Trust Frameworks

  •  TYPE: Track    START DATE:  Thursday, May 16, 2013     START TIME: 10:30    LOCATION:  ALPSEE
Conference Agenda


"Trust". Most people understand the concept of “trust”, but most people are also at somewhat of a loss for words when asked to define that concept, especially in terms of on-line transactions and digital identities. So, just what is “trust”? Trust is binary – either you trust someone or something or you don’t.

There’s no partial trust. But, secondly, trust is not absolute – there are parameters, filters, boundaries to that trust: you trust “an entity” for “a task”. Trust on-line can be calculated by doing a risk assessment (amount of loss times probability of loss) and seeing if the product of that assessment is lower than your pre-set “trust threshold”. Calculating the probability of loss involves factoring in experience or reputation. So, when you get to the bottom of it, trust is inextricably tied up with reputation. Distributing trust around the internet in a secure, privacy-enhancing yet just-in-time way is the province of what are called “trust frameworks,” something that’s drawing a lot of attention around the world and something which will be at the heart of identity transactions for the foreseeable future. In this track, we’ll explore all of these aspects of trust with the people who are creating, implementing, using and maintaining them.

Continuing Education Credits

Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Learning Level: Intermediate
Field: Computer Science

After attending this block you will be able to:

  • Define what Trust means in the context of the Internet.
  • Explain what Trust Frameworks are and why they are valuable.
  • Describe Lessons learned from Academia, Governments and Enterprise that relate to federating communities, nations and markets in a Big-Data Economy.
  • Describe how the challenge of Third-Party Digital Identity Credentials is being met by the UK government’s Digital by Default strategy.
  • Define the terms that describe and targets that should be achieved by Trust Frameworks

This block qualifies for up to 2 Group Learning based CPEs depending on the number of sessions you attend.


Federating Communities, Nations and Markets in a Big-Data Economy: Lessons learned from Academia to Governments and Enterprise…

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Time: 10:30-11:30

Federating Communities, Nations and Markets in a Big-Data Economy: Lessons learned from Academia to Governments and Enterprise…
Dave Kearns, KuppingerCole • Joni Brennan, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada • Colin Wallis, Kantara Initiative • Aljosa Pasic, Atos Research & Innovation

The great thing about NSTIC, EUSTIC and other cyber focused identity strategies is that they attract more people and communities to the discussion. The not so great thing is that discussions have to start over and take everyone through the history and journey. What early adopters know and have practiced for some time only becomes common knowledge when the last person understands the concepts. To be clear, this is not a workshop. ...

The Challenge of Third-Party Digital Identity Credentials: How a Trusted Identity Data Registry May Help

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Time: 11:30-12:30

The Challenge of Third-Party Digital Identity Credentials: How a Trusted Identity Data Registry May Help
Anthony Nadalin, Microsoft • Don Thibeau, OpenID Foundation • John Bradley, OpenID Foundation, Kantara

Common law governments worldwide have begun to make bold commitments to adopt federated models for identity registration and credential authentication for central government services. This approach requires close collaboration and dialogue with industry to create the needed schemes or trust frameworks that will organize the business, legal, and technical standards, policies and best practices needed to proceed. As these countries define, design, and deploy their identity federations...

Trust Frameworks: Are current Strategies Realistic?
Colin Wallis, Kantara Initiative • Jeff Stollman, RMTM

Trust framework development is mired in several fundamental misconceptions that prevent us from being successful.  One crucial problem is that the model we are using as the fundamental scaffolding for trust frameworks is wrong.  A second problem is that we have never properly defined terms, precluding our ability to ever achieve general agreement. With regard to the model problem, work on broad, general-purpose trust frameworks has started with the assumption that identity is at...

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