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How to Assess a Blockchain Platform?

by Homan Farahmand  |  March 28, 2017

There are a growing number of blockchain platforms that are competing to prove their viability and establish their foothold in this rapidly evolving market. It's no surprise that this pace...

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Testing Your IAM Planning Decisions Needs a Robust Risk Model

by Homan Farahmand  |  April 27, 2016

IAM planners/architects can greatly benefit from predicting the impact of a prioritization decision on operational risk, before making the actual decision. Why? Because testing an IAM planning decision in a...

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Chasing the Long Tail of Fine-grained Authorization

by Homan Farahmand  |  February 9, 2016

Coarse-grained and fine-grained authorization are similar to classic and quantum physics in many ways. One studies the larger objects and the other deals with subatomic particles. With what scientists know...

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When IAM Meets (the Idea Of) Blockchain!

by Homan Farahmand  |  January 24, 2016

It seems the technology market has an emerging champion, Blockchain! Every day we hear how Blockchain can change the world. What most interest me is how Blockchain may affect the...

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The Account Repository Pattern in Security Architecture

by Brian Iverson  |  March 9, 2015

I have a bad habit of including lots of sidebar notes in my research. I don't want to be known as the guy who writes 20- or even 30-page research...

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It's Always a Good Time for Security and IAM to Build a Strong Foundation

by Brian Iverson  |  March 4, 2015

A recent blog post by Gunnar Peterson has characterized 2015 as the year when "information security has finally caught the car". The attention of businesses is continually being focused on security...

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The Missing 'P': Politics

by Brian Iverson  |  February 21, 2015

Those who are familiar with Gartner's research on identity and access management or attended some of our presentations should recognize the venerable "Seven P's" model. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gartner's Seven-P's Model[/caption] There is...

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Visualizing the Discipline of Cloud Architecture

by Richard Watson  |  February 9, 2015

Cloud architecture is a hot topic in my Gartner client discussions. Experienced architects understand that cloud represents a discontinuity in established patterns and we need new architecture models and practices...

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The New Gartner Mobile Reference Architecture

by Paul Debeasi  |  August 13, 2012

Summary: Gartner has introduced the first and only Mobile Reference Architecture for enterprise IT organizations. The Mobile Reference Architecture is an integrated set of research that helps IT organizations make...

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Bach to Basics: Why You Should Care About Cloud Internals

by Jay Heiser  |  July 8, 2011

Just as the transition from a physically-secure batch-oriented environment to a remotely-accessible multi-tasking/multi-user environment had huge implications for security, the evolution from multi-user host-based environments to multi-tenant cloud-based environments represents...

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