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The podcast connecting identity and business. Each episode features an in-depth conversation with an identity management leader, focusing on industry hot topics and stories. Join Oscar Santolalla and his special guests as they discuss what’s current and what’s next for digital identity. Produced by Ubisecure.

The podcast connecting identity and business. Each episode features an in-depth conversation with an identity management leader, focusing on industry hot topics and stories. Join Oscar Santolalla and his special guests as they discuss what’s current and what’s next for digital identity. Produced by Ubisecure.




The podcast connecting identity and business. Each episode features an in-depth conversation with an identity management leader, focusing on industry hot topics and stories. Join Oscar Santolalla and his special guests as they discuss what’s current and what’s next for digital identity. Produced by Ubisecure.






Interpreting the Finnish Trust Network (FTN) with Traficom’s Petteri Ihalainen – Podcast Episode 33

Let's Talk About Digital Identity with Petteri Ihalainen, Senior Specialist at the National Cyber Security Centre, Finland (part of Traficom - Finnish Transport and Communications Agency). In episode 33, Oscar's on home turf talking to Petteri Ihalainen about the identity landscape in Finland and all about the Finnish Trust Network (FTN) – what it is, why it came about and what the benefits are for Finland's population. They also discuss Katso, Finland's business-to-government national...


New Zealand’s Digital Identity Trust Framework with Andrew Weaver, DINZ – Podcast Episode 32

Let's Talk About Digital Identity with Andrew Weaver, Executive Director of Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ). In episode 32, Andrew fills us in on the main trends and challenges for digital identity in New Zealand, its national Digital Identity Trust Framework and the importance of interoperability between identity systems. He also gives us an excellent tip for individuals and organisations on reframing identity, inspired by Maori identity validations - trusting and respecting identities...


Securing systems with Privileged Access Management (PAM): SSH.com – Podcast Episode 31

Let's Talk About Digital Identity with Miikka Sainio, CTO, and Rami Raulas, Vice President EMEA, at SSH.com. In episode 31, Oscar talks to Miikka and Rami about expanding identity beyond IAM and CIAM to Privileged Access Management. Listen for: what exactly Privileged Access Management (PAM) is; PAM benefits and use cases; the complexity and challenges with cloud, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments; ephemeral certificates; the principle and application of zero trust; and SSH's PAM product...


Data minimisation: value, trust and obligation with Meeco’s Katryna Dow – Podcast Episode 30

Let's Talk About Digital Identity with Katryna Dow, founder and CEO of Meeco. Katryna talks to Oscar about her career (including inspiration from Minority Report), Meeco's personal data & distributed ledger platform, the importance of data minimisation to inspire trust in organisations, and cultural differences in attitudes towards digital identity. "The greatest way to overcome this privacy paradox is transparency." "Where regulators have moved to increase the data transparency and data...


Critical cybersecurity concerns during a pandemic with Lisa Forte – Podcast Episode 29

Let's Talk About Digital Identity with Lisa Forte, Partner at Red Goat Cyber Security and Host of the Rebooting YouTube Channel. In episode 29, Oscar talks to Lisa about her fascinating journey to cybersecurity, the lucrative schemes that hackers and scammers have been employing since the start of the pandemic, the group of volunteers (CV19) she co-founded to help protect hospitals against cyber-attacks with the onset of COVID19 in Europe, and top tips for individuals and organisations on...


The Role of Identity in Digital Transformation with Jurgita Sarkovaite, NEO Consulting – Podcast Episode 28

Let's talk about digital identity with Jurgita Sarkovaite, Innovation and Strategy Manager at NEO Consulting. In episode 28, Jurgita and Oscar discuss digital transformation, particularly in light of COVID19, and the critical role of identity in any digital transformation project. The conversation also explores the importance of digital identity in customer experience and how companies are approaching digital identity in light of that, including who has ultimate influence over digital...


Desafíos de la identidad digital en Latinoamérica con Josselyne Abarca, Seguridad América – Podcast Episode 27

Let's talk about digital identity with Josselyne Abarca, Gerente General y socia fundadora de Seguridad América. A note for our English-speaking listeners: this week's episode is in Spanish, talking about the challenges of digital identity in Latin America with Josselyne Abarca, CEO and founding partner of Seguridad América. [En español] “Las empresas y organizaciones están migrando todos sus servicios al ámbito digital y uno de los desafíos con los que se encuentran es certificar o...


Pioneering neurographic passwords with Tricerion’s Schehrezade Davidson – Podcast Episode 26

Let's talk about digital identity with Schehrezade Davidson, CEO of Tricerion. In episode 26, Oscar talks to Schehrezade about Tricerion's neurographic authentication solution – picture-based passwords. They discuss how neurographic authentication solves the risks of alphanumeric passwords and spoof phishing, the benefits for users who find it hard to remember and input alphanumeric passwords, and its use cases. "None of us like passwords, we want something simple. But individuals understand...


Privacy, contact tracing apps and facial recognition with Debbie Reynolds – Podcast Episode 25

Let's talk about digital identity with Debbie Reynolds, Founder, CEO, and Chief Data Privacy Officer at Debbie Reynolds Consulting LLC. And we're back with series 2! Kicking us off is Debbie Reynolds, looking at privacy in contact tracing apps around the world. Debbie walks us through the potential issues with contact tracing apps with regard to regional laws, security risks which must be mitigated against and the practical effectiveness of the apps themselves. Debbie and Oscar also dive...


