Identity & Access Management , Security Operations

The Role of Self-Sovereign Identity Management

Heather Dahl of the Sovrin Foundation on the Next Generation of Identity Control
Heather Dahl, CEO, Sovrin Foundation

As consumers and organizations demand more stringent identity and access management controls, self-sovereign identity management can play a critical role, says Heather Dahl of the Sovrin Foundation.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Dahl also discusses:

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  • The evolution of identity management using blockchain;
  • Developing a series of children's books focusing on cybersecurity;
  • Discussion points from her RSA fireside chat session with U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs.

Dahl is executive director and CEO of Sovrin Foundation, a public service utility enabling self-sovereign digital identity on the internet. She is also co-founder of CynjaTech, which provides microledger data security, encrypted communication channels and guardianship tools for blockchain technology.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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