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TomTom Wins “Best Consumer Identity Project” at EIC

Breaking news! ForgeRock customer  TomTom  won “Best Consumer Identity Project” at Europe’s biggest identity conference,  EIC, presented by KuppingerCole. “TomTom has initiated a program for delivering a new identity platform that manages identities of customers and devices worldwide at very large scale. The identity platform is a global solution. It is a great example of a way to manage all identities ─ of peoples, devices, and things ─ in a consistent way.” KuppingerCole 2016
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Breaking News! TomTom wins Identity Award!

Breaking news! Everett customer  TomTom  has won the Award for the “Best Consumer Identity Project” in 2016 at Europe’s biggest identity conference,  EIC, presented by KuppingerCole. “TomTom has initiated a program for delivering a new identity platform that manages identities of customers and devices worldwide at very large scale. The identity platform is a global solution, where strict legal regulations are required. It is a great example of a way to manage all identities ─ of peoples, devices, and things ─ in a consistent and efficient...
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Implementing Identity and Access Control? Don’t Forget the Data!

Last weeks European Identity and Cloud conference (EIC) hosted by KuppingerCole in Munich, Germany, proved to be the start of a week full of conversations focusing on the questions and challenges surrounding identity. Conversations around terms and phrase such as “Centralized Identity”, “Hybrid-Cloud” and the latest hot topic of “Blockchain” filled the hall and exhibition center but the one conversation binding them all was “Security”, more specifically how to secure the actual data that identities are communicating without complicating the...
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Cloud Security : PATECCO Was a Silver Partner of the 10th Anniversary of European’s Identity & Cloud Conference 2016

Herne,  Germany ,  May 21, 2016  --(PR.com)-- On  May 10-13, 2016 , PATECCO took part in the 10th  European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 under the motto "Enabling Agility and Innovation in the Age of Digital Transformation." Hosted in Dolce Ballhaus Forum Unterschleissheim,  Munich/Germany  and known as Europe’s leading event for Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), as well as  Cloud Security . As an international company, with a 20 years’ experience in IAM, Governance Risk...
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Four Reasons Ping is a Leader in Modern IAM, According to KuppingerCole

By now, we can all agree that firewalls and passwords just don't cut it anymore. In today's hyperconnected and extended enterprise, everyone is an insider--not just employees. Now, identity and access management must also cover business partners, suppliers and customers who need access. If it doesn't, your business can't move forward. At Ping, we believe that identity is the new "perimeter" when it comes to not only protecting your cloud and on-premises applications and data, but granting secure access to a larger and increasingly diverse group of users. We call it  Identity...
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Wither Blockchain

Blockchain – it’s either the greatest technological advance since hypertext transport protocol (http, the protocol of the world wide web) or the biggest technological hype since FDDI and ATM were touted to be the 100 mbps protocol of the future some 20 years ago. In reality, both might be true. Certainly “blockchain” is being invoked by dozens and dozens of startups looking for (and getting) funding. On the other hand, blockchain is the foundation for Bitcoin, which may yet revolutionize banking, finance, trade and all other monetary transactions. The key is...
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CYBER CRIME MUST BE BEATEN FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO WORK

Results of a new study show European CIOs, CISOs and IT Security managers are looking at consumer identities, improving customer experience and operational efficiencies as part of their planning but believe digital transformation could only achieve its benefits if security is improved. Identity and access management (IAM) is seen as key to meeting the security challenges of digital transformation with 93 per cent pledging to maintain or increase spending on IAM in the next three years. Companies with less than 5000 employees are matching large enterprises with over 10,000 employees...
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ForgeRock Leads the Way in KuppingerCole’s Latest Access Management and Federation Leadership Compass

Named as a Leader in each of the report’s four categories, ForgeRock positioned ahead of all other entrants in the Innovation category LONDON--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- ForgeRock ®, the leading open  platform  provider of identity management solutions, today announced that it has been named a Leader in the Product, Innovation, Market and Overall categories in KuppingerCole’s 2016 Access Management and Federation   Leadership Compass,  taking top honours in Innovation as the category leader. KuppingerCole is the leading European analyst...
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Cloud Access Manager Shines in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Access Management and Federation

