Assessment Services

How does one know whether they were doing something well if there was no way of measuring it? At IDLab, we believe the key to success in every Digital Identity endeavour lies in continuous improvement. This is true for both buying and selling organizations of Digital Identity solutions. In order to take incremental steps in the right direction, there needs to be a goal post and a yardstick that can provide an objective indication of how far you have come and the distance that remains.

New entrants in the space can leverage assessments to strengthen their product and to advance their market position; while established players can further assert their leadership position and credibility by obtaining the relevant trustmarks and certifications.

What is it?

Assessment services include evaluations, tests, audits and certifications, all of which provide this objective indication. Assessments are always performed against a frame of reference such as standards, frameworks, or best practices established by regulators, industries, or communities. To provide meaningful coverage for those looking to advance their Digital Identity maturity, we offer assessments not only in Digital Identity, but also in Privacy and Cyber Security as interrelated disciplines.

Acting as a technology-agnostic agent and trusted operator, IDLab offers assessment services in a neutral and highly secure environment. We have the expertise, tools and the infrastructure suited to support our clients in demonstrating the conformity, compliance and technical interoperability of their digital identity solutions and/or implementations against the relevant frame of reference.

Assessments may be acquired individually, or via subscription as part of ongoing conformity and/or interoperability monitoring.

Am I ready for this?

Each organization and their products and services are unique, and so is their progress on the Digital Identity maturity curve. We offer our assessment programs at various levels of depth to best suit the needs of our clients, large or small, just starting out or well established.


Level 1

Documentation review

Establish understanding of organizational policies, plans, and procedures and how they are applied to business and/or solution operation.

Applicable to:

  • Readiness Assessments
  • Co-offered with Architecture and Design
  • Advisory service

Level 2

Arm’s-length examination

Through high level arm’s-length examination of technology solution and operation, demonstrate compliance with policies, plans, and procedures.

Applicable to:

  • Readiness Assessments
  • Certification Preparation

Level 3

Hands-on examination

Through in-depth hands-on examination of technology solution and operation, demonstrate compliance with policies, plans, and procedures.

Applicable to:

  • Certification Preparation
  • Certifications

In some cases, you might not even know which assessment program is applicable or most appropriate to meet your business needs. That’s not a problem! IDLab is ready to customize an offering package consisting of Advisory Services to help you determine the course of action, followed by the delivery of relevant Assessment Services.

Our assessment services are used to validate in-house assets, or to pre-qualify 3rd-party solutions, resulting in increased quality, faster time to market, and shorter procurement process.

In the spirit of continuous improvement, an assessment is never one and done. In a fast-evolving industry like Digital Identity, ongoing assessments provide an incremental way to validate progress in an agile product development environment.

Customers and prospects want to know that a product or service meets or exceeds relevant standards. An independent third party attestation provides this desirable stamp of approval.

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That's what they say ;-)

“We believe that a strong Digital Identity ecosystem is critical to unlocking the digital economy in a way that both drives economic growth and protects Canadians’ privacy. We are proud to work with The Lab to promote interoperability, reduce technological barriers, and accelerate adoption of these exciting digital solutions.”

Esther Dryburgh, Digital Identity Lead at Deloitte