Identity Management Blog

Last week, the Kantara Initiative announced that it received final approval of their Trust Framework Provider (TFP) program as the only Approved US Government TFP certifying Levels of Assurance (LoA) 1, 2 and 3 non-crypto (non-PKI).
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“The Importance of Planning an Identity Management Strategy in Healthcare - A Case Study at South Jersey Healthcare” is the title of the session that I will be co-presenting with François Bodhuin, Technology Director at South Jersey Healthcare, during the NJ-DV HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Fall Conference.
The really hot summer is finally here after a long, cold winter and a short spring – Thanks Global Warming.
The recent acquisition of ArcSight by HP for $1.5B announced this past Monday inspired me to write this blog article (writer’s block is a thing of the past with all of these announcements).  It is exciting to see all of this activity in the information security industry, particularly after an intense prior week in the strong authentication arena.
After a refreshing vacation, I am back in the office this week. And on my return, I was pleasantly with some announcements made within the last few days. Here are the events in chronological order:
Given the increased relevance of NERC CIP compliance in the Energy sector over the last 12 months, we have been focusing on this topic from an Identity and Access Management (IAM) perspective since early this year.  Our CTO, Ash Motiwala posted a couple of very good blog articles on this subject: A NERC CIP Quick Win = Recertification + Closed Loop Deprovisioning and An Introduction to NERC CIP ...
First off, I would like to would like to express my sympathy to those affected by the terrible earthquake that hit Chile this past weekend.