World e-ID & Cybersecurity brings together security professionals from government and private sector to explore and discuss how to improve secure identification and data protection for all. Now in its 13th edition, the conference is renowned for putting technology advances in a worldwide perspective through inspiring case studies along with outlooks over standards, regulations and policies evolution.
Over 2.5 days, its influential audience of 400+ project managers, government reps and technology experts join in to meet, learn, develop implementation best practices and international cooperation, see new perspectives and opportunities concerning their own plans in both public and private sectors.
WHAT’S HOT IN 2017?
At the crossroad of physical and online security, World e-ID & Cybersecurity 2017 will explore further the potential of secure identity technologies to address the new threats of our hyperconnected world, where cyberthreats and privacy concerns are rising. From printed documents to the identity of connected objects, the 2017 agenda will deliver a clear vision of the future as the boundaries are blurring between physical and online identification, between private and public sector cybersecurity or between citizen and consumer trust and privacy. These topics will be explored along three key themes:
– ID schemes and Secure Documents
– Digital Identity and Authentication
– Cybersecurity and Trust Models
• ID schemes and Secure Documents: large scale rollouts of national IDs, border control, e-Passport, e-Driving Licence, e-Health schemes etc. keep progressing around the world. New generation technologies are being implemented in many countries, allowing multi-application and online access to public and private services. The most inspiring roll-outs and innovative technologies will be presented and discussed.
• Digital Identity and Authentication: in our hyperconnected world, secure electronic identification, authentication and digital signatures are becoming central to protect the data of Citizens, Enterprises and Governments and to enable the digital economy. ID documents are well fitted to provide online identity services and Governments are also pushing Mobile Identity solutions offering more convenience.
In Europe, the eIDAS regulation now allows cross border use of e-ID and trust services for any online business activity.
The private sector is moving even faster with initiatives such as FIDO (Fast Identification On-line), the GSMA’s Mobile Connect solution used for example in Spain, Poland, Finland, the Adobe Cloud Signature Consortium not to mention other digital identify approaches by web giants… associated or not with innovative biometrics solutions. Another hot topics is the use of the Know Your Customer (KYC) trend for identification as seen in the banking sector and retail services.
• Cybersecurity Strategies & Trust Models: along with the benefits of an open internet have come multiple threats such as identity theft and fraud, politically motivated attackers threatening critical infrastructures, espionage, etc. To ensure data protection and Citizens safety, more and more Governments address the Cybersecurity challenges at transnational scale through new standards, best practices, awareness-raising while organizations cooperate more actively with law enforcement agencies.
In Europe, the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity has come into play: the NIS Directive strengthening network and information security across the EU for essential services such as energy, transport, finance and health. New on the agenda, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require that companies collecting, using and storing personal data have adequate protections and controls in place from may 2018.
The Internet of Things era also digital identity of machines, of objects and of persons in the Web and across domains and across companies
These topics, among others, will be addressed by World e-ID & Cybersecurity 2017 at both technological and strategic levels as detailed in the following list. Approximately 80 speakers and panellists will be carefully selected by the Program Committee. Your participation will be indeed an ideal opportunity to share expertise, visions and foster cooperation with leading organizations from over 60 countries.
Note the launch of the co-located conference “IDENTITY WORLD – Individual Recognition for Global Development” dedicated do realize the full potential of Digital Identity in developing countries. Contributions at any at any level technology, financing, socio-economic, legal, humanitarian… are invited.
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