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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.

 

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…

 

NFTs for digital identity — first get over your baggage

What is the big deal with NFTs? Every day I read an article about a collection of digital images being…

 

Digital identity is crucial for targeted sanctions

Sanctions are a diplomatic action that governments and businesses can take to defend against threats of war. Digital identity is…

 

Businesses need robust digital identity too

Companies and small businesses are increasingly seeing their identity stolen, spoofed, faked and attacked. Criminals are using the lack of…

 

Aggregating digital wallets is a bad idea

In my physical wallet, my credit cards, driver’s license, health insurance card, public transit cards, vaccination card, and yearly pass…

 

Humanizing exclusion in digital identity technology

One of the challenges of building successful digital identity products is understanding the many use cases of the people using…

 

DHS SVIP Program offering funding for biometric wearables

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SVIP (Silicon Valley Innovation Program) has launched a new funding opportunity focused on…

 

The Metaverse: A missed opportunity for data ownership and privacy?

The metaverse is an opportunity to add an interactive layer to the internet – but will we learn from the…

 

Apple’s promised mobile driver’s license and the fear of vendor lock-in

iOS 15 was supposed to include the first set of mobile driver’s licenses launched in partnership with 8 states. Now…

 

The forces changing user-controlled digital identity in 2022

The end of the year is a time when many put on an amateur futurist hat to make predictions about…

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