OASIS Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) TC

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Surveying methods of authenticating electronic identities to make them more useful for governments, businesses, and individuals engaged in eGovernment and eCommerce.

Bojan Simic, bojan@hypr.com, Chair
Ken Granger, ken.granger@trusona.com, Chair
Abbie Barbir, BarbirA@Aetna.com, Secretary

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Announcements

The inaugural meeting of the Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) TC was held on on November 19, 2020 with 10 members attending. Ken Granger and Bojan Simic were elected co-chairs and Abbie Barbir was elected Secretary.

Participation in the OASIS Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.


Overview

Strong authentication is needed to protect against account take-over and identity theft. Many technologies are being developed to reduce the reliance on passwords for authentication. Solutions based on FIDO Standards set a high bar by eliminating account take-overs based on phishing attacks. Unfortunately, many other solutions, in particular those that are based on QR code, do not offer the same resistance to Man-in-the-Middle attacks.

The members of the ESAT TC work to remedy risks to strong authentication. Overall, the benefits of assuring authentication will improve the user experience, and reduce the costs related to IdM, security and usability.

Any vendor involved in authenticating electronic identities, passwordless authentication providers, identity service providers, local and national governments, businesses, and individuals engaged in eGovernment and eCommerce will benefit from this work.

For more information, see the Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) TC Charter.


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