Prabath is the Vice President - Security Architecture at WSO2. Prabath has over 11 years of industry experience that currently involves providing security architecture solutions to many of WSO2’s key customers.
He has spoken at several global user conferences including ApacheCon, OSCON, QCon, WSO2Con, and European Identity Conference, among others. He has also authored four books related to Apache Maven, enterprise integration, and API security. Prabath is an Apache Axis2 PMC member as well as a member of OASIS Identity Metasystem Interoperability (IMI) TC,OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC, OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC, OASIS Identity in the Cloud TC and OASIS Cloud Authorization (CloudAuthZ) TC.
He enjoys reading during his spare time.
In today’s digital landscape, we don’t own our digital identities. We might be able to control what information we put online, and manage how it’s used to a degree, but once we give that data to Facebook, Google, or Microsoft, they own it. The emerging technology of blockchain has the potential to change that with the concept of self-sovereign identity (SSID). With SSID, individuals could maintain control over their digital identities, as well as how it is used and where it is stored. This would benefit businesses and consumers alike, simplifying efforts like KYC that cost financial institutions millions of dollars a year, and preventing data theft or misuse like the current Facebook/Cambridge Analytica fiasco. Blockchain is a widely discussed topic under self-sovereign identity. There are many ongoing initiatives including the Sovrin Foundation, W3C Credentials Community Group, Decentralized IDentifiers (DIDs) to build identity on blockchain. This talk explores the evolution of identity management in the era of blockchain.