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Securing Federated Identity in a Web Services World

Securing Federated Identity in a Web Services World

The ability to establish identities across domains to partners and customers is driving Web services security-related issues and standards, such as SAML and WS-Security. In this session we will discuss how federated identity is being used in Web services and will outline the security-related issues, the standards and specifications involved, and the importance in the growth of Web services. Finally, attendees will learn how SAML and WS-Security are being used for federated authentication and authorization, as well as how standards-based policy enforcement points help facilitate centralized control of incoming SAML-based Web service requests.

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Eugene Kuznetsov is noted as the pioneer in the SOA appliance category and a recognized leader within the XML, Web services and SOA industries. With an innovative vision for the next generation of intelligent network equipment (XML-aware networking or XAN) to secure, rationalize, accelerate and integrate applications, Mr. Kuznetsov was the founder of DataPower in 1999 where he served for three years as president and CTO then as chairman and CTO until IBM's acquisition of DataPower in October 2005. In recognition of his XAN vision and leadership, Mr. Kuznetsov was named one of the "Top 25 Most Influential CTOs" for 2005. Prior to DataPower Mr. Kuznetsov consulted for numerous companies including Microsoft on a variety of projects in the areas of memory management, power electronics, JIT compilers, optimized execution engines and application integration. Eugene is a well-regarded speaker appearing at numerous conferences and events including Digital ID World, JAVAOne, NetSec, NATO C3 Agency, HPWorld, CIO Council Working Group, Web Services DevCon, MITRE XML Day, NECINA, Web Services Edge, Gartner's Application Integration and Web Services Summit, the IT Security & Privacy Conference, and ITTC 2004. Mr. Kuznetsov holds a BSEE from MIT.

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