Secure identity systems

The CSIR develops technologies that are aimed at managing the identity of individuals. The CSIR’s secure identity systems group relies on biometrics and aims to uniquely identify people from the cradle to the grave. Multimodal biometrics are used to identify, verify and authorise transactions that individuals make; and have expertise in secure tokens to safely house biometrics.


  • Secure identity capability development;
  • Access control mechanisms;
  • Multimodal biometrics;
  • Design and assessments of tokens and smart cards;
  • E-identity capability;
  • Sovereign self-identity;
  • Multifactor authentication; and
  • Identity analytics.