Identity Propagation through Single Sign-On(SSO) has been assumed to be a panacea for all identity issues in SOA and Clouds. In this article, Michael Poulin raises questions around the business feasibility of propagation and proposes a delegate model of representation instead.
This opinion piece discusses three specific suggestions for improving the SCIM data model: 1. Both the enterprise client and cloud provider should map their internal IDs to a shared External ID, which is the only ID exposed through the API. 2. Multi-valued attributes of a resource must be converted from an array into a dictionary with unique keys. 3. 3 ways to improve the PATCH command
In this article, authors discuss the security in software development life cycle and how to defend against web application vulnerabilities using techniques like white-box analysis and black-box testing. They also talk about secure coding practices based on the defense-in-depth approach using three lines of defense: input validation, hotspot protection, and output validation.
Orlando Scott-Cowley discusses security in the cloud and the need for industry standards to lower the barriers to entry while ensuring that customer data is safe.
In this article, authors discuss a distributed architecture based on principles from security management and software engineering to address cloud computing’s security challenges.
Managing security requirements from early phases of software development is critical. In this article, author Rohit Sethi discusses how to map security requirements to user stories in Agile projects. 2
In this IEEE roundtable discussion article, the panelists discuss current authentication approaches, how to authenticate users on mobile devices and the future direction of authentication. 1
Building on their work on Real Options, Chris Matts and Olav Maassen are writing a graphic novel to explain the concepts and share their knowledge. They discussed the novel and the process with InfoQ.
"The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java" book covers the rules for secure coding using Java programming language. InfoQ spoke with book authors on how these rules can help Java developers.
One category of risk that project teams need to ensure they address is business value failure – delivering a product that fails to provide value for the business investor. 3
In this IEEE article, authors Stephen Yau and Ho An talk about the advantages and challenges in application development using service-oriented architecture and cloud computing technologies. 2
This article presents a web application architecture that leverages cloud resources and an enterprise key-management infrastructure to lower costs while proving compliance to data-security regulations 8