On September 22nd and 23rd several experts met at the theme park Phantasialand near Cologne for the Internet Security Days 2016. esatus AG participated as an expert on Identity & Access Management with the Blockchain.
True to the slogan “Extraordinary events need a special framework”, the ISD took place for the fifth time at Phantasialand. This created a special atmosphere in which participants could exchange information and start networking with each other. The event is organized by eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V. and Heise Media. In addition to the unique location, experienced partners and (security-) experts were present on site, so that a professional event was ensured. Beside of an exhibition where IT security companies were able to present their products, there were presentations and lectures. The participants could learn from the experts directly. esatus AG was not only a participant, but also speaker at the panel with the topic “Identity & Access managen über die Blockchain – Anwendungsszenarien, verfügbare Lösungen und eine kritische Analyse”.
In addition to “cyberattacks” the focus this time was on “cryptography for all” and “digital identities”. A perfect place to present the possibilities of using the Blockchain technology in identity and access issues, which is one of the key research topics of esatus AG. Blockchain is the database technology behind the cryptocurrency “Bitcoin”. The information is distributed and ensured to all participants in the network. The security therefore lies in the entire network and depends not only on a central authority.
We heartily thank the organizers and participants for the great time and we are looking forward to the next year.