Identity Management

Ever since the word “robot” was coined in 1920, writers have had no shortage of science fiction scenarios starring robots to play out on stage, on screen and in writing. Robots have been portrayed in every way imaginable, from workers on an assembly line, to intergalactic droids, to the housekeeper of a world-champion boxer…or playing…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Feb 12, 2015
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Having spent the early part of my career as a Naval Officer, I’m sometimes struck by parallels between the mechanical and digital worlds. There was a time when a majority of ships relied on steam to drive turbines for propulsion. Tremendous pressure and power was governed by a very simple device. The centrifugal governor worked…

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Travis Greene
Jan 20, 2015
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It’s impossible to tell with any precision if human error in IT is increasing, or decreasing. However, there is plenty of incidental data in the breach headlines of today to support the fact that human, or insider, error is prevalent – and not going away anytime soon. The Hack Heard Round the World For example,…

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Renee Bradshaw
Dec 22, 2014
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What better place to learn about social access and security than Las Vegas? Throngs of people sit down at a gaming table and never think twice about the layers of security in the building. That’s because the security is transparent – casinos are experts at applying security based on user behavior rather than building walls…

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Travis Greene
Dec 19, 2014
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Over three decades ago, the game Pitfall! came out for the Atari game console. In it, you control a character named Pitfall Harry, swinging over pits and crocodiles, avoiding fire, scorpions and many other dangers in the jungle while racing to gather treasure. The world is just as rife with dangers to your mobile enterprise…

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Travis Greene
Dec 10, 2014
10:15 am
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This month, a year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice charged Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property. Whatever you think of Snowden, Chelsea [Bradley] Manning, that IRS employee who took home data on 20,000 co-workers data theft by employees, contractors or those impersonating “trusted” insiders is not uncommon. The…

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David Shephard
Jun 19, 2014
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I recently attended an online IDM User Group meeting about the products created by another member of the IDM community; his name is Stefaan Van Cauwenberge and one of his creations is known as the Generic File Driver. This new shim provides the same kind of functionality as the Delimited Text shim from NetIQ, but…

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By: ab
Apr 7, 2014
11:36 am
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It’s a fact that today’s emerging IT delivery models, such as Cloud, Mobile, BYOD, and Social, are driving immense complexity in your IT infrastructure.  At the same time, you are faced with increasing diversity in the types of threats you face daily.  A quick scan of the headlines reveals that insider attacks remain unchecked, accidental…

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Renee Bradshaw
Feb 24, 2014
8:59 am
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Despite steady investments in security, ever larger data breaches continue to dominate the news. Increasing IT complexity, driven in part by cloud, mobility, and social identity, continue to make the job of security teams even harder. A recent survey of 763 IT security decision makers and practitioners across North America and Europe conducted by CyberEdge…

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Renee Bradshaw
Feb 6, 2014
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Bring-your-own-device adoption is steadily increasing, with Gartner projecting that 38 percent of companies will stop providing devices to workers by 2017.  As this trend accelerates globally, there has been an emergence of Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI), where employees can access organizational resources with their own defined identities. With an average of 25 accounts per…

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David Shephard
Jan 6, 2014
10:52 am
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