Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

UPMC Picks Oracle Identity Management

UPMC, a $10-billion integrated global health enterprise, has selected Oracle as a key technology partner in UPMC’s $100-million analytics initiative designed to help “unlock the secrets of human health and disease” by consolidating and analyzing data from 200 separate sources across UPMC’s far-flung network.As part of the project UPMC also selected Oracle Identity Management to secure the interaction and insure regulatory compliance. Read complete article here.

As healthcare organizations create new services on-line to provide better care Identity Management can provide a foundation for collaboration.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

IDC's Sally Hudson on Securing Mobile Access

After the launch of Identity Management 11g R2, Oracle Magazine writer David Baum sat down with Sally Hudson, research director of security products at International Data Corporation (IDC) to get her perspective on securing mobile access.  Below is an excerpt from the interview. The complete article can be found here.

"We’re seeing a much more diverse landscape of devices, computing habits, and access methods from outside of the corporate network. This trend necessitates a total security picture with different layers and end-point controls. It used to be just about keeping people out. Now, you have to let people in. Most organizations are looking toward multifaceted authentication—beyond the password—by using biometrics, soft tokens, and so forth to do this securely. Corporate IT strategies have evolved beyond just identity and access management to encompass a layered security approach that extends from the end point to the data center. It involves multiple technologies and touch points and coordination, with different layers of security from the internals of the database to the edge of the network." ( Sally Hudson, Oracle Mag Sept/Oct 2012)

As the landscape changes you can find out how to adapt by reading Oracle's strategy paper on providing identity services at Internet scale

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

The Threats are Outside the Risks are Inside

In the past few years we have seen the threats against the enterprise increase dramatically. The number of attacks originating externally have outpaced the number of attacks driven by insiders. During the CSO Summit at Open World, Sonny Singh examined the phenomenon and shared Oracle's security story. While the threats are largely external, the risks are largely inside.

Criminals are going after our sensitive customer data. In some cases the attacks are advanced. In most cases the attacks are very simple. Taking a security inside out approach can provide a cost effective way to secure an organization's most valuable assets.

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

Identity Management: The New Olympic Sport

How Virgin Media Lit Up the London Tube for the Olympics with Oracle

If you are at Open World and have an interest in Identity Management, this promises to be an exciting session.

Wed, October 3rd
Session CON3957: Delivering Secure Wi-Fi on the Tube as an Olympics Legacy from London 2012
Session Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Session Location: Moscone West L3, Room 3003
Speakers: Perry Banton - IT Architect, Virgin Media
                   Ben Bulpett - Director, aurionPro SENA

In this session, Virgin Media, the U.K.'s first combined provider of broadband, TV, mobile, and home phone services, shares how it is providing free secure Wi-Fi services to the London Underground, using Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Entitlements Server, leveraging back-end legacy systems that were never designed to be externalized. As an Olympics 2012 legacy, the Oracle architecture will form a platform to be consumed by other Virgin Media services such as video on demand. Click here for more information.

Executive Edge: It's the end of work as we know it

If you are at Oracle Open World, it has been an exciting couple of days from Larry's keynote to the events at the Executive Edge. The CSO Summit was included as a program within the Executive Edge this year. The day started with a great presentation from Joel Brenner, author of "America The Vulnerable", as he discussed the impact of state sponsored espionage on businesses. The opportunity for every business is to turn security into a business advantage. As we enter an in-hospitable security climate, every business has to adapt to the security climate change. 

Amit Jasuja's presentation focused on how customers can secure the new digital experience. As every sector of the economy transforms to adapt to changing global economic pressures, every business has to adapt. For IT organizations, the biggest transformation will involve cloud, mobile and social. Organizations that can get security right in the "new work order" will have an advantage. It is truly the end of work as we know it.  The "new work order" means working anytime and anywhere. The office is anywhere we want it to be because work is not a place it is an activity. Below is a copy of Amit Jasuja's presentation.


Oracle Identity Management is a complete and integrated next-generation identity management platform that provides breakthrough scalability; enables organizations to achieve rapid compliance with regulatory mandates; secures sensitive applications and data regardless of whether they are hosted on-premise or in a cloud; and reduces operational costs. Oracle Identity Management enables secure user access to resources anytime on any device.


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