Identity Theft

Introduction An individual’s identity is defined most simply by the set of characteristics that enable a person to be recognized or known. There are three ways of thinking about identity: Identity from nature: characteristics given by the birth parents to the child (fingerprints, DNA, iris pattern) Identity from status: characteristics assigned to individuals by other…

Cable Identity and ARPU

There are two identity activities (the two factor authentication service) which cable service providers already provide and which can be monetized: as a credential service provider, leveraging the security capabilities of modem and router equipment attached to their networks. as an attribute provider, leveraging enrollment and account status information about subscribers. Identity services allow individuals to…

The Ambiguity of Identity

Who are you? In a societal context our identity is established through a series of events and relationships, starting with one’s birth, along with the resulting documentation. Our identity is represented to others through a patchwork of this identity documentation – original paper documents (or copies), ID cards, driver’s licenses, passports, and other types of…

Identity at Cable Service Providers

In order to transact remotely, via telephone or the internet, one must demonstrate who one is. Identity As A Service (IAAS) and Identity Assurance is a subscriber-led concept in which subscribers prove who they are to cable service providers. The “identity” a subscriber seeks to assert is not their physical being, but rather an informational…

Proving Identity

Introduction A number of years ago, Australia embarked on a project to digitize all birth, death, and immigration records and maintain them centrally as electronic records. The thinking was “if you are here, you were either born here or you came here, and thus there should be a record on you.” In the United States,…

Identity and Cable Provider Needs

1. Background Subscriber are attracted to the online experience because it is quicker, and more convenient. For cable providers, the online shift creates ways to attract new subscribers, increase revenue and cut the cost of manual paper-based processes. It enables the cable industry to compete with other telecoms in a way we have never done…

Identity and Cable Strategy

Establishing confidence in a person’s identity is a critical starting point for delivering cable services. Identity proofing has traditionally been conducted in ‘face to face’ settings. Our growing digital economy, in which more and more people are looking to transact online at times most convenient to them, creates a range of challenges to these traditional…

Identity System Benefits

Privacy protections for individuals, who will be able trust that their personal data is handled fairly and transparently Convenience for individuals, who may choose to share less personally identifiable information than they do today Efficiency for organizations, which will benefit from a reduction in paper-based and account management processes Ease-of-use, by automating identity solutions whenever possible…