You'll find the rest of them and lot's more below. I was on vacation last week so this is a couple of weeks' worth:
A Cheap Spying Tool With a High Creepy Factor Mr. O'Connor, 27, bought some plastic boxes and stuffed them with a $25, credit-card sized Raspberry Pi Model A computer and a few over-the-counter sensors, including Wi-Fi adapters. He connected each of those boxes to a command and control system, and he built a data visualization system to monitor what the sensors picked up: all the wireless traffic emitted by every nearby wireless device, including smartphones.
New Free Service Cracks Weak Passwords Praetorian this week launched a free, cloud-based password auditing service that ferrets out weak passwords and hashes. [Do NOT use this "service!" It ranks up there with "credit card washers" next to an ATM!]
Andre Durand: Retrofitting the Internet for identity Back in 2002, not many of us were thinking about digital identity as the key to online services. Durand was one of the few. He founded Ping with the aim of giving individuals and enterprises the tools to access resources online through a federated identity infrastructure -- one that doesn't require a different ID and password for each separate application and site.
Patrick Harding: Hitchhikers Guide to the Identiverse - How Federated Business will Rule the World Hitchhikers know everything exciting happens outside the lines, like cloud, mobile, social, big data and the internet of things. The challenge of navigating today's universe is lack of portable, automated, discoverable and scalable identity management. DON'T PANIC. This presentation from Ping Identity CTO Patrick Harding explains how a next-generation identity and access management layer encompassing the identity of people and things, passive analytics, active feedback and automated connections to partners, customers, and apps is the modern Hitchhiker's Guide to the Identiverse. Presented at Gartner Catalyst 2013.
Nishant Kaushik: SaaS to SCIM: Show Me the Money! I'm on my annual pilgrimage to the Gartner Catalyst conference in San Diego this week, and obviously one of the topics of interest has been standards. In his 'Hitchhikers Guide to Identity' talk (a blatant ripoff of mine!), Patrick talked about Standards being one of the pillars of the emerging Identiverse. And in the always entertaining 'Identity Standards Smackdown' that Ian Glazer moderates, SCIM and SAML tied as the "winners" (an obviously rigged result since Pam's OpenID Connect was clearly superior. I mean, she had robots!).
UMA and OpenID Connect Plugins for Apache It would be so awesome if we (meaning the citizens of the Internet) had plugins for popular web servers to make it easier to use OAuth2 to authenticate a person, and to authorize them to access certain URLs.
Dave Kearns: Definitely for attribution Context information, which I noted could also be referred to as "metadata" (a term much in the news lately, see "Metadata: Separating fact from fiction" in the Toronto Star) is a part of the collection of attributes surrounding an identity (or "digital identity" as some would have it). As the Star's article notes, "The truth is that collecting metadata can actually be more revealing than accessing the content of our communications." This was neatly summed up by Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand when he said "the sum of the correlation between attributes is greater than the sum of the raw attributes themselves. " But he said that at Digital ID World 10 years ago!
A five-minute introduction to XACML Gerry Gebel of Axiomatics gave a 5-minute PechaKucha-style presentation on the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language at Gartner Catalyst 2013.
Paul Madsen: Authentication options for mobile native (email) apps Inspired by a customer conversation, and mindful that ( some of ) my Ping colleagues take great enjoyment from my taxonomizing, I describe here the different permutations by which an enterprise employee can be authenticated when using the native mobile application client of a SaaS email provider (instead of a browser interface).
BVP Cloud Computing Index Crosses the $100 Billion Market Milestone The Cloud Computing Industry hit a massive milestone this month, one that is likely to send shock waves throughout the software and technology industries. The top public cloud computing companies are now worth a combined market total of more than $100 billion. While large software incumbents might still try to frame cloud computing as a "fad," the numbers are hard to argue: With 30 large public companies collectively representing more than $100 billion in market capitalization and $12.5 billion in estimated 2013 revenue, the cloud computing industry has officially come of age.
