By Naresh Persaud-Oracle on Oct 01, 2013
A recent Cisco report estimates by 2020 there will be more than 50 billion devices world wide while the human population will still be under 8 billion people. This short term trend will change the landscape of identity and access management and change the security requirements of enterprises everywhere. While today security executives are concerned with mobile phones and laptops, tomorrow they will be concerned about automobiles, aircraft and projectors on their networks. Each device is a new identity and each user that interacts with the device has a separate context. As a reference, see the paper Identity at Internet Scale Here are some of the new security requirements:
- Multi-user devices
- Dynamic user volumes
- User authentication on the device
- Service availability
- Encryption of data at rest and in flight
- Secure container on the device
- Device authentication
- User authentication
The devices themselves will interact very differently since they must now communicate with other devices and humans. Here is a great youtube video that paints a very interesting and perplexing picture of the future.
From the video, a few interesting things happen.
- The device communication is very personal and follows our social media conventions
- The devices must trust the people involved in the interaction and people have to trust the devices
- The scale of the interaction grows geometrically as more devices and users collaborate
Here are the slides from the recent CSO Summit at Open World. Oracle's approach is a singular platform for all devices that manage device identity and user identity.