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Business partners a growing security concern

Increasingly complex business relationships are forcing companies to give outsiders greater access to internal systems. According to this year's Global Information Security Survey, this presents a security problem.

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Privacy Body Eyes Online Fakes

Authorities are investigating whether New Zealand should follow California's lead and make it a criminal offence to impersonate others including politicians on the internet, notably via Twitter and Facebook.

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Group to examine cloud standards

,,,Now we all know that there are lots of standards in identity (SAML, WS-Federation, OpenID, CardSpace, etc.) but -- so far -- none are perfect for the cloud. Still, work is going on. OASIS has recently formed a technical committee (TC) to examine this issue, called the "Identity in the Cloud" TC.

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WSO2 Debuts Cloud Identity Management, Authentication

WSO2 is shipping an open source--based identity application that runs in the cloud and is aimed at helping companies avoid building internal systems for identity management and authentication...WSO2 Cloud Identity lets administrators provide strong authentication using electronic IDs for users based on popular open standards including SAML 2.0, OpenID and Information Card token-based standards, according to the company. WSO2 Cloud Identity can issue cards or tokens for identity management, and support incoming SAML 2.0, OpenID and CardSpace authentication requests, the company said...

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Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle

Frustrated by what they see as a lack of
cloud-driven innovation from major IT suppliers, three huge global banks
are banding together to form an IT buying consortium that will not only
drive down their costs but also give them the option of creating their
own highly secure global cloud infrastructure and network rather than
relying on IBM, HP, Oracle, and Microsoft to deliver those solutions in a
timely manner.

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