Nulli showcased our views on IM KISS - "Keep IAM Simple Stupid" demo at the ForgeRock Open Identity Summit. Presenting identity management in a visible and open format with nothing to hide is a key principle of the open community that Nulli and ForgeRock support. The demo highlighted a rapidly deployed suite of the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack running on 4 Raspberry Pi computers.
ForgeRock Open Identity Stack running on Raspberry Pi
A few hundreds of dollars in equipment was all that was needed for Nulli to be able to demonstrate the use of OATH2 credentials from Google, Amazon and Facebook for accessing protected apps, provision accounts using the OpenIDM workflow engine and providing directory failover using OpenDJ. All of this neatly packaged in a picture frame illustrating the process flow and server interaction.
Traditionally, Nulli employees have celebrated the Christmas season by participating in an employee gift exchange. This year we decided to do something different. We thought it would be a great way to show our team spirit and spread the Nulli cheer by donating what we would normally spend on a Christmas gift towards a hamper that would help a low income family.
Nulli will be participating again this year in the 11th annual Amble With Angus fun run in support of the Calgary Food Bank
Yesterday, we had a Nulli Day “Painting the Town”. It was a “feel good” day, lots of sun, laughs, appreciation and caring; a day away from the office; a day amongst great people. Thank you to everyone at Nulli who were able to participate. Mrs. K. was so happy and thankful to now have a freshly painted home to welcome her family and friends. Take a look at my pictures! and Look at even better pictures from Volunteer Calgary!
The City of Calgary City Links is an amazing program of giving, helping low income seniors live in their homes safely and securely while providing a safe and supportive work environment for men and women facing barriers to employment. Volunteer Calgary helps as well through their “Paint The Town” initiative where companies like Nulli can have a great day painting the exterior of a senior’s home.
The Urgent Need for a More Effective Approach to Security
Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc.
Philippe provided an excellent presentation about companies that are currently applying disruptive technologies and thus changing how we view a “norm”.
He spoke about both the Hiriko Project and a company called Pininfarina and how they are disrupting the personal transportation market for in-city transportation. He also updated attendees on how firms are re-thinking the whole security model and how they are trying to address issues like e-mail spoofing and SSL Certificate Authorities and the need for collaboration via a new trustworthy internet organization that he launched today. (2012-02-29)
The Hiriko Project - http://www.hiriko.com/
This “car-sharing” project has global breadth in that the design is from MIT, manufacturing in Spain and is involving many global participants in a consortium arrangement. Applying new technology to create disruptive models to personal in-city transportation. Set to go into production in 2013 these 2 person electric cars designed at MIT reduce parking requirements, provide short-term access to personal transportation and help the environment. The consortium is supposed to be speaking with San Francisco as another city for us of the cars and program.
I have been attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco (February 27-March 2nd) this week and found it to be a very worthwhile networking event. The Nulli team having reviewed the conference sessions believed there was limited content focused on the area of Identity Management and thus we didn’t send any other participants to the conference this year. In previous years we have had participants attend as there was a strong showing of Identity and Access Management (IAM) sessions of real interest to our team and clients.
My time at RSA 2012 has been filled meeting with a variety of Identity and Security vendors to determine how well they fill niche or end-to-end IAM functions for our clients. See following posts that elaborate on who I met with and my findings.
Trevor Roskewich, Senior Identity Consultat at Nulli will be presenting to the Calgary Oracle User Group (COUG) at the Suncor Energy Centre at 8:00 AM on December 15, 2011. His presentation, co-produced with Lisa Gryschuk, Senior Human Information Consultant at Nulli, addresses the critical business integration between Human Capital Management and Identity Management.
HCM applications are a principle source of an organizations’ identity data and thus critical to your identity, access governance and security processes. Leveraging job classifications / codes an organization's identity and security processes are dependent on tightly integrating at the business and system levels to provide Request Based Access Control and Role Based Access Control (RBAC). Identity Access Management architects and analysts are working more strategically with their peers in Human Capital Management to provide their organizations with fluid management of human information while leveraging the two systems to increase productivity for all employees in the organization.
This presenation will be of interest to HCM Analysts, HR Supervisors, HR Managers, Middleware Architects, IAM Architects, Enterprise Architects and Security professionals looking to automate securing applications, databases and providing transparent information on who has access to what information within the organization.
Presentation: Identity of the Enterprise
Human Capital Management (HCM), also known as Human Resources (HR), is a critical application forming the foundation of every business’ success. Trevor will be speaking to best practices for HCM/HR and how they can support maximizing the financial and business process returns of deploying and managing enterprise provisioning and role management.
You’ll find Craig, Joanne and myself attending the Gartner IAM Summit 2011 November 13th through 16th in San Diego.
At the IAM Summit, we look forward to speaking with attendees who share our passion for deploying cost effective access and identity management solutions. We want to speak with analysts and attendees about tools used to deploy and support strategies, tactics and solutions. We also going to approach solution providers to hear how they address the demanding business requirements and needs for reduced costs of ownership that so many of our clients are seeking.
Aside from the wonderful grammar, this 11:15 AM session being held at Western Canada Regional User Group (WCRUG) in Vancouver, BC on November 10, 2011 will be of interest to everyone in the enterprise.
Human Capital Management (HCM), also known as Human Resources (HR), is a critical application forming the foundation of every business’ success. Knowing who your people are and what role they play along with associated cost/benefit metrics is what HCM/HR applications are best at performing. Nulli believes this Human Information (HI) is central to the success of many applications. High quality Human Information is a key requirement for reliable security and identity processes as well as for HCM.