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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Last week, I attended ArcSight’s Protect 10 User Conference, and just like last year, it was an exciting and informative event.  Without a doubt, HP’s acquisition of ArcSight brought more excitement to this event this year.
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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 ...
 I am just returning from a week of travel and conference activity, which start for me in Newark, NJ on Monday March 1, from there to Atlanta, GA for the HIMSS Conference 2010 (north of 25,000 attendees), and then on to San Francisco, CA on Wednesday March 3 for the last 2 days of RSA Conference 2010 (about 16,000 attendees), and then back home in NJ on Friday March 5. In all, last week was very ...
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.
In this 2-part article, I hope to explain the importance of identity assurance in everyday life. I will first level set on terms and definitions in part 1, and then illustrate with real-life examples in part 2.
On Thursday January 7, 2010 (last week), I had the privilege of representing Kantara Initiative, in my role as Chair of the Identity Assurance[1] Work Group (also proxying for the Healthcare Identity Assurance Work Group) as a panelist in the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Workgroup hearings.