Posts Tagged ‘Oracle Identity Manager’

Webcast: Limiting Audit Exposure and Managing Risk with Metrics-Driven Identity Analytics

November 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Limiting Audit Exposure and Managing Risk with Metrics-Driven Identity Analytics

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM PST
Register Here.
There is a new awareness of the strategic value and role of information security in the enterprise. One of the key challenges facing CISO’s today is the pressure to demonstrate continuous compliance – across all business organizations for thousands of users with access to hundreds of applications. Metrics driven Identity Analytics, powered by rich risk analytics, is crucial in measuring how well IT supports the business and manages risk.

Hear from an end user the key elements required to satisfy business and audit requirements for user access certifications and identity controls. Learn how Oracle is leveraging its expertise in identity management, data mining, business processing and business intelligence to give enterprises the tools they need to mitigate risk, build transparency, satisfy compliance mandates and support business decisions.

The webcast will cover:

  • Key elements for building a strong identity & access governance program
  • The advancements in identity and risk analytics offered with Oracle Identity Analytics 11g
  • An end-user’s perspective on user access certification use cases and implementation best practices

Register today for this webcast to hear about industry best practices and the latest advancements in identity analytics and learn how you too can benefit from making sense of technical identity data and transforming it into business-friendly information that is both insightful and actionable. And get your questions answered live by experts Stuart Lincoln, VP, IT P&L Client Services, BNP Paribas and Neil Gandhi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Identity Management.


Webcast, April 12: Automating User Provisioning, A User’s Perspective

Premieres: Apr 12, 2011, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)
Click here to register.

User provisioning solutions offer tangible, often quantifiable, benefits. A Forrester Study* based on data from 4 customers concluded an ROI of over 200% and net cost savings of over $8M over 3 years post implementation of Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle’s user provisioning solution.  Additional benefits seen were around improved security and a tremendous boost in user productivity.

Join this FREE webcast to find out how Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research, is leveraging Oracle Identity Manager to meet its user administration needs. Hear first-hand from your peer how you can improve security and user productivity in your organization while reducing IT administration, helpdesk and other overhead costs at the same time.

Speaker: Jim Moran
Executive Director, IT, and CISO at Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Jim Moran is an Executive Director, IT, and CISO at Educational Testing Service (ETS).  His responsibilities include leadership of Enterprise Architecture, Information Risk, and Information Security for the company.  Jim has a long history of conceiving and leading large scale programs and projects, and translating technology trends and strategies into tangible business outcomes.

*Webcast registrants will receive a complimentary copy of: Forrester Study: The Total Economic Impact of Oracle Identity Manager, a commissioned study on behalf of Oracle Corporation


Register Today: Free Oracle Security Online Forum Feb. 24

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Oracle and Accenture are holding a new joint event focusing on security. The event will feature great line-up of speakers and sessions that will last from 9:00-1:00pm PT on Thursday, Feb. 24. The event will focus on Security topics that face the enterprise today. The event kicks-off with a keynote presentation detailing emerging security trends and where we think security is headed. in the next decade. Please join us for 30 minutes or the entire day.

  • Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle’s Chief Security Officer, on industry-leading standards, technologies, and practices that ensure that Oracle products—and your entire system—remain as secure as possible.
  • Jeff Margolies, Partner, Accenture’s Security Practice—on key security trends and solutions to prepare for in 2011 and beyond.
  • Vipin Samar, Vice President of Oracle Database Security solutions—on new approaches to protecting data and database infrastructure against evolving threats.
  • Tom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect and Oracle Database Guru—on how you can safeguard your enterprise application data with Oracle’s Database Security solutions.
  • Nishant Kaushik, Chief Identity Strategist—on how organizations can look to Oracle Identity Management solutions to help them reduce fraud and streamline compliance.


Oracle Identity Management Sessions – Oracle OpenWorld 2010!

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

I am looking forward to my first Oracle OpenWorld experience! We have some great sessions lined up, including my session on Oracle Identity Analytics, featuring a great customer case study by Express Scripts. Feel free to check it out on Wednesday, Sept 22nd from 4:45PM to 5:45PM at Moscone South, Room 309.

We also have another great session on Oracle Identity Manager 11g, which will be headed by our OIM Product Manager Rajesh Pakkath, and Alexander Bolante from Accenture. This will be on Monday, Sept 20th from 11:00AM to 12:00PM at Moscone South, Room 309.

Our Focus on Identity Management track and available sessions are available here. You can also find them from our Facebook page here and you can also follow us on Twitter at #oow #idm. A small cheat sheet of Oracle Identity Management sessions available below.

