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Digital Organizational Identity With the Verifiable Legal Entity Identifier (vLEI)

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Christoph Schneider
Head of IT Development and Operations
Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Christoph Schneider
Christoph Schneider is Head of IT Development and Operations at the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). In June 2017, Christoph joined the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as co-leader of the Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group...
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European Identity and Cloud Conference 2023
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Best and Worst Practices of Digital Wallets User Experience
May 10, 2023

Digital identity wallets are central components for Decentralized and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) approaches. They are the interface for users to manage their identities and gain access to services. Hence, the usability and user experience of these wallets is pivotal for the adoption of those popular and privacy friendly identity management concepts.  This talk will summarize research findings into naming some of the Best and Worst Practices to be considered in the further development of the user experience of Digital Wallets.

This talk would highlight multiple studies, publications, and projects that I have done on this topic.  However, if you would prefer another topic, I could propose another talk idea that would be related to other identity topics in either the Digital Wallets, mGov/eGov Services, or Trust Management.

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Best Practice: Empowering the Vision of the IoT with Decentralized IAM
May 11, 2023

How Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) enables decentralized Identity and Access management for Things

  • The Challenges of IoT and Identity 
  • SSI key elements in a nutshell 
    • Decentralized Identifier (DID)
    • Verifiable Credentials (VC)
    • The role of blockchain / DLTs
    • How the elements work basically together
  • The SSI advantages / disadvantages in general and for IoT
  • Can SSI replace “traditional” Identity and access solutions and how? 
    • The IoT possibilities filancore enables with SSI

From SSI zero to hero – ETO`s digital & IoT transformation in practice

    • From or need to vision, strategy and IoT-SSI in operation
      • Our innovation, organization, and technology problems from back then
      • SSI as a competitive chance
    • ETO`s SSI strategy and roadmap – where we started, are and going
    • Our SSI High-Level Architecture and IoT product innovation(s) [decentralized IAM in use]
    • Our lessons learned and take-aways with SSI
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Creating the Identity Driven Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture
May 11, 2023

In overcoming the ancient concept of firewalled enterprise perimeters, securing identities has become the core element of a future driven Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture, with a composable approach of interconnected security controls – the Cybersecurity Fabric.
These Cybersecurity Meshes or Fabrics factually are nothing else than the concrete architecture and implementation of the Zero Trust paradigm, making this work in practice. In this session, we will start with a quick overview of these paradigms and their constituents, before showing how to adapt this to your current state of cybersecurity and your concrete cybersecurity requirements. Based on that, we will look at examples of such concrete architectures, the maturity levels, and on how to build your own roadmap towards the cybersecurity mesh/fabric that makes Zero Trust a reality.

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Ethics in Security Design - For Digital Identity
May 11, 2023

Digital Identity and Security solutions impact our environment, typically in a positive and securing manner. However research shows that increasingly digitization of identity services, for digital identity, also exclude and harm individuals.
In this presentation Henk will detail his research into the impact of digital identity solutions on nation state level and how to start involving ethics in the design and implementation of these solutions.
The findings also apply to designing and implementing security solutions for other purposes than digital identity.
The approach to engage with ethical conversations during design will be explained theoretically, linking to the background of Value Sensistive Design (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_sensitive_design) and made practical by case studies of Ethics in Security Design.
Henk has been researching the ethics of digital identity at Leiden University, NL, in 2022.

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Decentralized Identity - Why is it all the Rage?
May 11, 2023

From digital identity to full scale digital trust, this session is perfect for anyone new to identity, as well as identity professionals who are trying to get a handle on what decentralization is all about and why it is so important for Internet-scale digital trust.

In this session, we will cover a brief history of how the identity landscape has gone through an evolution from the dreaded username and password, through centralized, federated and social logins, to now the need for decentralized solutions that support digital trust for both human and objects.

We will explain the various actors involved in a decentralized identity trust triangle, what role technology plays (e.g., digital wallets and digital credentials), and how governance of an ecosystem fits in to create the trust diamond. We will discuss various technical components that may be employed and what is required — and more importantly what is not? We will also present how decentralized trust solutions can support the trust of objects that have nothing to do with human identity, but are necessary to create a digital trust landscape that enables digital transactions to happen seamlessly, efficiently, and automatically.

We’ll also touch on how the traditional identity solutions and emerging decentralization can co-exist in context appropriate settings.

