The Internet of Things (#iot) is already here - just listen to Dave Miller. He has been thinking about the identity and security of a world of connected things for more than 10 years.
Interview: David Miller, Covisint "Covisint's Chief Security Officer, David Miller, talks to Automotive World about the ease with which people give up personal information, and the implications this could have in automotive applications." [Big data from the connected car; helpful hints from your car; IoT; securing devices by using a hub]
There were some other new items for the identity community:
Changes to the RSA Identity Verification Service "In continuing this collaboration, we recently saw an opportunity to evolve our relationship so we could each focus more on our core competencies. On March 31, 2013, we sold LexisNexis the RSA Identity Verification service which RSA acquired through its acquisition of Verid in 2007."
Roger Oberg: Burnt candles, sky high energy and ID insights at SXSW "For the Identity professional, there was plenty to consider in a crowd where 49% of the population was between 21- and 34-years-old. One thing in particular that stood out was the apparent widespread assumption that identity attributes - everything on Facebook, matters of public record, shopping patterns - are known or can be known by application providers."
Google Adds Janrain, Gigya As Google+ Sign-In Partners "Google launched Google+ Sign-in in February as its latest answer to Facebook Connect and the Open Graph. Now, Google has added Janrain and Gigya to its roster of partners that are integrating Google+ Sign-in as part of their product suites."
The OpenSocial Explorer: A Tool For OpenSocial Developers "The OpenSocial Explorer provides developers with sample gadgets demonstrating how to use various features of the OpenSocial specification. It allows developers to modify those samples and quickly re-render the application to explore how those changes effect the gadget. This not only allows you an easy way to understand all the features of OpenSocial but provides a great jumping off point for getting started with your own gadget."
Holger Reinhardt: Mobile World Congress One Month On "It's has been over a month since the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona and it seems like a good time to review what I learned there. First, I was amazed by the prominence of mobile accessory vendors: from tablet bags to smart phone covers. Second, while IoT and M2M were mentioned, they were relegated to a narrow strip in the back of Hall 2. Taking both of these facts together, it appears that the mobile accessory business is for real and IoT is all hype."
Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location will be bigger than GPS or Maps, and how it works "Indoor Location and Positioning will be huge! Apple recently acquired WifiSlam for its indoor mapping and positioning technology. Why? Because we spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc. Google already has Indoor Maps for many airports and shopping malls. The race is on. The explosion of Smartphones with built in sensors, accelerometer, gyro, wifi radios, and camera make indoor positioning possible. "
Mozilla Plans Payments API for Firefox OS Phones, Internet "The firm responsible for the Firefox web browser appears to be about to release into the wild an application programming interface that purports to make ecommerce payments more "webby." On the hacks.mozilla blog, Kumar McMillan points out the problems with web payments that Mozilla would like to see change:"
Identity Woman: Interesting events in 2013 "This is a calendar of events that I know in 2013 (and beyond). I think their interesting, I'm currently planning 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."
Identity Woman: She's Geeky Seattle: April 26-27 "She's Geeky is a kind of magical event where women geeks of all kinds, gaming geeks, linux geeks, fandom geeks, crafting geeks, beekeeping geeks, drupal geeks, raspberry pi geeks, Arduino geeks, geeks in training, come together and hang out learning from each other."
Dan Whaley: I Annotate: A Workshop "After two decades of progress in infrastructure and web technologies, we believe the time is finally at hand to realize the widespread annotation of human knowledge. On a recent call, a suggestion was made to bring together people building annotation solutions with those that ultimately will use them. The obvious sensibility of that idea led a number of us to approach the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for funding for a workshop, which they approved several weeks ago. We're calling it I Annotate, and it will be April 10-12, here in San Francisco, at the Fort Mason Center."
Coming to the IDESG Plenary in Santa Clara May 9-10: Identity Ecosystem Use Case Workshop "The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) is shifting into high gear to develop the policies, standards, and accreditation processes for the Identity Ecosystem Framework. The upcoming May 9-10 Santa Clara, Calif., plenary will feature the Management Council discussing the IDESG's work plan for the months ahead, reports by the NSTIC pilot projects on their progress in catalyzing the marketplace in key sectors, and, very important, a workshop that will identify a consensus set of use cases - specific examples of the Identity Ecosystem in use in real world applications."
Identity Woman: Online Community Unconference "Its BACK!" "May 21st at the Computer History Museum I am really excited to be working with a super awesome crew of leaders of the Online Community Manager Tribe - or OCTribe. We have been considering reviving the event and the pieces have finally come together to do it."
Federating Communities, Nations and Markets in a Big-Data Economy: Lessons learned from Academia to Governments and Enterprise... "European Identity & Cloud Conference 2013 16.05.2013 10:30-11:30 Track: Trust Frameworks Combined Session Joni Brennan, Kantara Initiative, Dave Kearns, KuppingerCole, Aljosa Pasic, Atos Research & Innovation, Colin Wallis, New Zealand Government The great thing about NSTIC, EUSTIC and other cyber focused identity strategies is that they attract more people and communities to the discussion. The not so great thing is that discussions have to start over and take everyone through the history and journey. What early adopters know and have practiced for some time only becomes common knowledge when the last person understands the concepts. To be clear, this is not a workshop. This is where Kantara Initiative brings together experienced Federation practitioners from around the world to answer questions like: Why do some federations succeed while others fail? What does the business of federation look like? What is inter-federation and how far are we from it?"
SAML, OAuth, SCIM, XACML "European Identity & Cloud Conference 2013 15.05.2013 14:00-15:00 Track: How to Build your IAM/IAG Infrastructure the Right Way - and Support Business Today Combined Session OASIS Panel: ID Protocols - Out with the Old and in with the New? Craig Burton, KuppingerCole, Peter Cummings, KuppingerCole, David Brossard, Axiomatics AB, Dr. Michael B. Jones, Microsoft, Dr. Paul Madsen, Ping Identity, Darran Rolls, SailPoint Each speaker will cover the pros and cons of one protocol and take questions from the audience. "
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."
eID & ePass 5th edition "National eID & ePassport Conference - the Global Forum on the drivers behind the digitalization of citizen ID documents proudly announce the 5th edition in BERLIN 2013, 28th & 29th of October @Intercontinental Berlin."