Where FIDO Meets SSI

Oct 19, 2022

Session Details

Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is an emerging approach to digital identity that puts individuals in control of their digital identity data and experiences. It represents a return to how identity verification has been managed in the physical world for several centuries, where individuals carry their identity credentials in a wallet and can show this verified data to anyone, anywhere to immediately provide the proof a relying party requires. Being able to do this digitally, via a smartphone or browser, enables a smooth, direct, private, and secure relationship between brands and their customers. 

In this presentation, Avast’s Dmitry Barinov will discuss the underlying open standards and cryptography behind SSI, how it is used for passwordless authentication, and how this decentralized approach can complement FIDO / WebAuthn to enable both greater privacy and security protections and better overall customer experiences.