Self-Sovereign Identity: Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

July 19, 2023, 1 p.m. EDT Self-Sovereign Identity: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions

July 19, 2023

About the Webinar

Traditionally, organizations have employed two commons models for identity management: centralized or federated. Recently, the self-sovereign identity (SSI) or decentralized model has emerged as a key contender in the credential ecosystem that can empower individuals and organizations with full control and sovereignty over their digital identities.

In this virtual fireside chat, join Kabir Maiga, co-founder of PassiveBolt and founder of the NFID Foundation, and Edison Shen, director of standards and technology at SIA, to hear more about this emerging solution.

You’ll explore:

  • The concept of SSI and decentralized identity
  • Benefits, use cases and potential challenges of SSI
  • The landscape of existing SSI solutions
  • Resources to help you implement SSI in your organization or business

About the Speakers

Kabir MaigaKabir Maiga, co-founder of PassiveBolt, is also the founder of the NFID Foundation, which aims to establish and maintain a verifiable data registry, designed to utilize the SSI model for the security industry. With a strong commitment to collaboration, open standards and technical excellence, the NFID Foundation is more than just a consortium – it’s a community spearheading innovation, interoperability and security in the digital age and laying the groundwork for a decentralized, trustworthy and user-centric approach to digital identity.

Edison Shen headshotEdison Shen, SIA’s director of standards and technology, manages and administers SIA’s standards and technical program activities; coordinates with other standards organizations that impact the SIA standards program of work; liaises with the SIA standards committee, subcommittees and working groups to set agendas and build consensus; develops cybersecurity and security technology content for SIA members; researches standards activities and complementary programming; and manages the SIA Standards team. Shen spearheads SIA programs like the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard and its related OSDP Boot Camp and OSDP Verified offerings, as well as projects that align security technologies with industry best practices, standards and guidelines, and serves as the SIA staff liaison for the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

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