Tag: Cloud Security

The SCUID has a new home. At CA Technologies

Identity is the key to a secure, agile, cloud-based world. Which means that managing and using identities has to be easy, seamless, inherent, cost-effective. Enabling that was the mission when I joined Identropy to build what would become SCUID. We believed that the future of identity management lay in the cloud, and required a fundamental rethink of the business

Identity Management Doesn’t Make The Cloud Complex. It Makes it Real.

What does it take to wake me from my blogging slumber? I guess it takes someone bashing Identity Management as a security technology that is deployed just for the sake of it. In an article today on InfoWorld entitled ‘Killing the cloud with complexity‘, David Linthicum classifies Identity Management as a “trendy”, “newer” and “more

Protecting Yourself While Using Cloud Services

I was recently asked to comment on the top 5 ways to protect yourself (as an individual) when using the cloud. Obviously I brought a very identity-centric slant to it, but it was an interesting exercise as I tried to put down on paper (!) the steps I take to protect myself daily. I thought

From The End Spring New Beginnings

As I posted on Friday, I decided it was time to close the chapter on my career at Thoracle (by the way, the positive wishes in response from all of you has been quite gratifying). But it wasn’t without knowing what the next chapter was going to bring. It’s going to be a busy July

The Identity Glue for the Cloud Gets A Heavyweight

Something big happened in identity today, but it may not have registered on the seismic scale because of the company involved. VMWare announced the launch of the Horizon App Manager, an identity and access control platform for enterprises that want to securely adopt SaaS applications. An outgrowth of the TriCipher purchase last year, Horizon App

SCIMming the Surface of User Provisioning

This should be interesting! By all accounts, one of the main reasons that SPML never achieved traction was that application vendors were not involved in developing or deploying the standard. The effort to standardize provisioning of accounts was driven largely by the provisioning engine vendors. The result was an unwieldy standard that nobody could figure

Future in the Clouds? How About Some ESSO-To-Go?

There is little doubt any more that the cloud revolution is in full swing. Enterprises today are adopting cloud-based and hosted solutions for everything from CRM to personal productivity applications to business intelligence. Enterprises want the user experience of accessing SaaS applications to be secure, but transparent. This pretty much mandates an approach based on

Building a Strong Foundation for Your Cloud with Identity Management

That was the topic of my talk at OpenWorld this year. Fitting, I think, considering the emphasis that was put on Cloud Computing at OOW this year, starting with Larry’s opening keynote on Sunday. In my session, I talked about how, thanks in large part to the emergence of cloud computing, enterprises are moving towards