07.10.2017 - Cloud Provisioning – The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

When we talk about provisioning cloud services, there is Just In Time (JIT) provisioning and bulk provisioning. JIT provisioning is where accounts are created as a side effect from federation. In other words, the first time a user federates to a service, his account is created using the federation token and information queried from the user. Bulk provisioning is where the accounts are created in bulk ahead of time and actively maintained independently from federation. The main problems with JIT provisioning are ...

05.31.2017 - Using IAM Tools To Cut The Costs of a Data Breach

What is the cost of a data breach? In the case of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer, who accepted the consequences of the 2013/2014 Yahoo data breach in 2016, the answer was at least $2 million, the amount of the annual bonus she lost because of the breach. She also gave up her annual equity grant for 2017, which could have been worth millions more. However, it probably cost Yahoo!, its partners and its users a lot more than that. What happened and what could have been done to prevent these types of breaches? ...

04.28.2017 - Authentication-as-a-Service for Everyone

Authentication-as-a-Service (AaaS) is becoming an attractive option for businesses tired of deploying costly and complex in-house authentication solutions and for those without the internal resources to deploy. AaaS offers enhanced security and scalability at a fraction of the cost than in-house solutions, so why wouldn’t it be considered? ...

03.29.2017 - A Password-Free World: Past, Present or Possible Future?

Struggling to remember the password for an email address or the answer to that odd security question to sign into a bank account online can often make us feel nostalgic for the days before our lives were filled with PC passwords and unique swipe patterns on smartphones. ...

03.16.2017 - Five Things CMOs Need to Know About Customer Identity and Access Management

There was a time when a CMO’s didn’t need to worry about Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) solutions. CIAM was the province of the IT department. Things change rapidly, though, and now marketing and identity access management go hand-in-hand. A business’s applications need to be able to identify customers across multiple platforms, and should tailor its marketing strategies to specific customer identities that can only be uncovered effectively through CIAM. ...

02.28.2017 - Three Reasons to Consider Cloud SSO for Apps

Cloud identity and access management professionals are turning to single sign-on (SSO) options to help manage the expansion of services and apps their organizations use. By pushing SSO to the cloud, they’re discovering increased support for each new tool without all the help desk cost increases that used to come along for the ride. ...

01.10.2017 - Navigating a Multi-Forest Office 365 Migration Without Losing Your Mind

A logistics management business wants to consolidate its multi-tenant, multi-forest Office 365 environment. Expansion via acquisitions created a multi-tenant, multi-forest problem for the logistics company further complicated by additional challenges involving business productivity, managing users in AD and development of cross-forest trust. They also wanted SSO to reinforce secure access to applications and decrease time used by IT to manage end-user requests for password reset within their business. ...

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