Scottish financial services technology startup MiiCard could add more jobs to its St. Louis office, as part of a White House security pilot program, worth $1.47 million. MiiCard is an online verification service that helps customers and businesses secure safe transactions, leveraging online financial accounts to verify a person’s identity. The company will work with MorphoTrust, a security and electronic identity solutions company, to help customers extend their electronic ID credentials.
MorphoTrust got a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology to lead one of the three White House’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) pilot programs that will develop solutions for online identity protection. The MorphoTrust-led project will provide security and an application of electronic identification for state-issued driver’s licenses in North Carolina. Customers in North Carolina will then be able to use their MorphoTrust issued electronic ID to obtain a miiCard, which will grant them access to more commercial services, such as web-based mortgage applications, electronic personal health records or other high-value online transactions.