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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

IIW 2009: Identity And Cloud Computing Session

I had the privilege of attending the Internet Identity Workshop (2009) at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA at the beginning of November.

I conducted a session called "Identity and Cloud Computing" at IIW.

The session notes are here:

Session: Identity And Cloud Computing

* General Concerns around identity Management get compounded in the Cloud.
* There is potential proliferation of Identities.
* Data and artifacts of a company can be tied to identities which is a threat during decommission of identity. It can be lost.
* SLA of Identity As A Service.
* Transfer of Passwords or Password Hashes from Local Data Centers to Cloud environments for migrated applications.
* Users resistance to change with new cloud usage.
* Identity Assurance.

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