“Sharing signals is as old as civilization. What is new and important is deploying signaling systems that demonstrably improve the security of existing infrastructure. Internet Identity systems are most vulnerable when verification is spread among competing stakeholders. Sharing signals address that weakness and enables more shared security measures that increase resilience.” Don Thibeau, OIX Chairman and President
Innovate Identity have been working on a project with the OIX looking at whether signals could be shared between Identity Providers (IdPs) via a signal manager to be used to better prevent fraud.
Using a number of use cases such as registration velocity and ghost identity this alpha project established that signals are useful in providing information which the IdPs otherwise would not have had to help detect and prevent fraud.
This project has been successful in identifying new use cases which could be tested and bought up more details questions around use cases for further investigation.
You can find out more about the project and read the full whitepaper here.