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EEMA Training Launches with Focus on eIDAS, Self-Sovereign and National Identity, Blockchain, EU Legal Frameworks and Cyber Security

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EEMA @EEMA1 the leading independent European Think Tank focused on identity, privacy and trust, today announced the launch of six new EEMA Training courses focusing on Decentralized /Self-Sovereign Identity, National Identity Programmes, eIDAS regulation, Blockchain, EU legal framework for electronic identity (eID) and trust services and Cyber Security.

Each of the one-day EEMA training courses is custom made to the specific requirements of the organisation and presented by some of the world’s foremost subject matter experts – Marc Sel, Kaliya Young (the Identity Woman), Hans Graux, Jon Shamah and Steve Kemsley.  

Decentralized / Self-Sovereign Identity

Kaliya Young (also known as The Identity Woman) will share her expertise in this exciting field of digital identity that is changing the paradigm of how identity transactions take place. “We already have decentralized identity, it just happens in paper,” comments Young. “We need to replicate that same model using technology, in order to put information into the hands of individuals and businesses, to share at will, without the issuing party being involved.” The course will provide insight into the latest breakthroughs, how they work, and might be leveraged.

National Identity Programmes

Chair of EEMA, Jon Shamah is a specialist in maximising the operational value chain of national electronics identity (eID) programmes. He will deliver a high-level course specifically tailored to government policymakers and senior corporate decision-makers, to help them understand the standards that are in place for national identity programmes and the issues that can arise from instituting such initiatives. Shamah explains “So many different standards and pieces of legislation add to what is already an extremely complex operation. This course will address the current situation as well as providing a looking glass to what lay ahead in both the near and far horizon.” 

EEMA’s eIDAS training course provides a foundation knowledge of the eIDAS regulation, including the legal aspects and the standards that support it (ETSI, CEN, de-facto, etc). It will give an overview of the various technical implementations and the areas impacted by eIDAS, Know Your Customer (KYC) and the Single Digital Gateway, as well as addressing issues of identity, authentication and services including signatures, seals and timestamping.


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This course introduces the building blocks and use cases of the various types of blockchains and distributed ledgers. This is followed by a foundation module, where the lifecycle of a blockchain, on-boarding of participants and application development are discussed. Also, the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure is addressed, as well as blockchain-based applications.

The eIDAS and Blockchain courses are delivered by Marc Sel, Founder and Director of Trust Warp, and formerly Director of Advisory Services at PwC, specialising in eIDAS Trust Services regulations. He comments: “Both eIDAS (and its successor EUid) and blockchain will influence tomorrow’s government and business landscape. The European pool of talent will continue to find creative solutions to problems. This will increasingly involve digital interactions, where aspects of identity, authentication and integrity are paramount. The objective for these EEMA Training courses is to upskill participants, so they are well-placed to take informed decisions and to contribute to the creation of new solutions.”

EU Legal Framework for eID and Trust Services

This EEMA training programme is ideal for service providers in the field of eID or trust services (signatures, seals, timestamps and electronic delivery), as well as providers of blockchain solutions or electronic mobile wallets, who may be affected by future EU legislation. Through a combination of theoretical and real-life case studies, they will learn how the EU legal framework affects them, and what the legal requirements and expectations are. The training is available in basic or advanced modules and is taught by Hans Graux, a Lawyer from Timelex.

Cyber Security

This course provides a practical understanding of managing a crisis caused by a cyber-attack. It will present methodologies and strategies to prevent the risk of an attack, and how to mitigate the impact of a successful attack on the business, its customers, and the wider supply chain. The course is run by Steve Kemsley is a security consultant at EEMA, specialising in threat and risk mitigation. He comments: “When responding to an attack, acting in the wrong way could be more harmful than the attack itself, businesses need to be prepared and need to be organised, in order to safeguard their customers and their supply chains.” He adds: “The training will benefit those who are running a business or are responsible for information security in their organisation. It will be of particular value to SMEs that may not have a huge support infrastructure.” 

Upon completion of an EEMA Training course, participants are awarded a digital certificate. EEMA Board Director, Lorraine Spector, states: “EEMA Training draws from our unique community of respected subject matter experts, tailoring their syllabus to the specific needs of each organisation. Everyone who takes part in a course will have been taught by those leading their respective fields. We do not believe this caliber of training can be found anywhere else.”

EEMA Training courses are available internationally and can be booked now. Training is currently being delivered virtually, to ensure it is accessible in respect to all current national Covid-19 guidelines.

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