ATIS Charts the Course for the Future of Authentication and Authorization Through Context-Aware Identity Management

WASHINGTON, DC — Technology advancements in IoT sensors and devices, edge computing and storage, as well as a growing number of connected devices create an abundance of contextual information that is available to networks. A new ATIS report overviews the latest in context aware identity management (CaIdM) approaches that this information makes possible. ATIS’ Context-Aware Identity Management Framework lays out the framework and functional elements that will drive CaIdM innovations into the future.

Envision a world in which, instead of your having to apply increasingly more complex passwords and authentication factors, a system leverages contextual information to increase security performance while transparently delivering a better user experience. “Context awareness” refers to a system’s ability to gather information about its environment and adapt behavior accordingly. “Situational awareness” extends this concept to project contextual data onto process and tasks, and even predict future events. As the means for using context and situational information grow more sophisticated, robust new solutions are evolving that apply real-time and dynamic approaches to managing authentication and authorization by using contextual factors such as location, proximity and environmental data.

“At the consumer level, context-awareness is sure to make life easier and strengthen security when it comes to accessing the network or applications,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “In terms of ATIS members and the broader ICT industry, this new report delivers insight that can help them meet future market requirements and create new business opportunities through context-as-a-service.”

Access ATIS’ Context-Aware Identity Management Framework in the ATIS White Paper Center.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org. Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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