February 05
Higher Education and Identity in 2018… what’s next?

Dave Shields | M.S., CIAM, Sec+, ITIL-F

We’re officially through the first month of a new year and let’s face it, 2017 brought many interesting changes to the world of identity management and the field of higher education. But now that 2017 is out and 2018 is in, what can we expect to see in higher education and identity management for the […]

December 20
The Identirati Gift-list

Andre Hindle | Identiverse

If your tradition is one that encourages the giving of gifts at this time of year, then hopefully you have all your shopping done. Hopefully, all the gifts are beautifully wrapped up in shiny paper (with a bow, of course!), and they’re ready to be given out and received with delighted surprise (genuine or otherwise). […]

December 19
Open Standards: the Foundation for Open Business

Matt Klassen | Ping Identity

Identity standards matter. This statement is nothing new to those of us in the identity and access management world. We have known this and believed this for well over a decade. This year, however, marks a milestone that is worth talking about – identity standards finally matter, I mean really matter to the business world. […]

December 18
Five Identity Trends to Watch in 2018

Scott Mace | Freelance Journalist

2017 was an eventful year for efforts to move identity technology beyond its existing boundaries. As we enter 2018, I thought I would highlight a few of the trends to watch and how they evolved in 2017. To put this list together, I had the help of Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D, an enterprise architect in […]

November 16
The evolution continues- calling all presenters!

Andi Hindle | Identiverse Content Chair

In case you missed the news at Cloud Identity Summit in June, we announced that CIS would be renamed to Identiverse. But with the name change, we’re keeping the core qualities of CIS intact: the family program, the great networking opportunities, the awesome parties, and—of course—the highest-quality speakers covering the most relevant topics in identity. […]

November 14
How Do Security Pros Understand Privacy?

Steve Wilson | Constellation Research

Privacy is contentious today. Some say the information age has brought real changes to privacy norms. With so much private data leaking through breaches, accidents and digital business practices, it’s often said that ‘the genie is out of the bottle’. Many think privacy has become hopeless. Yet in Europe and many jurisdictions, privacy rights have […]

November 07
It’s Time for the Identity Ecosystem to Grow Up

Andrew Nash

Over the last 15 years, we’ve seen an enormous amount of great work go into designing modern identity systems—from SAML V1 kicking off the concept of identity federations to OpenID Connect and OAuth. Today, we’re still largely focused on how identities are created, verified (at your favorite assurance level) and authenticated—or if you’re really adventurous, […]

August 31
A Profession United

Ian Glazer | Senior Director, Identity Salesforce

At Cloud Identity Summit 2017 in Chicago, we were delighted to announce the formation of IDPro as a standalone non-profit (501(c)(6)) organization. IDPro has been over two years in the making. I spoke publicly about the effort at the European Identity Conference in 2016 and invited interested identity professionals to pledge their interest. Within weeks, […]

June 14
Identity is Transforming Financial Services

Emma Lindley | CEO & Founder at Innovate Identity

Digitalisation is changing the financial services world at an unprecedented rate. This change is being driven from top down regulations and directives such as  the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK’s Open Banking regulation, the EU’s revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and the EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD). It also being influenced […]

May 17
Scattered Clouds: A Global Identity Infrastructure

Will Rose | Netflix, Inc.

It is no industry secret that Netflix moved early and earnestly to build a global streaming platform on top of Amazon’s public cloud infrastructure. It’s a lesser-known fact that this also extended to all corners of the enterprise, including our workforce and partner Identity infrastructure. A cloud-only approach to Identity infrastructure necessarily brings along expectations […]

May 16
Addressing Identity Risk Factors in the Age of “Need It Now”

Jim Ducharme | RSA

In today’s digital world, boundaries are blurring. Driven by “need it now” business demands, cloud applications are surfacing in business environments everywhere, often with little or no IT involvement. We’re allowing access to a growing and dynamic user population that includes not only employees but business partners, customers, channel partners and contractors. And, while the […]

May 15
A Primer on APIs – Opportunities, Risk, and Remediation

Jon Lehtinen | GE

APIs offer premade services, utilities, and integration points that allow applications to deliver rich features without requiring the application itself to write each component. This presents a significantly reduced barrier of complexity and time to value for application offerings both commercially, and in the enterprise. That’s said, those same integration points that extend app capability […]

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