[LINK] DK: 'New Digital Security Models'

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Feb 15 08:44:44 AEDT 2011

Denmark is the most extreme national-database state.  (To date, 
Finland is its only real competitor).

Despite, or maybe because of that, the Danish National IT and Telecom 
Agency has launched a discussion paper on New Digital Security Models:
(2.3MB, 46pp.)

A hallmark of the approach is separation of identity from data, with 
attribute-based credentials as a central element.

The document was stimulated (and maybe part-written?) by Stephan 
Engberg, and leverages ideas implemented in Stefan Brands' U-Prove 

The agency says that it's motivated by the emergence of cloud computing.

(The timing is handy, because I'm about to prepare the slide-set for 
40 minutes on 'security in the cloud' at the end of the 'Cloud 
Computing in Government' event in Canberra next Wed-Thu - 200 
delegates apparently, paying way too much money).

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Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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