Ping Identity®, The Cloud Identity Security Leader™, today announced Anand Sharma of Cisco, Vikas Jain of Intel, Francois Lascelles of Layer 7, Mark O’Neil of Vodel, and Andy Kiang of Box will address the role of identity in API security and management at this year’s 2012 Cloud Identity Summit. Taking place at Vail, Colorado’s Cascade Resort, the summit explores the role of identity as the new perimeter and examines ways cloud computing, mobile device access and social networking are transforming business and IT.
The role of API security & management track starts at 10 a.m. MT on Thursday, July 19 and includes:
Keynote: The Platformication of the Enterprise is Upon Us and They Forgot Security (Again)
Patrick Harding, CTO, Ping Identity
So your enterprise is now a cloud company and has decided it must have a platform to build native mobile applications, expose data via public API’s, collect and analyze ‘bigger’ data than your competitors, etc. Unfortunately, while the requirements to secure and control access to this information do not change, the mechanisms and models you use to accomplish this task will require a new generation of protocols and technologies with identity becoming a foundational tenet.
The Cisco Journey of API Externalization
Anand Sharma, solution architect, Cisco
The Cambrian explosion of API’s is underway. Not the API’s in the consumer IT world, although the exponential growth of Public API’s from companies like Facebook and Twitter have been nothing short of amazing. The explosion of API’s that’s happening within large Fortune 100 companies is equally impressive, though harder to quantify. It’s not a recent thing. The embrace of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) was really the initial catalyst that kick started their love affair with web services. However, what was once a niche within certain business units of an enterprise has quickly become a must-have across the entire enterprise. HTTP(S) has become the lingua franca of integrations both within and across borderless enterprises. SOAP-based web services with XML payload is making way for REST-based API’s with JSON payload. API management platforms are staking claim as the enterprise API edge, whether on-premise or in the public cloud. API security standards like OAuth 2.0 are becoming mission critical in securely exposing sensitive company assets via APIs to support the myriad types of consumption models. The Cisco Services organization began its journey of API Externalization in mid-to-late 2009. Our goal was simple: To allow our partners to access Cisco data in a simple, secure and scalable way. This presentation will attempt to highlight the challenges we faced and the lessons we learned while on this journey.
Extending SSO Across Your Platform
Andy Kiang, group product manager for enterprise, Box
Security is only as strong as your weakest link. Ensure that your identity management policies are applied throughout your applications. Come learn how Box, a SaaS content management and collaboration company, has enabled its API’s with Single Sign-On (SSO). SSO is extended across its web application, mobile applications (across platforms including iOS and Android), desktop software like its sync client and is also available to those who develop on top of its platform.
Panel: The Critical Role of Identity in API Security
Driven by the rapid adoption of mobile and cloud applications, the number of Web API’s implemented by both B2C and B2B focused enterprises are increasing at a rapid pace. Both client and user identity information communicated via emerging protocols like OAuth are becoming a fundamental tenet for securing and managing these API’s. This panel of industry experts from leading API security vendors will discuss the current and emerging trends on the role that identity must play to secure and manage API’s at cloud-scale.
Sponsors of the Cloud Identity Summit include KPMG LLP (Platinum Show Sponsor), Google (Gold Workshop Sponsor), SailPoint (Silver Sponsor), Radiant Logic, Inc. (Emerald Sponsor), Covisint (Diamond Sponsor), Axiomatics & Advancive (Solution Sponsor), Courion (Solution Sponsor), CSC (Solution Sponsor), IBM (Solution Sponsor), Identropy (Solution Sponsor), Innotribe (Solution Sponsor), Layer 7(Solution Sponsor), Oracle (Solution Sponsor), Password Bank (Solution Sponsor), Symplified (Solution Sponsor), Ultimate Software (Solution Sponsor), Vordel (OIDF and OIX Summit Sponsor), Gluu (Lunch Sponsor) and Ping Identity. Visit www.cloudidentitysummit.com for more information and to register for the event.
About Cloud Identity Summit
Ping Identity’s Cloud Identity Summit is the premiere conference dedicated to the role of identity in cloud security. With 15 expert led, hands-on educational workshops and over 30 industry speakers, the Cloud Identity Summit brings together hundreds of the world’s top experts, implementers and vendors into a single week of knowledge sharing.
About Ping Identity | The Cloud Identity Security Leader
Ping Identity provides cloud identity security solutions to more than 800 of the world's largest companies, government organizations and cloud businesses. With a 99% customer satisfaction rating, Ping Identity empowers 45 of the Fortune 100 to secure hundreds of millions of employees, customers, consumers and partners using secure, open standards like SAML, OpenID and OAuth. Businesses that depend on the Cloud rely on Ping Identity to deliver simple, proven and secure cloud identity management through single sign-on, federated identity management, mobile identity security, API security, social media integration, and centralized access control. Visit pingidentity.com for more information.