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The internet was designed without a trusted identity layer to connect physical entities to the digital world. This layer is now emerging in the form of decentralized digital identity systems (aka self-sovereign identity or “SSI”) based on digital wallets and digital credentials. What industry insiders have demanded for long is becoming reality. This is bringing challenges to the forefront including resistance of the identity establishment and major questions about interoperability between emerging and existing identity systems.
The Trust over IP Foundation was founded by a pan-industry group of leading organizations with a mission to provide a robust, common standard and complete architecture for internet-scale digital trust. In this session, leaders in digital identity from the ToIP Steering Committee will outline the impact this missing layer has had on digitization of trusted interactions, why technology alone won’t solve this and how the ToIP stack is designed to tackle both technology and human governance to bring open and interoperable standards at each layer of the trust architecture. This interactive panel will be moderated by ToIP’s Director of Strategic Engagement and will explore the views of its member organizations for a lively and engaging debate on how we finally establish trust in the digital age.
SSI and Verifiable Credentials are the latest development in identity management. They offer many benefits over existing federated identity management systems. Unfortunately some proponents of SSI are mandating that companies implement decentralised identifiers (DIDs) and blockchains in order to benefit from SSI. This is not necessary. In fact the W3C Verifiable Credentials Data Model Recommendation makes it clear that DIDs are not needed for verifiable credentials, and vice versa. DIDs and blockchains are something of a ball and chain around the legs of companies that want to benefit from SSI when leveraging their existing web based security infrastructures. This keynote talk will describe how it is possible to build standards compliant high performance, user friendly, SSI systems using the World Wide Web, Transport Layer Security, Jason Web Tokens, Web Authentication and X.509 public key certificates, allowing them to experience all the benefits of SSI without the ball and chain impediments of DIDs and blockchains. - the benefits of SSI over existing identity management systems - the downsides of DIDs and blockchains - the upsides of using existing World Wide Web infrastructure to build your SSI solution
As an incubator for innovation in air travel, Aruba has chosen to use verifiable digital credentials to manage entry requirements and health testing for travel to the island. This decentralized, open-source technology, which provides secure authentication while preserving traveler privacy, was developed by SITA and Indicio.tech and donated to Linux Foundation Public Health as Cardea. In this session, representatives from Aruba’s government, Indicio, and SITA will discuss why they chose a decentralized approach, how they created a trusted data ecosystem, and why the ability to verify personal data without having to check in with the source of that data will transform air travel, healthcare, and tourism
Security vs experience. Platform vs best of breed. Fast vs thorough. The identity technology world forces us to make trade-offs. These difficult decisions are an endless exercise in technical and logistical nuances like developer and IT resources, product licenses, integrations, and deployment methods.
Get ready! We are entering an era where IAM professionals can rise above those tradeoffs, and rapidly evolve from technical experts to experience artists by using solutions that customize, code, and integrate for you. This means humans can focus on what humans do best: creating amazing experiences, differentiating from competitors, reacting to market trends, leveraging innovations like decentralized identity and partnering with business owners to anticipate and exceed user expectations.
Many companies are engaging in remote onboarding and need to adopt new methods of identity verification that can be done digitally. While new forms of ID verification are most prevalent today with Financial Services as a means of performing Know-Your-Customer regulations, there is nascent adoption across other industry verticals. In this session, the speakers will demonstrate an open standard based approach to ID verification based on verifiable credentials and decentralized identifiers for remote onboarding across industries. With this new approach users can verify their identity once and use their credentials with any organization. Enterprises can leverage this simpler cost-saving approach to remotely onboard employees, partners and customers compliantly while respecting the end users’ privacy.
As customer identity programs mature, they bring new opportunities and risks. In the rush to launch new customer experiences, personal data is over-exposed and over-replicated. The default is to ship all identity attributes, to all systems, on every request in order to make access decisioning easier for application developers.
This approach disperses identity information across the application stack; which increases risks of data breach, data loss, and compromised identities. As a result, consumers lose trust and new business opportunities falter; or worse, customers like the new experience, but its success creates security and compliance liabilities that expand exponentially. To remediate the risk, data teams enter a never-ending cycle of costly data analysis and audits.
Identity architects and developers need to address privacy requirements earlier - not in post-collection data management, but instead in the application development process. While Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default principles are a helpful framework, they offer little practical guidance for developers to actually build privacy-preserving applications.
We will discuss how to use identity data at run-time, in the context of the application; how to retrofit existing applications with privacy requirements; and how to easily evolve applications over time.
Drone operations are estimated to bring €10bn/yr to the EU economy by 2035. A critical e-Government issue is the ability to fly drones in regulated airspace around airports. Unauthorised drone operations in the flightpath of passenger aircraft can endanger lives and cause huge financial loss for airport operators. Heathrow Airport has invested >£10M in security systems to track and destroy unauthorised drones. Digitising the entire drone flight approvals process will involve many steps, but the major one we are addressing is verifying pilot training credentials. SSI could radically improve this currently cumbersome and low-trust process. In an Innovate-UK grant funded project (Fly2Plan), we developed an SSI PoC for a drone pilot training company to issue training certificates as verifiable credentials to drone pilots, which can be verified by Heathrow Airport. In this talk we present our learnings and future work.
The Internet had been created without an identity layer, leaving it to websites and applications to take care for authentication, authorization, privacy and access. We all know the consequences - username and password still being the dominant paradigm and, even more important, users not having control over information that personally identifies them. The risk of data misuse, of being hacked or manipulated has become a significant challenge and and requires a new approach in times of an emerging web3 and its core capability of transferring value. Is decentralized, DLT based Identity the solution that finally will enable DeFi, NFTs and DAOs? Join this awesome keanote panel to controversially discuss this topic.
Today's open standards ensure that when a user chooses to login, the user’s authentication is protected and only delivered to the mobile app that initiated the authentication. However, how does the Authorization Server identify or verify the invoking app? This talk will look at the potential for mobile app impersonation and mechanisms available to protect against these attacks.
"The Right to be Forgotten" presents a conundrum to builders of blockchain solutions, because the focus of most blockchains is to create an indelible, permanent record. This makes "The Right to be Forgotten" appear irreconcilable with blockchains. I will present a solution to "The Right to be Forgotten" that can be applied to most every blockchain, subject to governance approval by the stakeholders. The solution does not violate the integrity of the blockchain record.