New forms and strategies for authentication changing the definition of logging on
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.
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Apple putting together quiver of biometric, gesture technology but is it shooting for real security or consumer convenience
Company says "irregular activity" prompted pro-active moves
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Gartner lays out a future for enterprise identity and how it will, or won't, look compared to today.
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AWS customers get single sign-on to Management Console, APIs
Digital exhaust left by NSA frames researcher's seven points on the future of identity
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Executive chairman dances around straight answer while talking up Android security.
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Sound-initiated data exchange similar to Near Field Communications but without proximity requirements
It's been a rough start for Touch ID and iOS7 security
ZDNet debate concludes Touch ID is not a game-changer