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The KuppingerCole Virtual Awards Series 2020 honors outstanding Identity Management and Security projects, standards or people during the upcoming virtual conferences. Today's award category considers Enterprise IAM projects, including Identity Governance & Administration, Identity Federation, Privileged Access Management, and other technologies. These projects may cover all types of identities but should include employee identities and focus on managing hybrid environments. Join the live award ceremony as the KuppingerCole jury announces the Best Enterpise IAM Project winner.
Industrial revolutions share two common properties: 1) New Increasing Return Technological Paradigm and 2) New Funding Methods. In the first industrial revolution, they were the steam engine and the fiat money creation. The combination allowed the British to create a Global Empire capitalizing on the increasing return nature. The same pattern holds for the 4th industrial revolution as well. This time, it was the cyberspace and the money creation system called "Silicon Valley". This time, however, the land grab is not on the existing continent. It is on a newly formed 8th continent, also known as "Cyberspace." For the time being, GAFAM seems to be prevalent there but the battle is not over yet. To survive the battle, we have to change the way we conduct our business to fit to the new technological reality. Retrofitting the new technology to the old way delivers quick result but does not allow to fully capitalize on the new reality and result in the colonization. To avoid it, there is no other way but transform the business and system to identity-centric architecture because otherwise, your system will not be increasing return.
IAM Performance Measurement In late 2018, a group of seasoned IAM professionals spent an evening discussing IAM challenges in a café. They shared a common frustration: the absence of a standardized Performance Measurement System (PMS) to monitor and compare the performance of IAM programs in organizations. Yet, as the old saying goes, you only get what you measure. They organized a series of workshops throughout 2019, worked hard and here it is: the foundations of a standardized IAM PMS have now been layed out. This not-for-profit project driven by passionate IAM experts is open sourced to facilitate widespread usage within and foster contributions from the community. In this talk, David Doret will share with you the release of the beta version of the IAM Open Measure framework and invite IAM professionals from the audience to join and participate in this venture.
The current healthcare crisis has drastically changed how and where work is done, and the way organizations operate. To get to this point, it was a battle for IT admins that oversee your Active Directory infrastructure.
Then what happens when this crisis is over? How can your organisation quickly and smoothly bounce back from the identity management challenges brought on all the forced change?
Every business today is faced with a digital transformative imperative. In a digital world, where everyone is connected to everything, secure access is key for employees, partners, customers and even things. Organizations are challenged however by the need for controlling and staying on top of constant change and at the same time allowing continuous innovation of both technology and business models. How do you keep up with the speed of change and the need for security? In his keynote, Tim Barber will discuss the concept of Identity Fabrics - platforms that provide all of the required services with a strong digital identity backend and discuss the essential technologies required to build, deliver and innovate at the speed of business.
Identity Management is on the change. It will never be the same again. It is already more than Employee IAM. The segregation between various parts of IAM is blurring. Digital business require advanced identity services, well beyond the human identities. Identity Fabrics are the model for your Future IAM. They are about a consistent set of capabilities and services in a modern architecture, supporting your business and IT use cases. They deliver the Identity Services for your new digital services, ready-to-use and supporting the time-to-value in the digital transformation of your business. However, they also provide a path for modernizing and consolidating your legacy IAM into a modern set of IAM services, at your own pace. Thus, Identity Fabrics enable your IAM expansion and transition. Martin Kuppinger will explain the fundamental concepts of Identity Fabrics and explain why these are the cornerstone of forward-looking IAM strategies.
Governments are building huge identity systems because they need to plan service delivery, understand demographics and deliver essentials such as healthcare and education whilst building digital economies and addressing financial inclusion. They also have concerns over fraudulent activity, security and border control. These are conflicting issues with very different needs.
Technology always moves faster than laws and government capacity is often behind the curve. Knowing what to implement, when and how is difficult when capacity is low.
Digital economies need digital identity, as does true service transformation. To be able to do this at national or international scale without creating a mechanism for an attack on all of our basic rights we need the crucial building block of digital identity to act for the users and not just for the use cases.
So how do we do this in a world where country after country is moving to implement ever more capable identity systems?
Build or buy? Do we have the staff, talent, & budget to operate a new security service if we decide to build? In this talk, Alyssa Kelber & Jon Lehtinen deconstruct the myth that you need large teams & expensive software to run cloud-native Identity-as-a-Service platforms for your enterprise. They will share their experience building their own at Thomson Reuters using commercial off the shelf software, containerization, and native cloud services, as well as the lessons learned, business impact & costs savings over the year since the service’s launch.
The W3C Verifiable Credentials Data Model is being used as the basis for creating standardised COVID-19 certificates of different types: vaccination, test and immunity certificates.
As the W3C Recommendation clearly states, "DIDs are a new type of identifier that are not necessary for verifiable credentials to be useful. Specifically, verifiable credentials do not depend on DIDs and DIDs do not depend on verifiable credentials." So why are most implementers insisting on building COVID-19 certificates with DIDs and blockchains? This talk will provide an answer to this question, and show how COVID-19 certificate eco-systems can be built without recourse to DIDs or blockchains.
About the author: David has been an invited expert to the W3C Verifiable Credentials Working Group since its inception, and is a co-author of the W3C VC Recommendation and its accompanying Implementation Guidelines.
Verifiable Credentials Ltd is a spin-out SME from the University of Kent, formed to exploit the Verifiable Credentials Middleware created by the University in a project sponsored by Innovate UK.