The cloud is reality – but still legally controversial in the details. So what do we need to consider for the future with regard to liability, especially as there are few practical alternatives for data management in the cloud and many already see the cloud as unmatched in value from an economic viewpoint? Over and […] READ MORE
Seven Fundamentals for Future Identity and Access Management
Identity and Access Management is changing rapidly. While the traditional focus has been on employees and their access to internal systems, with an emphasis on the HR system as the leading source for identity information, Identity Management has to address a far more complex environment today. Over the past several years, we have already seen […] READ MORE
FIDO Alliance announces final FIDO 1.0 specifications
Yesterday, culminating over 20 months of hard work, FIDO Alliance has published final 1.0 drafts of their Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) specifications, apparently setting a world record in the process as the world’s fastest development of a standard in the Identity Management industry. I wrote a post about FIDO Alliance […] READ MORE
A Haven of Trust in the Cloud?
In September a survey was published in Dynamic CISO that showed that “72% of Businesses Don’t Trust Cloud Vendors to Obey Data Protection Laws and Regulations”. Given this lack of trust by their customers what can cloud service vendors do? When an organization stores data on its own computers, it believes that it can control […] READ MORE
Why SDCI needs organizational change in IT
My last post focused on the challenges and the potential of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and SDCI (Software Defined Computing Infrastructures) for improving Information Security. APIs are being used to control more devices from a central point, bringing agility to networks, virtual systems, storage, and other elements of the computing infrastructure that meet the demands […] READ MORE
New Newsletter Season to come: KC Analysts’ View
It’s a new year, and there are some new changes coming to KuppingerCole, especially in the material that will come into your inbox. First, some background. After the past year or so we’ve been growing by leaps and bounds with new offices in Europe and the Asia-Pacific area as well as new analysts all over […] READ MORE
“Google Home Automation” – Do We Really Need This?
It was recently reported that Google has bought Nest Labs, a manufacturer of home automation sensors and devices with, currently, two products: a digital thermostat and a Smoke + CO Alarm. Why is it, then, that somebody would spend 3.2 Billion USD for a company producing home appliances that have been around for ages from […] READ MORE