Thematic Workshop on Digital Identity Management
Wednesday, 16th May, 11:00 – 12:45
Digital Identity Management and Internet Security “Matching the speed of the running code: public awareness and digital identity management”.
The regular user of Internet is feeling unease about security issues. Besides, he/she is frequently inconvenienced to provide yet another user name, e-mail address and password to be able to obtain information, get services online or interact with other end users. However, the average cybercitizen ignores that these procedures form part of a vast and complex problem that is threatening the whole Internet architecture and that is closely linked to security: digital identity management.
The session is intended to provide insight into the elements that constitute the riddle of digital identity management and its effect upon cyber security. The aim is to learn lessons that can be applicable to creating awareness among Internet users of where they stand in these issues, enabling them to make informed choices among different technologies of digital identity management. Only by providing this necessary stimulus, will the market mature and the digital identity management solutions acquire the level of demand and legitimacy that is now lacking.
More information: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2012 website