January 24
The Art and Science of Agenda Building

Andi Hindle | Identiverse Content Chair

We’ve had a few people ask us how the content selection process for Identiverse works. With the Identiverse 2019 Call for Presentations complete and the review and selection process now well underway, this seemed like a good time to provide a little more insight into the agenda-building effort.   The first step is to start […]

November 02
Updates from our Content Chair

Andi Hindle | Identiverse Content Chair

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, things have been busy on the identity front over the past few months. There are a few key themes emerging which I expect will continue to develop over the coming months, and which I’ll start to explore here. Given the volume of activity to choose from, though, there’s a good […]

November 01
Vectors of Trust

Justin Richer | Security Architect, Software Engineer, Standards Editor and Systems Designer

Anyone working in the identity industry will tell you that identity is difficult to define. Anyone who says it’s simple is trying to sell you their definition. Even harder than a universal definition, and perhaps more important, is a consistent means of measurement. People can still log in if we disagree on the details of […]

October 31
Chrome Puts Token Binding in a Bind

Brian Campbell | Distinguished Engineer, Ping Identity

Bearer tokens underlie the vast majority of online identity transactions engaged in by identity professionals and amateurs alike. A bearer token has the property that any party in possession of that token (i.e., the “bearer”) can use it to access any associated resources. No other proof beyond the simple possession of the token is needed […]

July 24
Consolidation Not Fragmentation, at Last!

Colin Wallis | Executive Director, Kantara Initiative

It’s hard to believe a month has gone by since the identerati converged on the Hynes Convention Center in Boston and emerged four days later as the ‘Identiversed’. I’m still emailing follow-ups, and receiving them too, as many folks took time out to celebrate the 4th of July the week following the event. These big […]

July 19
The State of the Authorization Union

David Brossard | VP Customer Relations, Axiomatics

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to talk at the European Identity Conference on a topic that is close to my heart: authorization. More specifically, I discussed how the evolving IT landscape requires an even finer grained authorization framework to be able to deliver value to consumers as a whole. In a later […]

July 11
Shining Stars: Brightest Moments of Identiverse 2018

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

Friends of identity, it’s a little bittersweet now that Identiverse™ 2018 has come to an end. We can’t thank all of you enough for making our inaugural year under our new branding so fun and memorable. The spirit of Cloud Identity Summit has truly evolved into something amazing, and Identiverse certainly had its Big Bang […]

June 19
Identiverse Content Countdown Series, Part 6: Agenda Highlights Recap

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

If you’ve kept track of this Identiverse content series, you might recall me saying in the first blog, “Keep in mind, these blogs aren’t intended to be extensive lists, so if you’re building your agenda or making a final decision whether to attend this year, check out the full agenda online.” Well, I wasn’t lying. […]

June 13
Identiverse Content Countdown Series, Part 5: Privacy, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

We’ve been covering blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and their place in the identiverse for a number of years. We’ve had in-depth discussions about privacy, self-sovereign identity, hashgraph and more. The conversation has evolved quite a bit in the last few months. So in 2018, we’re taking a much more careful look into where distributed […]

June 12
Sometimes, Standards Aren’t Enough

George Fletcher | Identity Standards Architect, Oath

Whether through merger or acquisition, bringing together two companies with different identity systems is a huge challenge. To make matters more complicated, you need to address web apps and mobile apps differently. Leveraging standards can help solve and smooth over the technology consolidation issues, but they’re not always enough. In this post, I’ll share what […]

June 05
Identiverse Content Countdown Series, Part 4: Identity Standards and Architecture

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

Identity standards and architecture form the bedrock of our industry, providing the foundational technologies and best-practice patterns for resilient, scalable, secure and user-oriented identity deployments. It’s no surprise then that you’ll find plenty of sessions on these topics at Identiverse 2018 (formerly Cloud Identity Summit). In fact, there are so many that it would be […]

The Castaway Society: Identity for Inclusion Isn’t Charity

Bianca Lopes | Identity Strategist

When it comes to financial inclusion, the truth is that most people think about some Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program or full-on charity for developing countries. This is straight up wrong! Identity for Financial Inclusion (IFI) isn’t about charity—it’s about business. It’s been calculated that a 1% increase in inclusion would result in a 3.6% increase in […]

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