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This is the official community gathering place and information resource for identity and trusted infrastructure standards. The site is hosted by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section, a group that encourages new participation from developers and users. This is an open, vendor-neutral community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content. See more about this site.

Siloed reputation management vs. small town reputation management

The real challenge of reputation management is configuring a reputation system to closely parallel a small town.

 Recently, I was talking about the relatively new identity management area of online reputation management. Some siloed reputation management systems were mentioned (e.g., eBay, Yelp, Trip Advisor), which are the ones always mentioned whenever identity management visionaries get together. But, in reality, what we're looking for goes back much farther than the online age.

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Senator questions wisdom of White House control over cybersecurity

The ranking member of the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security Committee, Susan Collins (R-Maine), today raised questions about recent calls for a direct White House role in coordinating national cybersecurity affairs.

At a hearing this morning on strategies for securing cyberspace, Collins said that putting the White House in charge would make it harder for Congress to exercise needed oversight over critical cyber policies and budgets.

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The European e-ID Management Conference

London, United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 - 09:30 - 26 Jun 2009 - 09:30
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Stephen Wilson's Babysteps

In defence of silos!

Many federated identity models involve a central authentication broker, intended to break down “silos” that hold individuals’ assertions.  In practice these sorts of schemes have proven much harder to launch than expected.  Orthodox explanations for this can blame organisations for being too precious about their customers, or for treating security as a competitive differentiator.  But my analysis suggests that the total cost of a large number of traditional simple contracts turns out to be likely less than that of a smaller number of much more complex ones. 

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Stephen Wilson's Babysteps

Is federated identity moving away from decentralisation?

I wonder if the Liberty Alliance has moved away from decentralisation as a central tenet of their work, and thereby possibly watered down its approach to privacy?

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