Security SIG: Personal Digital Identity with LID



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Security SIG



    2005 has been called the year of Digital Identity. There are many proposals on the market: multi-vendor (Liberty Alliance, SAML, cell phone providers), single dominant vendor (Microsoft Passport), and decentralized bottom-up approaches like OpenID, SXIP or LID (Light-Weight Identity(tm)).

    Johannes will provide a brief overview over the philosophies behind them, and the talk in more detail about LID (a light-weight, but powerful, decentralized digital identity technology based on URLs, XPaths and PGP). As digital identity technologies provide a higher abstraction level than but also use other types of security technologies, the avenues of potential attack are different as well; we will spend some time exploring those, and also discuss the contribution LID and other digital identity technologies can bring to the field.


    About The Presenter

    Johannes Ernst, NetMesh Inc.

    Johannes Ernst is the founder and CEO of NetMesh Inc., which pioneers Situational™ Software. Previously, he was founderand CEO of Aviatis Corp., a developer of collaborative engineering tools. He holds a doctorate in EE, and also worked for BMW Research and Engineering, FZI, and Integrated Systems. He became a technology pioneer of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2001. He is a member of the "Digital Identity Gang" (an interest group in digital identity) and a frequent speaker.

    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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