Tag: Personal Identity Management

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

Identity Proofing on Twitter – problems and potential

All the web has been abuzz recently about Twitters launch of Verified Accounts (read Mashable’s post about it here). The goal of the program is to be able to show a badge on a Twitter account that communicates to readers the authenticity of the twitter stream. The reason for Twitter doing this is to avoid

The new Identity Equation

A few days ago, I tweeted about this CNET article that talks about the plans that Twitter has to expand their search service into what could be one of the most powerful real-time search engines anywhere. The key to this whole thing is the idea of reputation – that ephemeral quality that will improve the

Does ‘User-Centric’ also mean ‘User-Burdened’?

Dave Kearns recently took on the topic of how user-centric and enterprise-centric identity could possibly co-exist in his articles for the Network World Identity Management Newsletter. In his first post, he discussed what the difference between the two is –  the need in the Enterprise scenario to have all identity-related transactions tied together from an

Information Cards gets its own Foundation

One of the big announcements at Catalyst that I twittered about was the formation of the Information Card Foundation (take that, OpenID). The purpose of the non-profit foundation is to promote the use of information cards as a secure way to present personal identity information on the web. The foundation has a power-packed set of

The Latest Wave of IdM Acquisitions

It’s been a while since I blogged. Not that there aren’t a wealth of topics to talk about, but because work here at Oracle has been keeping me so busy. The time right around a major product release (see my recent post about the release of OIM 9.1) is always busiest for me, because I

Big News for OpenID

In further evidence that OpenID is about to go mainstream in a big way, the big players in the consumer identity space – Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Verisign (along with IBM) – have joined the OpenID foundation, and are even going to have representatives on the board of directors. Tireless OpenID advocate (and board member)

Looking Forward to 2008

This is the time of year when everyone rolls out their start-of-the-year predictions. You can see a couple of those here and here. I especially loved Anshu Sharma’s take on this popular beginning-of-the-year routine. Predictions are risky business, especially in the slightly schizophrenic world of IdM. On the one hand, things tend to move way

We need a strong Internet Identity Framework, NOW!

This is a little bit of a rant, but read this article in the New York Times and you may understand why. It is difficult to get past the feelings of disbelief, outrage and anger that the tragic story of Megan Meier will stir inside you. But if you somehow manage to move past it