advance for online security which eliminates the need for passwords, preventing hackers from intercepting log-ins, stealing credentials and breaching networks.
This innovation, inBay Technologies Inc. of Kanata, Ontario, received a $500,481 contract for their innovation, which will be tested by Shared Services Canada. This investment was made through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, which helps Canadian innovators land their first sale and get their innovations tested by the Government of Canada. This program is just one of the many ways the Government of Canada supports innovation and small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.
Canadian innovators can submit their proposals on the Build in Canada Innovation Program’s website.
“Our government is committed to strengthening small and medium enterprises. Investments in Canadian innovations are a key driver of jobs and prosperity. By matching innovative products with government needs, the Build in Canada Innovation Program helps Canadian companies move their products from the lab to the marketplace.”
– Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement
“BCIP is a great program that matches innovative local Canadian companies such as inBay with the operational needs of federal departments. The government benefits by gaining access to leading-edge technologies, and the client departments provide valuable feedback to the innovators.”
– Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton
“With an increase in frequency and severity of cyberattacks, it is crucial that public organizations and enterprises protect their online applications by securing users’ corporate credentials from cyber hacking. By deploying inBay Technologies’ idQ Trust as a Service passwordless authentication solution, we helped secure Shared Services Canada applications built around Active Directory Federation Services, and rendered potential malware attacks futile.”
– Shane Young President & CEO inBay Technologies Inc.
- idQ Trust as a Service enables secure and trusted access to intranets or servers from anywhere.
- With inBay’s patented technology, no confidential data is transmitted because user identities are anonymized and email addresses are protected in an encrypted store.
- More than 235 contracts, 92 of which were in Ontario, have been awarded under the Build in Canada Innovation Program, bringing Canadian companies one step closer to selling to domestic and international markets.
- More than $99 million has been awarded in contracts since the Build in Canada Innovation Program began in 2010.
Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote
Public Services and Procurement Canada