Vision Report

Prepare For Decentralized Digital Identity: Security SWOT

Benefits Of Privacy And Centralization Get Hampered By Lack Of Trust, Early Fragmentation, And Growing Pains Of Wallet Management

January 21st, 2020
Sean Ryan, null
Sean Ryan
With contributors:
Merritt Maxim , Elsa Pikulik , Peggy Dostie


In their quest to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and empathy in customer identity and access management, decentralized digital identity (DDID) promises a complete restructuring of the currently centralized physical and digital identity ecosystem into a decentralized and democratized architecture. The architecture ensures that Issuer provided identity claims and proofs are managed by users in their on-device wallets and are only presented to Verifiers in a user authorized way. This report offers security and risk (S&R) pros a balanced, educated opinion on: 1) the security aspects of DDID and 2) its fit for identity verification (IDV) and Identity and Access Management (IAM).

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