Internet2 NET + Services: Infrastructure Platform and System Security as a Service Internet2 NET+ Services offers customized cloud services from third-party vendors using the infrastructure facilities of the Internet2 Network and the federated authentication and authorization services available through InCommon. Before a service is offered to the community, it is put through a series of phases, until it is made available to all eligible institutions. Note that InCommon participation is required for most services.
Hacktivist Richard Stallman takes on proprietary software, SaaS and open source Richard Stallman, revered by some as a genius (after all, he won a McArthur "genius" grant in 1990) and derided by others as a crackpot, was in New York Monday where he warned against the dangers of using proprietary software, SaaS and even open-source software. Yes, for this famed hacktivist and creator of the free software collaborative GNU, open-source is not nearly open enough and worse, masquerades as free software. Which, he says, it most definitively is not.
Let's get Real: Real Identity Data is 100x More Valuable Than Aggregate Data But a new research study by Compass Intelligence proves that consumers have a much higher expectation of how their identity data should be valued. The study finds that consumers believe their data is worth up to $106 to the companies who use it, and based on a series of in-depth interviews, company executives indicated that they would be willing to pay up to $124 per contact for "real" identity profile data for their customers who have given consent. [The slides for the study.]
Dave Birch: Leave Your Reputation with Your Banker The bank isn't a place to store your money; it's a place to store your data. It's the place to safely and securely leave your reputation. Under lock and key, but available to all those with permission to use it.
Identity Woman: Interesting events in 2013 This is a calendar of events that I know in 2013 (and beyond). I think they're interesting. I'm currently planning on attending all the events in BLACK, I'm helping co-organize all the events with RED headlines. Some events will change from interesting to attending as they approach.
Trusted Computing Conference Sep. 9-12, 2013 Orlando, FL, USA The Trusted Computing Conference brings together experts in the field of computer security to discuss, explore, promote and emphasize the critical need for standards-based computer security.
Call For Papers - Open Identity Summit 2013 September 10th - 11th 2013, Kloster Banz, Germany Deadline for electronic submissions: May 15th, 2013 The aim of Open Identity Summit 2013 is to link practical experiences and requirements with academic innovations. Focus areas will be Research and Applications in the area of Identity Management and Open Source with a special focus on Cloud Computing.
Digital Enlightenment Forum 2013 The 2013 edition of the annual event of the Digital Enlightenment Forum (DEF) will take place from September 18 to 20, 2013 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels on the theme "Personal data and citizenship in the digital society". The event includes, on September 20, a "Digital Futures Workshop" on the theme "The future of personal data and citizenship", co-hosted by the Digital Enlightenment Forum and the Digital Futures Task Force of European Commission's DG CONNECT.
User-Centric ID Live Opportunities for relying parties in NSTIC and the new identity ecosystem October 15-16, 2013 - Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
eID & ePass 5th edition National eID & ePassport Conference - the Global Forum on the drivers behind the digitalization of citizen ID documents proudly announces the 5th edition in BERLIN 2013, 28th & 29th of October @Intercontinental Berlin.
InCommon Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit November 12-13, 2013 San Jose, CA https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/ACAMP2013/Home Part of the 2013 Identity Week (www.incommon.org/idweek) Join leading identity architects and developers from U.S. research and higher education and international and commercial identerati at Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit, November 12-13, 2013, in San Jose, California. Explore the state of the art in identity services and discuss the leading edge work that's taking us there. Join us and get involved!
InCommon: CAMP Cloud: Identity and Access in an Era of Outsourced Services November 14-15, 2013 - San Jose, CA Part of the 2013 Identity Week (www.incommon.org/idweek) Are your campus stakeholders looking at cloud-based solutions? Are you experiencing challenges or do you have concerns with outsourcing email, storage, or other essential services? Are you concerned about the management and maintenance of an accurate, accountable identity inventory? Come to "CAMP Cloud: Identity and Access in an Era of Outsourced Services" and learn about solutions being discussed and implemented across higher education.