“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.” — wikipedia. WiderPoV: Gall’s Law is guidance for starting something new.…
Wider Team had a verifiable 2022
Our small band of strategy consultants gave back to our professional communities in 2022. Here’s the recap of our digital identity, ethics, manufacturing, and supply chain talks, papers, standards work, and workshops.
Identity of Things: verifiable credentials are safer for IoT systems
Paper: “Capabilities-based access control for IoT devices using Verifiable Credentials”
For good and bad reasons, the makers of wind turbines and cars and ship engines and weather sensors choose to hide data.
Your IoT Trust Gap (and how to close it)
Most devices today still lack strong identity. This is dangerous in healthcare as IoMT and medtech explode. This Wider Team research note expands on this with quotes from experts.
Adam named all the animal species, according to some readings, about 5782 years ago. And the great David Kearns wrote about pervasive and ubiquitous identity back in 2013. Nine years later the explosive growth of ubicomp continues to spew sensing, thought, controls and talk into our buildings, cars, homes, medical devices, energy grids, and everything…
Identity of Things Grand Challenges
Wider Team helps our clients confront IoT grand challenges (our view based on field work). You know you’re challenged when… Grand Challenge Wider Brings: Your own IoT is becoming overwhelming. Your fleet is growing faster than you can know all the parties that make it work, touch your data, or threaten its integrity. Self knowledge…
IDoT Tempos: Cadence, Lifecycles, and the Long Now
So, a few notes on the rising tempo gaps between things, makers, humans, & flocks: 1. Devices can be in service for decades. Buildings. Tractors. Prostheses. Solar panels. Devices are often not supported through their whole lives, as their makers a. retire them as products or b. close as an enterprise, abandoning the devices. 2.…
Six months goes fast: December’s Predictions
End-of-year predictions are fun. But the last six months were as surprising as the six before. How did we do?
“We need to talk…” UX for Identity of Things conversations
▶⏸⏯⏭⏪⏹⏺⏮⏩◀ Play, Pause, Step Back, Jump Ahead. Our iconography for linear navigation was lifted from olde technology, the VCR, which borrowed it from audio cassette players like the Sony Walkman that recycled commands from larger reel to reel audio tape machines. We need a new iconography for identity interaction. Which interactions? What are the identity…
Wider’s High Assurance Digital Identity Maturity Model
High Assurance Digital Identity for #IoT (and #IoMT) doesn’t just happen. You have to build distinctive competence within your enterprise and without. This is our first draft.