Federated Identities: To Trust or Not to Trust?
Today more than ever, to remain competitive organizations need to collaborate and share critical information across organizational boundaries with business partners. However, as corporations extend their organizational boundaries in this way, they face considerable security issues regarding cross-organizational information and application sharing. Battling significant complexity and risk to operations, the IT departments strive to securely manage and control user identities.
On a Technology Executives Dbriefs webcast, Federated Identities: To Trust or Not to Trust?, held on February 3, 2011, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Kelly Bissell, principal, and Vikram Kunchala, senior manager, discussed how companies can secure access to corporate information resources and external service providers across organizational boundaries and security domains. They focused on:
- Fundamentals of identity federation, including background and business drivers.
- Federated identity management, including identity and service providers, models, and standards.
- The role of federation in identity management to automate provisioning of user IDs across organization boundaries.
Watch the Dbriefs Webcast replay to learn how a clear strategy for managing distributed identities can help organizations build trust, become more efficient, and secure information system resources.
The following polling questions were conducted during the Webcast: