Today was really the first “official” day of the Digital ID World conference, but for me – Day 2. So, here are some short highlights of the sessions I attended.
Cops and Robbers, Las Vegas Style – Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytic Solutions
- Las Vegas is his “laboratory” for identity analytics – resorts typically have 100+ systems and 20,000+ sensors
- Context engines close the gap between the rapidly increasing amount of digital data and the less rapid growth of “sense-making” algorithms
- Mobile operators are accumulating 600 billion cellphone transaction records annually and are selling this data to third parties who use advanced analytics to identify space/time/travel characteristics of individual people
Context Automation – Phil Windley, CTO, Kyntetx
- Current focus in web marketing is focused on servers, using the metaphor of “location”
- Focus on “purpose” from the client’s perspective, using an intelligent, adaptable browser, will bridge between server-based silos to give users a richer, more purposeful experience
The Implications of Privacy on IDM – Larry Ponemon, Founder and Chairman, Ponemon Institute
- Many cultural differences are evident between nations and areas of the world with regard to privacy, security and identity management expectations.
- Companies doing business internationally will need to be sensitive to cultural and legal issues in the nations where they do business.
- People are growing tired of fact-based identity
- Perceptions of privacy are inextricably linked to identity and authentication
Business Process and Legal Issues in Cross-Org Secure Collaboration – Peter McLaughlin, Foley & Lardner
- Regulatory language should be treated as a floor, rather than a ceiling
- Normal industry practices may represent minimum requirements but may not guarantee compliance
- Make sure your business partners abide by same laws your company is subject to
- Reputational risk will always stay with your company, but you may seek to share financial risk with partners
Identity Governance Frameworks – Marc Lindsey, Levine, Blazak, Block & Bootby
- Legal agreements seek to apportion liability - who is responsible for what?
- Comprehensive frameworks for governing such agreements are emerging
- Modern federation agreements need to be better than the old EDI agreements
Dealing with International Privacy Laws – Discussion led by Larry Ponemon, Founder and Chairman, Ponemon Institute
- Complex international privacy laws affecting data transport hamper organizations' ability to do their legitimate work.
- Will it be easier or harder to deal with international differences in privacy laws in five years? (majority of audience said no)
Federation is Dead: Long Live the Federation Fabric – Symplified
- Federation must move to utility model to overcome issues of costs and complexity associated with one-to-one integration.
Building Good Practices into Your Processes – Edward Higgins, Vice President of Security Services, Digital Discovery Corporation
- Education of employees on good security practices is critical part of getting value from your IDM investment