Architectural & Strategical Considerations

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2013 TIME: 15:00-16:00 LOCATION: ALPSEE

From Risk to Value: The Future of Social Media and their Role as Catalysts in Enterprise IAM

When looking at the challenges the IT departments of organizations are faced with today, then the Computing Troika (Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing) and the related “Identity Explosion”, the need to deal with far more identities than ever before, are high on that list. Dealing with identities and their access is becoming increasingly complex in modern environments. On the other hand, Information Security is a major concern not only of IT but the Business, up to the CEO.

So which role can Social Media play therein? What can it catalyze with respect to the need for managing identities and access at an enterprise level, for all types of users including the customers, leads, prospects, and suspects? Will it catalyze a positive reaction or lead to an implosion of Information Security?

The panel will discuss how Social Media affects IAM and Information Security. As of now, it appears that Social Media and Privacy are an oxymoron. But must that remain? Is there a chance to move from Social Media as a risk to Social Media as a value, where employees and external parties can discuss and share information in a way that is compliant and that suits the Information Security needs of the organization? In a way that allows not only to manage information access but that supports IAM in managing all these new, external identities? How should a value-focused, risk-mitigated Social Media approach for an organization look like? What does it require from IAM, is there a benefit for IAM?

The panel will discuss these questions and provide insights in how the future Social Enterprise really can look like.

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As the creator of breakthrough concepts like NetWare Open Systems, The Network Services Model, metadirectory, and The Internet Services Model, Craig Burton is one of the leading visionaries and analysts in the computing industry. He is a frequently consulted expert on new technologies and the...


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