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 […]

May 29
Identiverse Content Countdown Series, Part 3: Security

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

If you’re just now jumping into this blog series, we’ve been featuring tracks of rich content coming up at Identiverse 2018 (formerly Cloud Identity Summit) as we countdown the days to the June 24 opening day. In my previous blog, I highlighted our great lineup of mobile identity sessions, and we discussed our IoT track […]

May 22
Identiverse Content Countdown Series, Part 2: Mobile

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

With only about a month to go until Identiverse 2018 (formerly Cloud Identity Summit), the countdown continues. To help you prepare for absorbing a year’s worth of content in four days, this is the second of a series of posts designed to help you navigate the packed agenda in Boston. In our last post, we […]

May 15
Identiverse Tweet Jam: Get the Highlights and Save 50%

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

On April 25th, we hosted the annual Tweet Jam with identity experts tweeting about topics that are sure to be the buzz at Identiverse in June. We had a great turn out…35 participants and 348 tweets in one hour, with the conversation reaching to over 2.7 million impressions for the day (that’s 32% more than […]

The Future of Authentication: Cloudy with a Chance of Compromised Credentials

Steve Tout | CEO, VeriClouds

We live in an era in which customers no longer need to ask whether their credentials or sensitive data have been involved in a data breach or not. We are all victims now, and forward-thinking security leaders are responsible for leading the inquiry, “How at-risk are my users and my organization?” Our digital landscape is […]

May 09
Identiverse Content Countdown Series, Part 1: IoT

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

Our Cloud Identity Summit alumni know that we run a pretty packed agenda. Our name may have changed to Identiverse this year, but our high-quality, high-volume, high-energy agenda has not! In fact, it’s even bigger and better than ever. To help you navigate the week a little more easily, and to highlight some sessions that […]

April 11
Identity = Security + Productivity + Batman

Alex Weinert | General Manager Identity Security and Protection, Microsoft

I have a cool job. It’s hard to think of one that could be more fun. I get to work on the amazing (if insanely busy) team responsible for protecting four billion consumer and enterprise accounts from unauthorized access and fraud. Each day, our machine learning and heuristic systems provide risk scores for 18 billion […]

April 09
Countdown to the #Identiverse Tweet Jam

Andrew Hindle | Content Chair, Identiverse

You’ve probably heard by now—the annual Tweet Jam for #Identiverse (formerly Cloud Identity Summit, CIS) has been announced! Scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00 am PT, the one-hour Tweet Jam will once again be moderated by Elinor Mills (@elinormills). It’ll cover everything from blockchain to open banking to the next steps for MFA, and […]

YubiKey Scored “Pretty Positive” in BYU Study

Scott Mace | Freelance Journalist

Two-factor authentication via a smartphone has appeal since so many of us carry smartphones, but it isn’t the only hardware game in town. Think smaller—devices only large enough to permit users to press a button. There are several such devices on the market already, and one is the YubiKey from YubiCo. But how usable are […]

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