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Microsoft at Identiverse Virtual 2020

Join the brightest minds in the industry to experience unparalleled education and collaboration and get insight into the future of identity.


Sponsored sessions

A Zero Trust approach for today’s world

with Nitika Gupta

With the current shift to a remote workforce, many organizations that have traditionally invested in network as a perimeter have had to quickly adapt and enable secure access to corporate resources. End users are working from home, and VPN isn’t always a viable option. A Zero Trust approach to securing your data is more important than ever. This session will demystify Zero Trust and lay out the steps needed to start your Zero Trust journey.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

10:00 AM

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Identity governance for all your users made easier through analytics

with Rahul Prakash

The growing number of users, devices, and apps connected to a network has made it increasingly difficult and time-consuming for organizations to proactively detect and remediate access risk. This session will show how analytics and machine learning can be used to automate the governance lifecycle management for internal and external user access and ensure that users have only the access they need. You’ll learn how analytics can help you:

  • Drive user productivity by automatically granting access to SaaS apps based on usage patterns.
  • Drive better recommendations and automation for reviewers who periodically review access.
  • Programmatically remove users who are no longer required.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

10:00 AM

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Microsoft Masterclass: Manage and secure all your apps with identity as the control plane

with Jairo Cadena and Jeevan Bisht

Secure application access is a challenge many organizations face when implementing a Zero Trust strategy. In this masterclass, we’ll discuss how identity can be the control plane for managing and securing all apps, from Microsoft 365, popular SaaS apps, and traditional on-premises apps, to custom-built line-of-business apps. You’ll learn about:

  • The benefits of bringing all apps under one integrated identity platform.
  • The different integration pathways available and the best practices to bring all your apps under one identity provider (IDP).
  • New integration capabilities with your existing infrastructure.

Tuesday, July 24, 2020

9:00 AM

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Microsoft Masterclass: Upgrade your apps authentication from Active Directory Federation Services to Azure Active Directory

with Luis Leon Plata and Ramiro Calderon

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) has helped organizations start their digital transformation journey by improving access to their cloud and web apps. The security landscape calls for a more modern and more scalable solution to increase app security, improve employee productivity, and reduce IT costs. In this masterclass you’ll learn how you can use Azure AD as your central identity platform. You’ll also learn how to upgrade from AD FS to secure all your apps directly from the cloud and reduce your dependency on on-premise identity systems. We'll walk you through various Azure AD tools and features to help you discover and reconfigure your AD FS apps, and we’ll share some best practices to ensure a smooth migration for all your users.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

11:00 AM

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Additional sessions

Distributed open identity: Self-sovereign OpenID, a status report

with Preeti Rastogi

In November 2019, OpenID Connect WG separated Chapter 7 from OpenID Connect Core and made it an independent specification to close the gap between "Self-issued OpenID Provider" and "Self-sovereign Identity.” This session (a follow-up to the Identiverse 2019 session "SSO: Self-sovereign OpenID Connect—a to-do list”) will provide an overview of these developments and bring the audience up to speed on what’s happening in the space, complete with demos of such implementations.

Monday, June 29, 2020

11:00 AM

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Meet ION: An open, public, permissionless DID network

with Daniel Buchner and Henry Tsai

In this session, you’ll learn about the key technical challenges in creating decentralized identifier/PKI systems and how we designed the Sidetree protocol to solve them. You’ll walk away understanding how to use ION (an instantiation of Sidetree running on Bitcoin) to create and manage W3C-compliant Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs).

Monday, August 03, 2020

9:00 AM

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Identity for Firstline Workers: Transforming work for the next two billion

with Steve Ball

Firstline Workers are the first to engage your customers and the first to represent your brand. Their ambition, creativity, and action differentiate the customer experience, drive productivity, and bring your organization’s strategies to life. Their unique technology needs present specific security and compliance challenges that must be addressed without burdening your IT organization. Empowering your Firstline Workforce starts with providing ways to quickly onboard them and allow them to securely access the tools, applications, and data they need to be productive, while respecting security and compliance requirements to protect your data and brand. This session will address real-world considerations when providing solutions for this important and often untapped user population.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

9:00 AM

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Enabling scalable, multilateral federations with OpenID Connect

with Mike Jones

Responding to demand from the research and education community to migrate from SAML 2 to the simpler OpenID Connect protocol, the OpenID Connect working group has created the OpenID Connect Federation specification to enable this. The new approach incorporates lessons learned from existing SAML 2 federations—especially using a new, scalable approach to federation metadata in which organizations host their own signed metadata and federation operators in turn sign statements about the organizations participating in the federation. This session will describe progress in implementing and deploying OpenID Connect Federation, upcoming interop events and results, and next steps to complete the specification and foster production deployments.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

11:00 AM

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Enabling attributes of self in identity systems

with Bethan Cantrell

In many digital environments some people may want to include relevant, self-identified attributes, such as gender, religion, and sexual orientation in their digital identity. As we can see from current events, there’s a clear tension between enabling people to identify these attributes and the risk of those attributes being used to harm them. Whether the identity system is for work, government services, a social network, or something else, it needs to be implemented in a way that provides benefit without opportunity for systematic harm. This session will explore considerations when planning to enable sharing of this information as identity attributes and will present a few scenarios for discussion about controls that can be put in place.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

9:00 AM

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The science behind detecting compromised identities

with Dana Kaufman

Most compromised identities show a deviation from the user’s normal behavior in their interactions with the identity provider. It may seem easy to detect a compromised account using simple rules based on past behavior, but these simple rules generate too many false positives, and the signal often gets lost in the noise. In this session, you’ll peek under the hood of the data science to see how you can use behavioral analytics, machine learning, and other risk signals to design high-quality algorithms that help detect identity compromise in real time.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

9:00 AM

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