Dr. Suzanne Barber is a national leader in identity management and the primary organizer of the recent summit: “The Digital Identity: A Double-Edged Sword”. At the summit, experts from industry, government, and academia discussed how shortfalls in even the most fundamental identity management needs, such as basic standards and definitions, are undermining efforts to make our digital identities as secure as our physical ones.
“In the meantime,” says Dr. Barber “we are developing software agents that can assess the trustworthiness of information from different sources. These ‘intelligent agents’ operate in complex environments with massive amounts of conflicting information. They evaluate the reliability of the source, coordinate information exchange, and can take into account cost considerations and timeliness as well. We are very excited by the rapid progress we are making in this area.”