If you’ve been following Dell Security in the identity and access management (IAM) market, you know that we engage with a number of analyst firms to validate our strategy, assess our market position, and socialize those areas where we feel the Dell One Identity solutions excel. One of the firms that we work with is KuppingerCole, a European analyst group that focuses exclusively on the IAM market and IAM technologies. KuppingerCole has long been an advocate for the Dell One Identity Manager provisioning and governance platform. Recently Martin Kuppinger, one of the principals of the...
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Time to shift information security focus away from prevention, says Swiss bank CISO

Organisations need a new approach which recognises security is “breakable”, according to Michael Meli Most organisations need to shift their focus to hacking detection and intervention – and away from prevention – the  European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016  in Munich has heard. “There will always be someone who clicks on a malicious link, or an unpatched system, obsolete software, zero-day vulnerability or unknown vulnerability which attackers can exploit,” said Michael Meli, chief information security officer (CISO) at global...
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10 key facts businesses need to note about the GDPR

With less than two years before the new EU data protection rules come into force, there are key areas businesses need to focus on to ensure they will be compliant The European Union’s new data protection regulation is complicated, but there are 10 key facts businesses need to know, says privacy lawyer and  KuppingerCole  analyst  Karsten Kinast . “The  General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR) comes into force in less than two years’ time, but it is not too late for organisations to start responding to these key facts,” he told...
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Qvarn Platform wins top industry prize

 Munich, Germany 12.05.2016 – The free and open source Qvarn Platform – for managing digital identities – has been awarded the prize for “Best Approach on Improving Governance and Mitigating Risks” at the European Identity & Cloud Awards 2016. Organized each year by industry-leading analyst firm KuppingerCole, the awards honour outstanding projects and initiatives in Identity & Access Management, Governance, Risk Management & Compliance, and Cloud Security. In presenting the award to the Qvarn team, KuppingerCole analyst Paul...
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U2F BEST INNOVATION IN EGOVERNMENT AWARDED AT EIC 2016

Last night at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 ( EIC ) Awards Ceremony, Yubico and  Digidentity ’s submission for “Best Innovation in eGovernment/eCitizen” was awarded to the GOV.UK Verify project! The award was accepted by Adam Cooper, Identity Assurance Programme, Government Digital Service for GOV.UK Verify. Beginning in April 2016, GOV.UK Verify began offering beta support for the  YubiKey  and the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol, through Yubico partner Digidentity, one of the original identity providers (IdP) for...
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A Technologies delivers real-time analytics to help streamline Identity and access governance

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced the latest release of  CA Identity Suite , its leading identity and access governance solution. Announced during the  KuppingerCole European Identity and Cloud Conference , CA Identity Suite adds real-time analytics to strengthen operational efficiencies. It also provides new personalization and mobility capabilities plus pre-configured deployment scenarios that simplify the business user experience and drive faster implementation and time-to-value. “The identity and access governance functions that are critical to the security...
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European CIOs, CISOs and IT security managers list their priorities

Deutsche Bank is using a centralised identity and access management (IAM) system and an application program interface (API) architecture for digital transformation Centralised  identity and access management  (IAM) is a key enabler for  Deutsche Bank’s  digital transformation, the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016  in Munich heard. This approach – along with an  application program interface (API) architecture – is enabling the bank to integrate up-to-date and legacy systems to meet the expectations of the Google...
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IT security leaders set to maintain or increase IAM spending

Senior IT decision-makers understand the need for identity and access management (IAM) systems to meet the challenges and opportunities of the digital age Most European IT security leaders plan to maintain or increase spending on identity and access management (IAM), a survey has revealed. The  study report  polled senior IT and security executives at 200 businesses across Europe, including the UK, in March 2016. It was conducted by market research and strategy company  Pierre Audoin Consultants  (PAC) in collaboration with global analyst firm ...
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Security a serious market differentiator, says Publicis CISO

Security can be an important market differentiator, especially when there is no real product-based competitive edge, according to Thom Langford, chief information security officer (CISO) at Publicis Groupe. “Ensure the organisation understands this and embraces a security culture by marketing it internally to evoke a visceral response,” he told the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 in Munich. Security professionals should not merely try to “sell” security, said Langford, but engage everyone in the business by showing them what security means to them....
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Be prepared for blockchain, says consultant