The LEI: A catalyst for universal digital identity with Clare Rowley of GLEIF – Podcast Episode 24

Let's talk about digital identity with Clare Rowley, Head of Business Operations at the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). In episode 24, Clare and Oscar delve into the world of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – what exactly is an LEI; the GLEIF's role in ensuring the operation of the Global LEI System and promoting LEI engagement; and the specific, quantifiable benefits that the LEI can bring to the banking sector. "Consumer protection, greater transparency in the supply...


Dissecting biometrics with Onfido’s Director of Product, Susana Lopes – Podcast Episode 23

Let's talk about digital identity with Susana Lopes, Director of Product at Onfido. In episode 23, Oscar talks to Susana about what biometrics enable that other identifiers can’t; the importance of anti-spoofing (liveness); privacy concerns around biometrics and regulatory impact; algorithmic bias in biometrics (including race, age, gender and other demographic differentials) and Onfido's work with the ICO in this regard. "Biometrics protect users against themselves in situations where they...


Fast-tracking identity digitalisation in the ‘new normal’ with Simon Wood, Ubisecure CEO – (Bonus!) Podcast Episode 22

Let's talk about digital identity with Simon Wood, CEO of Ubisecure. In episode 22, we're featuring a bonus lockdown episode in which Oscar talks to Simon about how the current pandemic has changed, and is still changing, the digital identity landscape. "Now is the time for the digital identity industry to practice what we preach - security, efficiency, user experience, regulatory compliance." The conversation covers the key issues surrounding remote working and digital-first strategies,...


Spicing Up Identity & Access Management Compliance with Cybercom’s Bengt Berg – Podcast Episode 21

Let's talk about digital identity with Bengt Berg, Head of Compliance Management Services at Cybercom. "The most common system or platform to get hacked is the system you didn't even know you had." We all know the importance of regulatory compliance in any Identity and Access Management (IAM) scenario. What we don't always know is how to make colleagues engage with compliance, to ensure they sit up, listen and remember to always keep compliance front of mind. In episode 21, Bengt Berg fills...


The API Economy and the role of identity in API security with Marjukka Niinioja – Podcast Episode 20

Let's talk about digital identity with Marjukka Niinioja, co-author of API Economy 101 and Founding Partner at Osaango. Why are APIs not just a technical issue, but a business issue as well? In episode 20, Oscar chats to API guru Marjukka Niinioja about the opportunities APIs can create, how COVID-19 has highlighted the need for digitalisation, the role of identity in API security and the importance of standards like OpenID Connect. "You don't need to have an army of coders, you just need to...


Decentralised identity with blockchain: Sid Desai, REMME – Podcast Episode 19

Let's talk about digital identity with Sid Desai, Director at REMME. In episode 19, Oscar talks to Sid about what exactly a decentralised ID is, its benefits, use cases and open standards such as the Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) specification from W3C. They also discuss how decentralised identity will develop in the coming years, and why REMME is building a decentralised model of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). "Blockchain replaces traditional 'trust by authority' with 'trust by...


How the Certificate Authority plays a critical role in identity with DigiCert’s Dean Coclin – Podcast Episode 18

Let's talk about digital identity with Dean Coclin, Senior Director, Business Development at DigiCert. In episode 18, Oscar is joined by Dean Coclin, representing the world's largest public Certificate Authority (CA) – DigiCert. The conversation decodes exactly what a CA does and its critical role in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Listen in on DigiCert's view of, and role in, digital identity with relation to Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Extended Validation (EV) certificates, the...


Confronting issues in Kenya’s national identity scheme with Grace Mutung’u – Podcast Episode 17

Let's Talk About Digital Identity with Grace Mutung'u, internet policy advocate and research fellow at CIPIT. "We need to think about identities before thinking about applications of digital technologies." This week, Oscar chats to Grace Mutung'u about challenges for digital identity in Kenya and the various considerations for inclusive national identification, including historical, social and economic issues. She fills us in on the court case against Huduma Namba (Kenya's national ID...


Exploring Mobile Connect with GSMA’s Niklas Bergvall – Podcast Episode 16

Let's talk about digital identity with Niklas Bergvall, Chair of the Mobile Connect Interest Group at GSMA. In episode 16, Niklas fills us in on how mobile operators around the world have joined forces to build a standard for strong authentication and other services to help protect our digital identity – Mobile Connect. "It may be that you and I, and some of the listeners of the podcast, are interested in identity. For the rest of the world its a necessary evil." Niklas and Oscar discuss...


The latest in finger-vein biometrics with Andy Milton, Hitachi – Podcast Episode 15

Let's talk about digital identity with Andy Milton, Head of Channels at Hitachi Digital Security. In episode 15, Oscar talks to Andy about Hitachi's pioneering finger-vein biometrics – VeinID Five. Hear about its use cases (present and future), the evolution of the product to its current form, comparison with other biometric and non-biometric authentication methods and, importantly, the relevant privacy and security risk mitigations. Andy Milton is Head of Channels and Marketing for Hitachi...


Opportunities and challenges for eGovernment with Rainer Hörbe, KPMG – Podcast Episode 14

Let's talk about digital identity with Rainer Hörbe, Senior Manager at KPMG Austria. In episode 14, Oscar and Rainer discuss identity management and eGovernment, including views on challenges in real eGovernment projects - India's Aadhar, Austria's smart ID card and China's residents' card. They also talk about Kantara's eGovernment work group, of which Rainer is the chair, and the annual TIIME conference, which he organises. Rainer graduated in Computer Science from the University of...