Professor Chris Mitchell to deliver Keynote Speech at EuroPKI 2011

RHULProfessor Chris Mitchell from the ISG has been invited to be a keynote speaker at EuroPKI 2011 (8th European Workshop on Public Key Infrastructures, Services and Applications) which takes place between 15th and 16th September 2011 in Leuven, Belgium.

The title of the talk is ‘New architectures for identity management – unifying security infrastructures’ and the abstract for his talk is as follows:

In recent years, a large number of identity management systems have been proposed. Unfortunately, although these systems offer the possibility of significantly improving user security, they have not been widely adopted, typically because the cost of adoption is too high for the involved parties. One major problem is that each such system requires the establishment of its own supporting infrastructure (e.g. a PKI), and all participants must adopt the associated protocols to make use of this infrastructure. This creates major barriers to interoperation and adoption. In this talk we consider the problem of designing identity management systems which enable security infrastructures to be unified in a simple and low cost way, and which require minimal changes to the involved parties.This involves designing combinations of security protocols and client machine software architectures that support secure identity management protocols in ways that offer simple and low cost migration paths.

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