IT SYSTEMS: IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT
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 and other selected cases.
- Illustrate the identity and access management architecture framework and discuss the security risks associated with its various deployment options
- Discuss the different mechanisms for establishing strong authentication (e.g. OTP, certificate based authentication, device authentication, etc.)
- Explain the principles of key public infrastructure and certification authorities, and demonstrate their value in mitigating the security risks facing modern societies
- Explain the most well-known access control mechanisms and the roles of oauth, OATH, SAML and OpenID standards in the IAM domain and apply the concepts of (federated) SSO
- Demonstrate the building of IAM using selected industrial tools and practical case studies (e.g. e-passport and boarder gate, mobile-banking, and e-movement services)
- Lecture, discussion, syndicate work, case study and exercises. Audio-visual aids will be used to reinforce these learning methods.
- 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.