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PKI post blockchain

A presentation at the Cloud Identity Summit 2017 on new applications for digital certificates to convey provenance of attributes.

Steve presented Lockstep Technologies' "MDAV" project at the Cloud Identity Summit in Chicago. "Mobile Device Attributes Validation" is a pilot funded by the Department of Homeland Security and conducted within the Kantara Identity and Privacy Incubator, to prove out Lockstep's "Stepwise" attribute certificates methods. We show that PKI can be configured in a flattened, light-touch structure, with certificates presented peer-to-peer, thus replicating many of the attractive properties of blockchains.

The research in this presentation was conducted under contract with the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and sponsored by Kantara Initiative Inc. Any opinions contained herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of DHS S&T.