Identity Assurance and an Expanded Password System

passwordSummary:  “Assured Identity” hinges on “Shared Secrets” in cyberspace.  The text password has been the shared secrets for many decades. We now need a successor to the text password.

There exists a promising candidate, an Expanded Password System which accepts images as well as characters and which generates a high-entropy password from a hard-to-forget password .

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Global Cloud best practices

PageLines- cbpn1.jpgThe CBPN is a global community of practice specializing in Cloud Computing, covering the core topics such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, as well as how the technology can be used.

In particular we focus on how others can also leverage these communities, via the same software tools we use like WordPress.

One of my primary inspirations for the Cloud Best Practices Network was the idea of “open sourcing best practices”, in that great organizational case studies can be easily replicated elsewhere when it is based on open source software.

For example the Hackney Crowd Map is a great example of a pioneering social innovation program, seeking to identify and help those impacted by housing cuts. Very timely as you can imagine in today’s UK.

This is implemented via WordPress and so is thus instantly repeatable for any one else who wants to implement the same social program where they are.

So as well as cataloguing these case study examples and their associated software footprints, we’ll also build our best practice sharing in a variety of other ways too, stay tuned.