Hans Zandbelt: How We Get to Federation at Scale The exponential increase of Cloud/Saas adoption and the deployment of standards-based federated SSO in that environment is awesome but it brings along new challenges. The most important one is managing large numbers of federated SSO connections.
Andy Kahl: 2014, Trust Is The New Currency Privacy as a relevant everyday concept has been pushing its way into the mainstream and, the events of 2013 accelerated that trend. Dictionary.com even named privacy its word of the year, citing author Shel Israel's assertion that "trust is the new currency." It appears to be a kind of natural market correction - data collection has been seemingly rampant for years and since it hasn't been clear to average users exactly what is going on, many assume the worst.
Richard Fouts: What's that computer you're not wearing We all have better things to do with our hands when we're shopping, driving a car, or riding a bike than hold a device to our ear or hypnotically gaze into a screen. It's why consumers are especially attracted to the hands-free, mobile functionality offered by wearable computing. Wearable computing, or "wearables" is one of those emerging trends that has been slow to adopt, but will soon explode. That's because the technical hurdles that have stalled the adoption of wearables are quickly eroding.
Identity Assurance goes into beta This week a small group of people became the first users to sign in to a government service using identity assurance, a new UK service that will give people a secure and convenient way to sign in to government services.
Janet Hughes: What is Identity Assurance? The government departments providing these services need to verify your identity to make sure the right people are accessing the right information. That's why we're building the identity assurance service.
Violet Blue: Change your passwords: Comcast hushes, minimizes serious hack Are you a Comcast customer? Please change your password. On Feb. 6, NullCrew FTS hacked into at least 34 of Comcast's servers and published a list of the company's mail servers and a link to the root file with the vulnerability it used to penetrate the system on Pastebin. Comcast, the largest internet service provider in the United States, ignored news of the serious breach in press and media for over 24 hours.
HIMSS - Feb. 23-27: We're planning an amazing workshop for HIMSS 2014. The is the second year in a row Kantara will be hosting a workshop at HIMSS. This conference goes big and we love the theme: Innovation, Impact, Outcomes, Onward!
RSA - Feb. 24-28: RSA is always an amazing event. We have Kantara Members appearing on conference agenda topics and we're very happy to bring the next installment of "Non-Profits on the Loose."
EIC - May 12-16: The European Identity and Cloud Conference is an event we look forward to every year. We'll be hosting another workshop at EIC in 2014. We'll be presenting around IRM, UMA, Profiling of OpenID Connect & OAuth, and much more.
Cloud Security Alliance, SecureCloud 2014 April 1-2; Amsterdam. The esteemed Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, will give the opening keynote at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands