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Quest Acquires Bitkoo For Cloud Identity Management

Quest Software Monday announced its acquisition of access-control technology vendor Bitkoo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Quest is pitching the acquisition as a way to provide its customers with a more centralized and nuanced approach for handling authentication in multiple environments: inside the enterprise, including for databases--down to individual rows and columns--and SharePoint installations, as well as for cloud-based applications and Web services.

By Mathew J. Schwartz 20 December 2011
InformationWeek


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UBS Finds Risk Management Stress Test Costly

UBS failed to stop a single rogue trader from racking up $2 billion in losses. Yet, some experts argue that banks overall may be better than others at managing risk.

By Mathew J. Schwartz 26 October 2011
InformationWeek


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Impressions from European Identity Conference 2011

This year's European Identity Conference (EIC2011), a fixed star in the digital identity world took place in Munich, Germany, from 10.-12. May and a supplemental workshop day on the 13th. As last year the conference also hosted the Cloud 2011. In terms of venue the conference made a leap into the future from the venerable Deutsche Museum to the Dolce Ballhaus-Forum, a modern hotel and conference center north of Munich. Needless to say that the conference was well organized by KuppingeCole and newly introduced supplemental offerings like the World Cafe unconference or a crash course in...

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Confused By RSA's Clarification?

While RSA has offered to replace some tokens, many customers still don't know how or why their SecurID tokens may pose a security risk. Could attackers break into your SecurID two-factor authentication system? Despite the open letter issued this week by RSA chairman Art Coviello, many of the company's customers remain confused about exactly what attackers stole from RSA in March, and what risk that information might pose to their enterprise, even if they're not a defense contractor. By Mathew J. Schwartz 09 June 2011 InformationWeek   

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WSO2 Awarded KuppingerCole European Identity Award 2011 In Cloud Provider Offerings Category

WSO2, the lean enterprise middleware company, today announced that it has been awarded the European Identity Award 2011 in the Cloud Provider Offerings category by analyst group KuppingerCole. The award recognizes WSO2 for WSO2 Identity as a Service, citing the multi-tenant open source cloud service for its OpenID and XACML support and its innovative features, including the ability to migrate from on-premise to a full cloud service. This award was presented on May 11, at the European Identity Conference 2011 in Munich.

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Trust, respect and personal datastores

On the final day of last week's European Identity Conference (EIC) I sat in on a workshop/presentation of the new Respect Trust Framework, which is being billed as a new approach to giving individuals control over their personal data shared over the Internet and mobile phone networks.

By Dave Kearns 17 May 2011
Network World   


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Departing Microsoft Privacy Guru Blasts Current State Of Net Advertising (MSFT)

Kim Cameron, a Microsoft distinguished engineer and outspoken advocate of Internet privacy, left the company last week.

In a video interview yesterday, he says that Microsoft is on the right track, but he's worried that user privacy will get lost in the shuffle as big Internet companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook fight for market share.

By Matt Rosoff 13 May 2011
Business Insider


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Springtime in Munich

One of the things I love about the European Identity Conference is the willingness of the organizers, Kuppinger Cole + Partner, to explore new formats instead of tired old presentations.
Last year, for example, one of my sessions was "a Conversation with Kim Cameron." Kim and I and two microphones. No set agenda, just exploring identity.

By Dave Kearns 13 April 2011
Network World  


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SecurID Customers Advised To Prepare For Worst Case

EMC's RSA hasn't detailed exactly what was stolen, so security experts advise the authentication system's customers to implement a more layered network defense. How serious is the security threat posed by the theft of inside information about SecurID, the two-factor authentication system sold by EMC division RSA? "It is important enough that it required an official note to the stock markets," said Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst at KuppingerCole, in a blog post... By Mathew J. Schwartz 22 March 2011 InformationWeek  

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What's happening - Upcoming events in the IdM/IAM arena

May promises to be really busy, and a challenge for anyone hoping to visit all the venues. First up is the European Identity Conference (EIC) in Munich (May 10-13). EIC is my favorite European conference and one of my two favorites anywhere. This is the place to meet with enterprise technologists, thought leaders and experts to learn about, discuss and shape the market in most significant technology topics such as identity management; governance, risk management and compliance (GRC); and service oriented architecture (SOA), both in "classical" environments as well as in private,...

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