We are living in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) which provides seamless integration and ease of access between various objects regardless of their physical proximity. The IoT is spreading across different vertical domains such as healthcare systems, government services, banks and telecommunications, just to name a few. We are no longer only vulnerable to attacks against valuable enterprises' digital content but also to life threatening attacks, terrorist attacks, espionage attacks, etc. The need for providing identity assurance and stringent access control, as a result, is of utmost importance. This course covers the fundamental principles and architecture framework for an end-to-end IT identity and access management system. This includes identity assurance, authentication, authorization, accountability, auditability, Single Sign-On (SSO) and identity federation. It also discusses practical case studies such as e-passport, mobile banking, e-government services, EMV systems and other selected cases.
This course is highly interactive and includes group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It also includes practical exercises and role playing that allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in identity and access management.
This course has been designed for IT professionals such as IT Strategic Planners, Project Managers, Security Managers, Security Architects and Risk Managers.Although the course is technical in nature, complex concepts are discussed at an abstract level to fit the needs of participants from various technical backgrounds.
Dr. Imad Abbadi
Dr. Imad Abbadi is an Associate Professor in Information Security with over 18 years of experience managing large scale industrial projects. Dr. Abbadi has worked at Oxford University leading the establishment of next generation trusted Cloud infrastructure. For 3 years, while at Oxford Dr. Abbadi developed and is teaching Oxford’s globally recognized course in Cloud Security as part of Oxford MSc in Systems Security. His experience spans across several domains including finance, healthcare, power stations and education institutes. His industrial skills also spans across almost all technologies behind Cloud computing.
Dr. Abbadi has authored a leading Cloud Management and Security book published by Wiley Press, as well as 40+ scientific papers published in prestigious journals.
Dr. Abbadi is currently contracted for SAMA (Saudi Arabia Monitory Agency) to lead the activities of migrating the most critical element in financial institutions (the PKI and EMV systems – similar to Visa/MasterCard role in Europe) to a new technology and also moving the hosting infrastructure into a private Cloud.