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AI Governance & Regulation - How to Prepare for the Inevitable
May 12, 2023

For many years public concern about technological risk has focused on the misuse of personal data, with GDPR, most hated and loved at the same time as one of the results. With the huge success of LLMs and generative AIs such as ChatGPT,  artificial intelligence soon will be omnipresent  in products and processes, which will shift regulator´s attention to the potential for bad or biased decisions by algorithms. Just imagine the consequences of a false medical diagnose, or of a correct diagnose created by an AI and then not accepted by the doctor. Not to mention all the other fields where bad AI can be harmful, such as autonomous cars or algorithms deciding on your future credibility. Inevitably, many governments will feel regulation is essential to protect consumers from that risk.

In this panel discussion we will try to jointly create a list of those risks that we need to regulate the sooner the better and try to create an idea on how this future regulation will impact the way we use AI in our bsuiness and private lives.

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Interworking of Verifiable Credential Products
May 10, 2023

The EU funded Next Generation Internet (NGI) Atlantic project "Next Generation SSI Standards" and the Walmart funded Jobs for the Future (JFF) Plugfest, both have the same aim of fostering wide scale adoption of Verifiable Credentials. They are doing this by funding global interworking of Verifiable Credentials products from many different suppliers located in Europe, the USA and Asia. The NGI Atlantic project is committed to using the OpenID for Verifiable Credentials (OIDC4VCs) draft standard specifications, whilst JFF is allowing the 30+ participants to decide amongst themselves which protocols to use. Three protocol suites have been chosen: OIDC4VCs, VC-API with CHAPI, and DIDComm.

This presentation will provide an overview of the two projects, will provide an overview of the 3 protocol suites that have been chosen, and will present the results of the interworking trials.

The NGI Atlantic project will finish in December 2022, and besides interworking trials, will deliver an open source test suite that suppliers can use to test their implementations for conformance to the OIDC4VCs protocol suit for both credential issuing and verification. Some tests are being added to the W3C CCG Traceability test suite (written in POSTMAN) and some are being added to the Open ID Foundation's existing OpenID Connect conformance test suite (written in Java).

The JFF Plugfest will finish in 1Q2023. In November 2022 each VC Issuing software supplier must demonstrate the issuing of a verifiable credential to the wallets of at least two different wallet software providers, whilst each wallet software provider must obtain a verifiable credential from at least two other VC Issuing software providers. In February 2023 VC wallets must demonstrate the presentation of a Verifiable Presentation/Verifiable Credential to at least two different verification software suppliers, and each verifier must demonstrate that it is capable of accepting a VP/VC from at least two different wallets.

The success of these projects should catapult the acceptance of inter-workable verifiable credential products to the market.

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Is FIDO Ready for Enterprise Deployment?
May 11, 2023

With the ever-increasing number of cyber-attacks, level of fines and unstable geopolitical climate, organizations are looking to better protect themselves against data breach by deploying phishing resistant authentication for their workforce.

FIDO combines the benefits of high security with a standards-based approach, but with its background in the consumer world, including privacy by design, how does it fit into an enterprise deployment with the increased demand for identity management?

This session will discuss:

  1. What do enterprises require for high-assurance credential management?
  2. How can FIDO meet these needs?
  3. Options for integrating FIDO into existing IDAM solutions
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Running Machine Learning Analytics On Traces
May 11, 2023

Let’s do things differently. To start with, let us view logs and traces as no different from any other data. The data an application indirectly generates when in use (the logs and traces) is no different from the data an application directly works with (input and output). So let’s keep them all together in a scalable cloud storage repository. Once it is there, it is just like any other big data. We need to analyze and apply intelligent monitoring to detect situations of interest. So we need to apply trained ML models to a stream of such data for immediate alerting when the traces indicate an unwanted behavior occurring or brewing. This talk will show how to harness existing technologies to do just that.

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B2B IAM: A Gap Between Modern Demands and Current Practices
May 12, 2023

Most enterprises nowadays need to grant access to multiple business partners daily as they heavily rely on online interactions (online relationships) with one another. 

Thus, an ever-expanding, interconnected digital ecosystem emerges, the complexities of which frequently result in operational inefficiencies, security risks, increased administrative costs, and unintuitive user experiences. 

These challenges are long lived in the B2B identity management space. Yet still today, many organisations continue to struggle using outdated, homegrown and oftentimes error prone centralised IAM systems.  

This session will unwrap modern, decentralised solution trends in the fast-growing segment of IAM using real-life use cases. It will also explore best practices for digital access and delegation management for business partners - seamlessly and securely at scale. 


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Cyber Insurance Claims & Denials
May 12, 2023
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Passwordless Primer
May 10, 2023

Passwordless authentication counts amongst the hot topics in IAM. In this session, the variants of passwordless authentication will be explained. Phishing resistance, device binding, secure elements, and many of the other technical aspects will be explained, put into context, and rated regarding their relevance for different use cases. The session also will discuss use cases and their specific needs, from simplified access to office solutions to a unified passwordless authentication for the entire IT environment.