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Articles By Heather Vescent

Heather Vescent is a digital identity industry thought leader and futurist with more than a decade of experience delivering strategic intelligence consulting to governments, corporations and entrepreneurs. Vescent’s research has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox and the Atlantic. She is co-author of the The Secrets of Spies, The Cyber Attack Survival Manual and The Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity.

What is driving 2022 interest in the Metaverse? It’s not like the metaverse is a new concept – virtual worlds…

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The password paradigm at Identiverse 2022

We know there are problems with passwords. It seems no matter what we do to make them more secure –…

 

Decentralized Identifiers 1.0 are now a W3C standard

Overcoming the formal objections of Google, Apple and Mozilla, Tim Berners Lee announced via Ralph Swick “The DID core specification…

 

Verifiable Credentials go mainstream at Identiverse 2022

The digital identity community came together last week at arguably the first major and fully in-person conference since 2019 –…

 

Identity fabric, web3 and tech ethics: a virtual EIC 2022 recap

We’ve already highlighted great content from EIC 2022. In this piece I’ve picked the best web3 and decentralized identity sessions…

 

Avast’s Charlie Walton wants you to Bring Your Own Identity

When I heard that Evernym, one of the first companies to bet big on self-sovereign identity, was acquired by European…

 

IIW 2022: A return to the Computer History Museum as decentralized ID hype peaks

After a two year hiatus, the Internet Identity Workshop returned to the Computer History Museum, convening its first in-person event…

 

Kim Cameron scholarship commemorates a digital identity legacy still growing

The OpenID Foundation recently announced the Kim Cameron award program in order to support a new generation of user-centric digital…

 

Thoughtful Biometrics event returns to advance ethical practices

Dates for the second Thoughtful Biometrics conference have been announced. The virtual conference will happen across 4 days between July…

 

Reducing government fraud: a discussion with SecureKey’s Andre Boysen

In August, 2021, a Tarzana, California couple went on the run. They escaped while on house arrest by removing their…

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