Challenges to Building a Global Identity Ecosystem

In this fifth video – Building a Global Identity Ecosystem – we highlight what we need to change and develop to build a viable identity ecosystem. The Internet is global, so any identity ecosystem similarly must be capable of being adopted and implemented globally.

This means that establishing a trust ecosystem is essential to widespread adoption of an identity ecosystem. To achieve this, an identity ecosystem must demonstrate its architecture is sufficiently robust to scale to handle the many billions of entities that people all over the world will want, not only to be able to assert their identities and attributes, but also to handle the identities they will also want for all their other types of entities. It also means that we need to develop an open implementation reference model, so that anyone in the world can develop and implement interoperable identity ecosystem identifiers, personas, and supporting services.

The Open Group and MIT Experts Detail New Advances in ID Management to Help Reduce Cyber Risk

Jim Hietala, vice president of security at The Open Group; Thomas Hardjono, technical lead and executive director of the MIT Kerberos Consortium; and Dazza Greenwood, president of the consultancy and lecturer at the MIT Media Lab explore how the technical and legal support of ID management best practices have been advancing rapidly. All panelists will be speaking at The Open Group Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information on the conference, please visit: