IdentityMind™ Chief Identity Officer (CIdO) Dr Taher Elgamal Discusses the Importance of Internet Identities in Addressing Authentication and Access Controls

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IdentityMind™ Chief Identity Officer (CIdO), Dr. Taher Elgamal, will be participating in RSA’s panel discussion: “The Evolution of IT Security”. This session discusses: How will the changes in technology brought about by cloud computing, improved mobility and social media change the landscape of enterprise security.

It will be fundamental to track and verify (passively and actively) their [employees and consumers] identities across devices, time zones and physical locations.

IdentityMind™ Chief Identity Officer (CIdO), Dr. Taher Elgamal, will be participating in RSA’s panel discussion: “The Evolution of IT Security”. This session discusses: How will the changes in technology brought about by cloud computing, improved mobility and social media change the landscape of enterprise security.

These are some of the ideas Dr Elgamal will be discussing at RSA’s session:

The fundamental challenge of enterprise security is making sure that only authorized users have access to privileged data. As enterprises take advantage of SaaS applications and overall cloud computing, IT security is challenged to adapt to those environments where the assumptions about data compartmentalization and controls are no longer necessarily applicable. Furthermore the growth of mobile platforms enables accessing these applications from anywhere at anytime, also breaking many of the security assumptions that most organizations base their security strategies.

The necessity of enterprises to move to cloud services will likely cause vulnerabilities that the IT organization is not prepared to address - opening avenues for cyber criminals to exploit.

Many of these security vulnerabilities are addressed by making sure only the authorized users have access to the privileged data and applications. However there are great challenges in identifying users and employees accessing applications and data from anywhere in the Internet. It will be fundamental to track and verify (passively and actively) their identities across devices, time zones and physical locations.

Dr Elgamal is a recipient of the RSA Conference 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. He is recognized as the “father of SSL” the Internet security standard Secure Sockets Layer. Dr Elgamal also invented several industry and government standards in data security and digital signatures, including the Digital Signature Standard (DSS). He has held several executive roles at technology and security companies, including CTO of Tumbleweed Communications, CEO/CTO and cofounder of Securify Inc, Chief Scientist of Netscape Communications. Dr Elgamal has been awarded several patents in online security, payments and data compression.

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