The Wired senior reporter is taking up the case against passwords - and with good reason.
John Fontana's blog traverses the evolving digital identity landscape and its intersection with the cloud, compliance, audit, privacy, mobile computing, API integration and security.
John Fontana is a journalist focusing on access control, identity, privacy and security issues. Currently, he is the Identity Evangelist for strong authentication vendor Yubico, where he writes and edits a blog, as well as, directs several social media channels and represents Yubico at the FIDO Alliance. Prior to Yubico, John spent five years with identity vendor Ping Identity. He also spent 15 years as a senior editor for a variety of publications, including Communications Week, Internet Week and Network World, where he focused on enterprise topics including collaboration, directories, network infrastructure, databases, open source, ERP and security. He covered IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Red Hat, Google among other enterprise vendors. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, CNN, CIO and Mashable.
Existing IT identity management systems don't provide the fuel to run cloud's motor for privacy, security
Restful and stateless will begin to define enterprise identity next year as social IDs, mobile devices, cloud services and modern day Web and development protocols move in and force changes.
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has unveiled a prototype for a Digital Asset Grid that would give individuals and companies privacy and secure asset exchange.
If enterprises want to tap into identity-management-as-a-service they better know the trust models in use.
A small conference on identity has evolved over the past seven years into a sort of incubator that powers the innovation and collaboration pump for user-centric ID.
The Open Identity Exchange and Google developer evangelist Tim Bray are trying to revolutionize the log-in box and eliminate password headaches for both consumers and the enterprise.
What can small businesses do to improve online policies and procedures?
Small businesses often kidding themselves on cybersecurity, survey reveals.
OAuth 2.0 is officially blessed, now it's on to fulfilling the promise of securing access to, and integration among, applications.
Researchers say hackers could easily spread their attack after gaining Windows passwords.
The privacy debate around biometrics is nothing new, but it is starting to show up more and more in schools and involve kids as young as five years old.
The UK is reaching significant milestones in its plan to build an identity infrastructure for a digital government that connects citizens and online services
An open source project focused on OpenID Authentication for the .Net Framework has a flaw that could allow a hacker to take control of user accounts.
Persona is an open authentication system that uses email providers to validate that a user is who they say they are.
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