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Expanding the SIM Card Use Case

Prize Challenge Overview

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Expanding the SIM Card Use Challenge Overview
Expanding the SIM Card Use Challenge Overview
PSCR and a few partnering entities finished a recent PSCR- sponsored prize challenge, “Expanding the SIM Card Use for Public Safety.” The challenge requested solvers’ assistance to explore the possibilities and prove the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), commonly known as the SIM card, can be used as a secure storage container for application credentials. The SIM card is a tamper-resistant hardware storage container and, if it was expanded for storing user credentials, it could enable seamless, secure authentication to public safety applications. In addition to its strong security characteristics, the SIM card offers the following potential usability benefits for public safety: Mmore user-friendly; allow networks to provision credentials over-the-air via a secure channel; and potentially enable device sharing by keeping sensitive information on the removable SIM card. The challenge had three finalists that were awarded prize money for their submissions in October 2019. This session will explain the goals, methodologies, and outcomes of the prize challenge. After a panel discussion of the purpose and benefits of the prize challenge, the winner of the prize challenge will give a demonstration of their winning solution.

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  • Michael Bartock, Information Technology Laboratory
  • Matt Lourie, Nok Nok
  • Conor Patrick, SoloKeys
  • Shane Weeden, IBM

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Created May 12, 2020, Updated November 1, 2020