Blockchain Identity & Security

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 TIME: 11:00-12:00 LOCATION: CHIEMSEE

Blockchain, Identity, Cybersecurity: Revisiting Risk Management in a Post-Privacy Age of Trustless Distributed Systems

Unlike other technological revolutions, this horizontal, peer-to-peer nature of the blockchain will have a direct impact on non-technological governance and societal factors.

How is trust established without trusted third parties? Although it is not possible to offer a prediction of how distributed ledger technology with change society, the assertion that new and publically-accessible technology such as the internet, file sharing and social networks would empower individuals and lead to a more transparent and equitable society has been made before. While the advent of the internet has led to unparalleled global communication capabilities, it has also allowed for a situation of total, mass surveillance. The blockchain offers a trustless information security model, replacing human judgement with proof-of-work algorithms and perimeter security with total transparency.

This talk will investigate the cybersecurity risks of the blockchain, and well as the dilemmas of ensuring information authenticity. How will user and device identification operate with blockchain technologies? Are trusted third-parties still necessary, and how will they operated with trustless, distributed systems? And how do our views on privacy need to change in a world where privacy is almost impossible to ensure?

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Ivan is a Lead Analyst with a focus on risk management and identity & access management. He has a deep technical understanding and lengthy experience in security consulting across three continents in a wide number of industry verticals, as well as in government and education.


Session Links

Ivan Niccolai - Blockchain, Identity, Cybersecurity

Sebastien Meunier - Blockchain – a New Compliance Paradigm?


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016

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  • May 10 - 13, 2016 Munich, Germany