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Meet our Speaker: Antonio Skarmeta (Dr.)
Dr Antonio Skarmeta received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia Spain. Since 2009 he is Full Professor at the same department and University. Antonio F. Skarmeta has worked on different research projects in the national and international area in the networking, security and IoT area, like Euro6IX, ENABLE, DAIDALOS, SWIFT, SEMIRAMIS, SMARTIE, SOCIOTAL and IoT6. His main interest is in the integration of security services, identity, IoT and Smart Cities. He is now coordinator of the OLYMPUS project in the area of eID and security services. He has been head of the research group ANTS since its creation on 1995. Actually he is also advisor to the vice-rector of Research of the University of Murcia for International projects and head of the International Research Project Office. Since 2014 he is Spanish National Representative for the MSCA within H2020. He has published over 200 international papers and being a member of several program committees. He has also participated in several standardization for a like IETF, ISO and ETSI.
eTalk: OLYMPUS Project: An identity management framework that ensures secure and privacy-friendly virtual identity management interactions for citizens accessing services in Europe
OLYMPUS H2020 project addresses the challenges associated with the use of privacy-preserving identity management solutions by establishing an interoperable European identity management framework based on novel cryptographic approaches applied to currently deployed identity management technologies. In particular, OLYMPUS employs distributed cryptographic techniques to split up the role of the online IDP over multiple authorities, so that no single authority can impersonate or track its users. By not requiring users to store any long-lived credentials, the OLYMPUS framework will not rely on any protected hardware or software environments on user devices and will be able to offer a much better-streamlined user experience.
OLYMPUS addresses the security problems of virtual identities by linking citizens’ physical identities to their digital identities, but in such a way that new digital identities can be derived to preserve citizens’ privacy when accessing different online and offline services.
Two use cases to demonstrate the privacy-preserving advantages of the solution will be presented one focused on mobile Driver Licence (mDL) and other related to Credit identity and credit reporting scenario.
Main goals of this speech:
Identity framework supporting solid links between citizens’ physical and digital identities
Solution based on distributed cryptography to split up the role of the IDP over multiple authorities
Interoperability with existing identity management frameworks (IdM) such as SAML, Identity Mixer, or OpenID Connect