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August IAM Online Title and Abstract

Jul 23, 2018, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: Frontpage News, Identity Management, InCommon, Internet2 Member, Trust & Identity
Identity Matching: How to Know Who’s Who (Will the Real John Smith Please Stand Up)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / Noon MT / 11 am PT

Identity Matching is an essential part of any institution’s identity management processes. When a new student or employee enters the system, are they already known from a previous affiliation? What if an error is corrected later in their identity data? How does the system detect possible duplicate identities later? Doing identity matching well is really hard, but preventing duplicate identities or cases of mistaken identity can lead to some sticky situations.

In this IAM Online, you’ll hear from two speakers with ideas to help you improve your identity matching practices. Summer Scanlan will talk about some of the procedures used at the University of California, Berkeley for identity matching and her work to continue to improve them. Ben Oshrin from Spherical Cow Group will explain the technology behind identity matching and give a sneak peek at identity matching work coming out of Internet2’s TIER initiative.

Benn Oshrin, Spherical Cow Group
Summer Scanlan, University of California, Berkeley

Keith Wessel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About IAM Online
IAM Online is a monthly online education series brought to you by Internet2, InCommon, and the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC).