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Cloud Identity Summit, Monterey

22 July 14: Lockstep's unique research on the evolution of authentication, at the "CISmcc" Conference.

In the rush to federated identity, we never paused to ask why we have so many identities. And there is no satisfactory explanation so far for the extinction of really good ideas like CardSpace and InfoCards. The answers may come from biology. Identities evolve; dreaded identity silos are actually ecological niches in the risk environment. Digital identities are "memetic", composed of heritable traits relating to business rules, standards, regulations and technologies. This talk will trace the phylomemetic tree of authentication and provide new insights into the interoperability of identities and attributes.

See slides here.