Date & Time Title of Presentation Location
Mon 11am Oracle Identity Management 11g Overview Moscone South 309
Tue 2pm Simplify IDM with Directory Services – Moscone South 309
Tues  3:30pm Oracle’s IDM Strategy (for Sun, Oracle Customers Alike) Moscone South 310
Wed 1pm Building a Strong Foundation for Your Cloud with  IDM Moscone South 309
Wed 4:45pm Complete Identity & Access Governance with OIA 11g Moscone South 309
Tues 5pm How Cisco Achieved Large-Scale, Highly Available Access Management Moscone South 310

Customer Stories: Tackling Compliance Challenges with Oracle Identity Analytics

August 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Thinking about where and how to start? Interested in learning from your peers’ successes?

View this on-demand, complimentary webcast here to hear about customer success stories and learn more about:

  • Key challenges organizations face around Identity & Access Governance
  • Scope of identity governance projects
  • Success Results
  • Best practice recommendations based on implementation experience

Learn how Oracle Identity Analytics can help your organization strengthen governance and achieve quick compliance.

Featured Speakers:

Naynesh Patel,
Simeio Solutions
Neil Gandhi,
Principal Product Manager,
Oracle Identity Analytics,
Oracle Corporation

Live Webcast – Service-Oriented Security: Blazing a New Trail of Innovation in Application Security

August 9, 2010 Leave a comment
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Security Solutions
We can improve our security and compliance, at the same time we’re cutting costs and complexity.

Live Webcast – Service-Oriented Security: Blazing a New Trail of Innovation in Application Security

Applications today deal with many aspects of security including authentication, fine-grained authorization, user provisioning, federation, and compliance with industry standards and government regulations. As a result, application developers end up implementing various security artifacts inside applications. Developers also need to consider enterprise deployment implications which results in a bolt-on approach when integrating with existing security infrastructure.

Identity Management experts from Oracle will highlight:

  • Key business drivers compelling the need for a service-based approach to enterprise security
  • Cutting-edge technologies to address modern security challenges in cost-effective ways
  • Real world case scenarios that unveil the business benefits of Service-Oriented Security

Register for this complimentary webcast to understand how Service-Oriented Security offers a revolutionary architectural approach to efficiently develop security as discrete reusable services resulting in faster development lifecycles, better IT agility and dramatically lower integration costs.

Brought to you by:

Ziff Davis

August 25, 2010

11:00 a.m. PT
2:00 p.m. ET

Nishant Kaushik

Lead Strategist,
Oracle Identity and Access Management Oracle Corporation

Bharath Shashikumar
Principal Product Director Oracle Corporation

On Glossary Management…

August 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Talking to several customers where there is a strong desire for complete glossary management capabilities for entitlements being managed in their warehouse of user identities, I’ve come to realize that a major problem for them today is that most entitlements, especially around mainframes & target platforms such as Active Directory & Unix, are not clearly understood by the various lines of business when they perform their quarterly attestation reviews. More importantly, there are no tools available in the market today that provide a centralized view for creating (or importing existing glossaries, since most customers especially in the financial sector pay top dollar to create glossary definitions, all maintained in excel spreadsheets) and subsequently managing glossary definitions. The management piece is interesting since it is tied to adding security features that allow multiple owners across different businesses to manage glossary definitions, that can later be leveraged by not just an attestation solution, but also by provisioning solutions and other downstream applications that require end users to thoroughly understand the meaning of cryptic entitlements (such as a concise definition of a RACF group membership or the true meaning of an SAP role), before performing certain tasks.

This solution would truly provide an enterprise wide capability to effectively manage glossary definitions across applications and target systems, at the same time providing a means to attest to the validity of the entitlements themselves. According to another large banking customer, there is an entitlement creep that takes place in an organization across time, and these entitlements are never re-considered and remediated in the target systems. A mechanism to truly understand the meaning and whether the entitlement is indeed needed or not, is called for.

This begs for another question, in addition to regular glossary management capabilities (CRUD), do glossaries need to be audited when they are defined or modified? This would require strong historical reporting capabilities so that any additions/modifications made by designated “glossary owners” to glossaries are recorded in a centralized dashboard. Versioning and revert capabilities should also be provided, allowing glossary owners to switch back and forth between definitions if required. Moreover, glossary owners would then be required to attest glossaries, and most importantly, the  true need for all entitlements pertaining to a target system or application, to provide comprehensive evidence to auditors that unwanted entitlements are actually being revoked and/or consolidated from the target systems on a regular basis.