Webcasts and Podcasts Explain Web Services Security Issues and Federated Identity Threats

Technology portal releases latest in series of podcasts and webcasts about grid and web services security

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2005 -- WebServicesSummit.com, a leading software technology portal, has released two more of a series of Web casts and podcasts about security for web services and grid computing.

The video and audio programs feature experts from IBM, Microsoft, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and other technology organizations presenting security topics related to XML, web services, service-oriented architectures (SOA) and grid computing.

In "Federated Identities: Overlooked Threats," Thor Larholm explains federated identities, their benefits and risks. He also describes solutions such as stateful firewalls (program duration: 9:03). Thor is a Senior Security Researcher at PivX Solutions, who is well-known for uncovering 32 security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

In the second webcast ("Security Taxonomy of Web Services"), Kevin Dick discusses security taxonomy of distributed systems and web services (length: 14:31). He explains security for point-to-point services, multi-hop services, service components and complex services. Kevin Dick is CEO of Network Resonance, a security company he co-founded with Eric Rescorla. Network Resonance recently patented a technology for auditing network communications over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connections.

Other programs in the series include Gene Thurston of Amber Point Software explaining SAML, XACML and WS-Security and Ashraf Memon of the San Diego Supercomputer Center discussing GSI-Authentication for grid services. Also featured is Mark Colan of IBM explaining Big Blue's approach to federated identity and security for web services and service-oriented architectures. In a two-part feature, Rebecca Dias of Microsoft explains advanced web services and security in a .NET environment. Another program features Blake Dournaee, Senior Security Architect at Sarvega, explaining XML security gateways.

WebServicesSummit.com offers audio and video programs for online and offline audiences, with content for playback on mobile devices and computers using modems or high-speed Internet connections. Media players such as RealPlayer, QuickTime Player and Windows Media Player permit online browsing of the videos. Offline viewing is available with PDAs and mobile devices, including Palm Zire and Pocket PC. The podcast audio programs are available for online or offline listening. Online playback is available using media players such as QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, WinAmp and other MP3 players. Listeners can also download the programs to an iPod, Palm handheld device, smartphone or other MP3 player.

Internet links:
To access Thor Larholm's presentation, browse to http://www.WebServicesSummit.com/TLarholm.htm.
To view Kevin Dick's Web cast or listen to the podcast, browse to http://www.WebServicesSummit.com/People/KDick.htm.


RSS feed (security podcasts):
http://www.WebServicesSummit.com/Channels/SecurityPodcasts.xml

Media RSS feed (all XML, Web Services, SOA and XQuery Web casts):
http://www.WebServicesSummit.com/Channels/WebServicesSummitAudioVideo.xml

About North Summit Media:
North Summit Media publishes technology portals that focus on databases and SQL, service-oriented architecture, web services, and grid computing. GridSummit.com, SQLSummit.com and WebServicesSummit.com offer articles, white papers and streaming audio and video programs. North Summit Media is a subsidiary of Ken North Computing, LLC.

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