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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Doc Searls on Decentralized Identity

Doc Searls, Co-founder and board member of Customer Commons, and Director of ProjectVRM, is to deliver a keynote entitled Where Stands the Sovereign Self? at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Doc some questions about his planned presentation. Why does decentralized identity matter to companies today? You as an individual have sovereignty and agency when you put your shoes on in the morning, when you drive your car, when you ride your bicycle. [But] we don't have that much [agency] yet on the internet....

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Cisco Future Hybrid Cloud

In early June 2021 Cisco announced its vision for the Future Cloud. This vision comprises two distinct elements – UCS, a unified hyperscale computing infrastructure and tools to provide end to end observability of hybrid cloud services . Hybrid Management Challenge As organizations adopt a hybrid IT delivery approach this increases the challenges of managing and securing the different elements.  Some of which are delivered as cloud services and some in other ways.  Usually, these different elements need different management and security tools and, where hundreds of...

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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Gerald Horst on Effective Integration of Marketing, CRM, and Customer Identity and Access Management

Gerald Horst, PwC’s Digital Identity team leader in EMEA, is to deliver a presentation entitled Modernizing the Customer Journey at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Gerald some questions about his planned presentation. Why is there an increasing interest in digital transformation and how has the pandemic impacted digital transformation projects? Well, every year, PWC surveys CEOs across the globe about their strategic priorities in this “new normal”. This year, actually more than...

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Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Play is Good News for Customers in Fight Against Ransomware

This week, Microsoft made official its agreement to acquire Threat Intelligence vendor RiskIQ in a deal rumoured to be worth around $500m. It is not an unusual event; Microsoft has absorbed five businesses already in 2021, and usually it is to acquire a discrete technology it deems useful or sometimes to push into emerging markets. This latest acquisition falls into both camps. While Threat Intelligence is not an emerging in the normal sense, it has acquired a new importance in the last 18 months as global cyber-attacks reached a new level of intensity. The fact this has run in parallel...

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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Annie Bailey on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Annie Bailey, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole, will host the Artificial Intelligence stream at European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Annie some questions about the future of AI. What is AI's future?  We can think about the future of AI in three different ways. So we could of course think about it from the technological advancements, which are happening right now, and really speeding up at a rate that we haven't seen before. So there are advancements in AI in conversation and cognitive use cases, towards...

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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Michele Nati on Decentralized Identity

Michele Nati, Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development at the IOTA Foundation, will participate in panels on Decentralized Identity and Self-Sovereign Identity at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Michele some questions about what he will bring to the panels. Are we entering a new era of identity with decentralized identity? Absolutely. Yes, we are changing the way we generate identities, we manage identities and we verify identities and we access services. So the European Commission is already...

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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Patrick Parker on Complexity in IT

Patrick Parker, innovation-driven entrepreneur as well as founder and CEO at Identity Management and Cloud Security firm EmpowerID, will deliver a keynote presentation entitled Complexity Has Reached a Tipping Point in IT – What Can We Do About It? at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Patrick some questions about his planned presentation. Why do you think that complexity has reached a tipping point in IT? From our experience, large customers typically have 3,000 to 5,000 different applications...

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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Jackson Shaw on Identity and the Rise of Platforms

Jackson Shaw, technology sector veteran and Chief Strategy Officer at Identity Access Management firm Clear Skye, is to deliver a keynote presentation entitled Identity and the Rise of Platforms at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Jackson Shaw some questions about his planned presentation. You say we are entering a new era of SaaS with new kinds of enterprise platforms, what do you mean by that? What I'm trying to basically say is that what we've seen over the last 10 years is an explosion of SaaS...

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What is XDR?

Almost all enterprises have many security tools in place already, some of which are still focused on perimeters/DMZs and on hosts, such as servers and endpoints. Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) tools are becoming more commonplace in enterprises and SMBs. EDR tools depend on agents installed on endpoints to collect and transmit telemetry to the EDR console. EDR agents can be instructed by administrators and programmatically to respond to suspicious and malicious events, taking actions like gathering forensic evidence, terminating processes, removing malware, etc. EDR tools emerged...

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A Cloud for All Seasons

The Coming Storm On April 28 th , 2021 the European Data Protection Board announced that The Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD) ordered INE (National Institute for Statistics) to suspend the sending of personal data from the Census 2021 to the United States. CNPD has issued a decision addressed to INE for the suspension within 12 hours of any international transfer of personal data to the United States or other third countries without an adequate level of protection in the context of Census 2021 questionnaire. If this were your organization, would it be able to...


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