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OASIS to Define Trust Elevation Standard for Authenticating e-Identity Credentials

The OASIS international open standards consortium has begun work to define a set of standardized protocols that online service providers may use to elevate trust when authenticating electronic identity credentials. The goal of the new OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) Technical Committee is to extend interoperability among online service providers (such as banks and health care providers) and make e-transactions easier for end users.

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Data breaches affect 2m in Mass.

Personal information from nearly one out of three Massachusetts
residents, from names and addresses to medical histories, has been
compromised through data theft or loss since the beginning of 2010,
according to statistics released yesterday by the office of Attorney
General Martha Coakley.

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International Cloud Symposium 2011, 10-13 October, Ditton Manor

The OASIS IDtrust Member Section and the OASIS eGov Member Section are pleased to support the International Cloud Symposium,

Responses to the need for policy and standards in the Cloud have been driven to a great degree on a national basis. ICS willwork to broaden the dialogue with presentations from key players in Europe, North America, and Asia. The event will offer a truly global perspective of the standardization issues for Cloud security.

Speakers include:

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IDtrust announces Steering Committee Election Results

Congratulations to Kaliya Hamlin, John Sabo of CA Technologies, and Anil Saldhana of Redhat, who have been elected to serve on the OASIS IDtrust Member Section Steering Committee. Their terms extend until September 2013.

We offer our appreciation to all OASIS IDtrust members who participated in the election process--by nominating candidates, volunteering to serve on the Steering Committee, reviewing the candidate pool, and casting votes.

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Cloud Standards Get Customer Push

The newly formed Open Data Center Alliance is using an array of usage models to weld cloud-using customers into a force that prevents vendor lock. At the same time, the group is promoting secure movement of virtual workloads from one provider to another. The organization is made up of more than 200 members including JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin and

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