Month: July 2007

More on the Bharosa Acquisition

There has been quite a bit of interest in the announcement Oracle made last week regarding the acquisition of Bharosa (some interesting posts can be found here, here and here). Here is an overview of what the acquisition adds to the Access Management capabilities of our IAM suite. Contextual & Software-based Strong Authentication & AuthorizationOracle

Oracle moves into Risk-based Access Management by acquiring Bharosa

So the big identity management news coming out of Redwood Shores today (where I happen to be this week) is the acquisition announcement of Bharosa by Oracle. Bharosa is a global provider of proactive, real-time fraud detection and multifactor online authentication security solutions for the enterprise. (Read the press release here). By agreeing to acquire

Talk about the need for Complex Passwords

I read this post on the Wired blogs about an ATM heist in which the culprit re-programmed the ATM to think it was dispensing dollar bills when it was actually dispensing twenties, thereby allowing the guy to clean out the ATM. How did he do the re-programming? Because he knew the Master Passcode for the

How Facebook is changing the world of identity

Okay, so the days of questioning the impact of social networking websites on our digital lives is long gone. But the nature of the impact is still being understood, and this is producing some interesting findings. While the world of sociology is trying to make sense of the seeming divide between Facebook and MySpace users

Catalyst Conf. Notes: Wrapping Up

Catalyst 2007 has been a good conference for me simply because of the intangibles – Good conversations, stimulating discussions, and loads of fun. Here is a wrap up of a hodge-podge of thoughts from the conference. Identity Services, Where Art Thou?The second half of day 2 was dedicated to the subject of identity services. While