Authorization as a Calculated Risk
- LANGUAGE: English DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2013 TIME: 4:00pm CEST, 10:00am EDT, 7:00am PDT
Access to corporate information often is based on binary, either/or propositions, without the context of an access request being taken into account. The level of assurance that the requesting person is who she claims to be is not determined, missing the opportunity of establishing a metric for the level of security of the connection. In the first part of this webinar, KuppingerCole Senior Analyst Dave Kearns, along with guests from Nok-Nok Labs and Certivox, will show you how going beyond passwords to a risk- and context-based authentication and authorization would help you to reach the next level, eventually even incorporating the value of the resource into the formula. If the resource is information, then the potential loss should that information be leaked also needs to be calculated. Once we´ve determined these factors, the access decision can be made: grant, deny, request further authentication or lower/raise the level of authorization.
As most applications today are not built in a way to take such information into account, Dave will in the second part of this webinar talk with Axiomatics about how to make applications incorporate and process the risk and context information.
Ideally we have applications that rely on externalized authorization systems, for instance (but not mandatorily) based on XACML. But most current applications and even most newly developed applications are not built based on such an advanced security architecture approach. Thus, workarounds and other solutions are required. One such is claims-based architectures where the authorization still is done within the application. Another is the use of gateway approaches such as XML gateways or Web Access Management, where the risk-based authorization is done. These are probably the most relevant ones when it comes to authorization, where the latter ones are coarse-grain.
Dave and his guests will discuss with you potential solutions and "application patterns" that show how this could look like and to which extent existing applications can be enhanced to support risk- and context-based authentication without code customization (non-intrusive) or with coding (intrusive).
Continuing Education Credits
After attending this webinar you will be able to:
- Create a risk matrix
- Quantify levels of assurance and value of resources
- Extract context metadata from browsers, or add context APIs to apps
- Create dynamic authorization transactions
This event qualifies for 1 Group Internet Based CPE
Prerequisites: None Advance Preparation: None Learning Level: Intermediate Field: Computer Science
Who should attend: CIOs, CISOs, IT Managers, and the project managers and IT professionals with 3 or more years’ experience.
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