The blockchain endgame is unclear, but organisations should ensure they are aware of what is happening at the very least, says consultant Sebastien Meunier Whether or not organisations believe  blockchain  has a future, they should ensure they are prepared in case it takes off, according to Sebastien Meunier, management consultant at Chappius Halder & Co . The  distributed ledger technology  underlying the bitcoin crypto-currency has come under increasing scrutiny since 2014, but continues to divide opinion.
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European CIOs, CISOs and IT security managers list their priorities

CIOs, chief information security officers  and IT security managers across Europe are looking at consumer identities, improving customer experience and operational efficiencies as part of their planning but believe digital transformation could only achieve its benefits if security is improved.  That is a key finding from a new study by market research and strategy company, Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), which has conducted a IT leaders' survey in collaboration with global analysts, KuppingerCole. Identity and access management (IAM) was seen as essential to meeting...
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Security a serious market differentiator, says Publicis CISO

Everyone in an organisation should be made to realise what digital safety means to them, says Thom Langford Security can be an important market differentiator, especially when there is no real product-based competitive edge, according to Thom Langford, chief information security officer (CISO) at  Publicis Groupe . “Ensure the organisation understands this and embraces a security culture by marketing it internally to evoke a visceral response,” he told the  European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016  in Munich.
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Engage with business to drive IAM, says Axel Springer CISO

Axel Springer CISO Henning Christiansen teams up with business stakeholders to get board approval for an identity and access management (IAM) initiative Collaboration with stakeholders across the business is key to implementing  an identity and access management  (IAM) system, according to  Axel Springer ’s chief information security officer (CISO. “We faced significant difficulties in convincing the board of the importance of IAM,” said Henning Christiansen, CISO at the German publishing firm.
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Yubico at EIC: the Future of Strong Authentication - Simple, Open, Mobile

MUNICH, GERMANY and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) -  Yubico , the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced the company's participation and activities at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 (EIC), May 10-13, in Munich, Germany. At EIC, Yubico's CEO and Founder, Stina Ehrensvard, will be delivering an opening day keynote and also participating in an authentication panel discussion. Product demonstrations at the Yubico Booth #G5 include new YubiKey partner integrations and  FIDO Universal 2nd Factor...
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Customer relationships still key to competitive advantage, says Martin Kuppinger

There are five essential areas to which businesses need to pay attention to build competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving digital world, according to analyst Martin Kuppinger Customer relationships remain important to competitive advantage in a world of continual digital transformation, according to  Martin Kuppinger , principal analyst at  KuppingerCole . “But while the importance of technology to the business continues to grow, technological capability is becoming less relevant to competitive advantage as businesses increasingly rely on standard cloud-based...
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Businesses must address digital transformation security risks, says analyst

The security elements of business IT, the internet of things and operational technology are now all deeply interconnected, claims Martin Kuppinger Businesses need to recognise that the process of  digital transformation  will affect all of their major areas, creating new security problems as once separate systems are connected in new ways, said  Martin Kuppinger , principal analyst at  KuppingerCole . “Just about everything companies do in terms of digital transformation means that all these new information security risks are effectively business...
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Beta Systems Software presents at the European Identity & Cloud Conference in Munich 2016

Berlin, 3 May, 2016 -  Beta Systems will showcase their risk-driven Identity and Access Management suite at the European Identity & Cloud Conference which will be held in Munich on May 10-13, 2016. The GARANCY IAM Suite allows for collection and administration in a central repository for all information associated with users (identities, groups, roles), with components of the IT system (target systems) and with access rights. The use of Governance Workflows in the IAM system makes it possible for an enterprise to digitally design and accelerate all its processes associated to...
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Tools and tips for successfully preventing data leakage

More than 4.8 million emails, 3 million database files, and 2.1 million PDFs from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is the result of the largest information leak in history After the breaking news this week about  one of the biggest IT security breaches in history with 11.5 million documents stolen  containing confidential information about offshore companies associated with famous people and leaders worldwide; it comes again the question on the capability of companies and institutions to keep its confidential information safe and private. Many companies and...
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