4pm - 6pm GMT

Wednesday 18 January 2023

The Future of Identity

We are delighted to be hosting a joint event between the University of Surrey’s Centre for Cyber Security and the SASIG group, the UK’s premier cyber security network. This is the latest event in Surrey’s ‘Future of Cyber’ series, organised by Surrey’s Centre for Cyber Security.

Identity access management has been a core topic of cyber security for many years, however, new technologies are changing how these functions might be provided.

Advances in areas such as biometric authentication are transforming how users access secure services through the use of facial recognition, fingerprints, voice analysis and other techniques. There is also growing sophistication in attacker’s methods that include fake imagery, voices and fingerprints, rendering these new technologies vulnerable.

As providers of financial, e-commerce and other business services race to adopt biometrics in order to make their customer experience as straightforward and seamless as possible, greater focus is needed to protect against exploits that defeat these new (and some not so new) technologies.

As the arms race between security defender and attacker continues, we call into question the meaning of identity – how do you ultimately prove you are who you say you are? Who should arbitrate? Where do the physical and digital worlds of identity need to converge?


University of Surrey
Stag Hill Campus
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey

Book your FREE place today.

This event will be face-to-face and held at The University of Surrey campus in Guildford. Starting at 4pm and running for 2 hours, there will be an interactive Q&A session and networking opportunities including light refreshments.

Details on how to get to the campus and the event location will be provided to registered attendees nearer the time.

If you have any problems registering, please email k.ledger@surrey.ac.uk.

Speakers will include: 

• Professor Victoria Baines, who will discuss the future of identity in the metaverse

• Professor Steve Schneider will look at how decentralised digital identity allows more data control

• Nick Palmer of SentinelOne examines the challenge of account takeover and how to verify identity

• Professor Carsten Maple of University of Warwick, and Turing Fellow, will be joining us to discuss Developing Trustworthy National Digital Identity Systems


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