Category: Insight IdM

As Passwords Die, Are We Witnessing Revolution or Evolution?

It would be pretty funny if the next ad for Apple’s iDevices touting TouchID happened to make the point using Google Glass (“In a world, where Glassholes are everywhere – behind you in line at Starbucks, sitting next to you on the BART, even lying in bed next to you – no passcode is safe!”).

Beyond Attributes

In developing SCUID, we’ve been taking a very deep look at how the very nature of online identity (mostly enterprise identity, but a lot of it extends equally well to the broader definition of online identity) is changing in terms of how it is managed and what it needs to support. And in addition to

Introducing the “Talking Identity” Channel

So, this wasn’t planned. But Slideshare, where I have been posting all of my talks, announced that they are discontinuing their excellent Slidecast feature. I’ve relied on that feature almost exclusively over the last few years for posting my slides along with their accompanying audio. Most of my presentations are highly visual, featuring imagery, humor

Thanking the IAM Venn-erables in my own way

Just back from about 10 days out of the country, so still catching up on everything, and will return to the topics from CIS and Catalyst shortly. But in the meantime, a little bit of nonsense. For my 10,000th tweet, I wanted to do something funny that would celebrate just how much I love Twitter.

SaaS to SCIM: Show Me the Money!

I’m on my annual pilgrimage to the Gartner Catalyst conference in San Diego this week, and obviously one of the topics of interest has been standards. In his ‘Hitchhikers Guide to Identity’ talk (a blatant ripoff of mine!), Patrick talked about Standards being one of the pillars of the emerging Identiverse. And in the always

Looks Like The Internet Finally Got An Identity Layer

As this Joy of Tech cartoon demonstrates, PRISM seems to have solved that problem for us. All that’s left to do is slap a RESTful Web Service on that data source. Should it be SAML or SCIM? This is pretty much the epitome of “It’s funny because it’s true”. The way that “metadata” can be

What Happens When Telco’s Declare SMS ‘Unsafe’?

If you’ve been following Authentication related discussions, you know that a lot of the tactical focus is on adding additional authentication factors to the base username/password login mechanism as a way of making it more secure. This is particularly true in consumer facing applications, as brought into stark contrast by the Mat Honan hack episode.

It’s All About the Conversation (At the Back of the Classroom)

Another year, and another Catalyst conference had come and gone. This one was very different. For one, the structure of the conference is very different from years past, focusing on thematic areas rather than topics of research. As such, there was no focused identity track, but rather a sprinkling of identity management topics throughout the

Dreaming of the Ethical Treatment of APIs

Anyone following me on Twitter is well aware of my stance on AddressBookGate. While the tech world’s initial outrage was being directed at Path, I felt that a more balanced conversation would also lay some culpability at the feet of Apple and other API platforms that were exposing data to applications like Path without any