SOURCE: Kantara Initiative

Kantara Initiative

February 10, 2010 13:00 ET

Diverse Market Leaders From the Identity Ecosystem Converge on March 1 to Stage Kantara Initiative's RSA Security Pre-Conference Workshop on "Technology, Policy and Compliance for Identity Services in 2010 and Beyond"

Gain State-of-Identity Insight of Common Cloud/SaaS Scenarios and Recent Developments in Assurance, Multi-Protocol Interoperability, Privacy-Enablement and More From Enterprise and Consumer Market Leaders

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Kantara Initiative announced today its annual public Identity Workshop at the RSA Security Conference. The one-day event to be held on March 1st from 8:00am - 5:00pm in the Moscone Center in San Francisco is designed to equip attendees with the vital information required to ensure success in employing the right identity management approach with the proper considerations. Recent developments in identity assurance, multi-protocol interoperability, liability models, usability, privacy-enablement and identity services certification will be spotlighted by key market leaders including Google, Oracle, CA, Aetna, NTT and Ping Identity.

"If you run a login system of any type (Enterprise, Consumer, SaaS vendor) you will find this workshop to be packed with information about major changes in the space, both in terms of security design and new functionality that can improve your identity infrastructure," reveals Eric Sachs, Product Manager for Google Security.

"Since its inception nearly one year ago, Kantara Initiative has built momentum for service deployment across the identity ecosystem," says Roger Sullivan, Oracle. "This workshop will help deployers understand how to connect the dots between cloud computing and identity management."

"Identity protocols like SAML, OpenID, OAuth, and Information Cards continue to evolve," says Paul Madsen, Identity Management Researcher at NTT. "This workshop will discuss recent developments and present opportunities for combining the protocols in useful ways."

"Identity Assurance is the key to successful, secure transactions across the emerging National Health Information Network," explains Mark Coderre, Head of Security Architecture for Aetna. "At this workshop we will be showcasing what the healthcare industry is doing with Kantara Initiative programs to improve the security of sensitive data transactions across operational boundaries."

The identity workshop will feature a series of presentations, panels and demonstrations of common Cloud/SaaS deployment scenarios and innovations from various market leaders.

"Technology, Policy and Compliance for Identity Services in 2010 & Beyond" is open to the public and to all RSA Conference attendees. To register for this free Kantara Initiative workshop, please click, use the code: 131 0KANEXPO for the Expo only pass and select Kantara Initiative from the 'Registration Package' page. Note that this pass only allows access to the Kantara Initiative workshop on March 1.

About Kantara Initiative

Kantara Initiative is a global, open, public-private, technology-agnostic forum comprised of identity ecosystem stakeholders. Co-founded by Liberty Alliance, Internet Society, and the Information Card Foundation, among others, its inspired mission is to promote technical interoperability and harmonization; to develop policy frameworks for operational interoperability and; to provide certification and assessment programs to grow trust in the standards, products, and service deployments. Kantara Initiative freely provides the governance and resources whereby diverse members of the ecosystem successfully collaborate on a diverse portfolio of common policy frameworks, technical specifications and deployment guidelines driven by the identity community, industry and governments from around the world. For more information about getting involved in Kantara Initiative, visit

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