Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are no longer adequate. From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes.

Pseudorandom Thoughts on Privacy, Security and Trust

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Commoditization of software: people can go out and buy computers very easily, software too. A system is only as secure as its weakest point. Feynman also got involved in safe-cracking - he would try to find patterns in the security. From a security implementor's point of view - stupid defenses only keep out stupid attackers. Planning for security in the design stage is rarely done. You have to think of how the users will circumvent security you put into place.

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Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . Ten years ago startups required serious capital, upwards of $1 million, to buy the computers needed to develop and prototype their new ideas. e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.

Sunrise: The technologies that will change our lives

Ross Dawson

Yesterday morning I appeared on the Sunrise national breakfast program together with science broadcaster Dr Karl Kruszelnicki , being interviewed about the big ideas and new technologies that will change our lives. Facial recognition – advances in recognition mean that both in online worlds and a real world filled with security cameras we will be recognized wherever we go.

Putting It All Together. Privacy, Security, Cybercrime and Safety

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I forwarded it to the security team saying 'login in and fix what is wrong'. Lawsuits - a lot of data information, collected from preferred customer cards - there was a lawsuit from someone who slipped on water and fell, so the supermarket chain that he sued checked his record and saw that he was buying beer every week, so they came back and said he was probably drunk at the time. What you say online is not private, it is not secure, it is what you put on the billboard on I-15.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is my understanding from my daughter’s ITS officer that SP is the ITS’s dream, especially if security is a factor. The inherent linearity and security of SP may have specific value in the context you noted.

The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

Never change a winning team is combined with nosing around for bigger and better business opportunities, and growing along with the changing world around them. Business or Pleasure? -

TIBCO's Silver Fabric - a golden lining

Martijn Linssen

Runtime variables are set per Enabler, and inherited by the Component(s); typically these are paths, URLs, ports, etc After you've edited a Component, its status will change. Hostnames, IP's, URL's, even security certificates are made entirely transparent.

The Canadian Government and Cryptocurrency

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

link] "The country that changes their laws the fastest, that changes their regulations the fastest, that helps, for example, accommodate block chain and cryptocurrency technologies the fastest, will have major socio economic benefits" (That's basically all he says about crypto in this short talk).

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The rules have changed. Tossing around on a sea of turbulent change, companies that can’t respond to new situations rapidly are sunk. These “strategic inflection points,” as Andy Grove calls these transitional moments, arrive when conditions change and existing businesses do not adapt. The coming of the network age is as big a change as any of us are likely to see. Revolutionary change calls for revolutionary action. Seismic change cannot be delegated.

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the economy and society move toward a world where interactions are primarily governed by digital data and transactions, our existing methods of managing identity and data security are proving inadequate.

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The UX of Money: Why is saving so hard?

Adaptive Path

We’d understand that financial security will ultimately satisfy us more than a $5 mocha on a chilly day. But humans are curious creatures — as a growing number of books are bringing to popular attention, from our own Subject to Change to Dan Ariely’s bestseller, Predictably Irrational — and we tend to make “irrational&# decisions again and again. Tags: Experience Design Interaction Design Finance Behavior Change

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. Not surprisingly, change comes slowly to such a complex ecosystem. The Internet changed all that.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But that changed quickly over the next few years. You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy from an online catalog with nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument?

Mark Oehlert

Recently a fairly rare thing occurred and Tom Crawford an I disagreed about something - and it wasnt whos turn it was to buy the round - it was about my post on the Kindle.

Stockholm syndrome in strategy

Dave Snowden

Today I was developing a new one day course on the role of narrative in new theories of change; including, but not limited to, nudge not yank approaches to change. This is part of the reality of organisations so we have to start there and attempt to change it.

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing could well be The Next Big Thing - one of those massive changes that the IT industry goes through from time to time that really shake things up, - like the advent of personal computers in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990s. .

Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was positioned as a relatively easy, secure way to pay for purchases in physical stores as well as online using a variety of supported Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watch. It’s not concerns over security or ease-of-use.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy a book or CD.

Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. There are multiple reasons, such as job security, that could support this. Instead, the view should be to recognize what core values facilitate the most effective outcomes for the organization, and then follow some well-tested rules about change : sell the vision. Cultures are developed and do change.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. reveals some powerful emerging currents with strong potential to change the way factories work.”. Don’t buy the hype.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Blockchain is one of the technologies in this year’s list, selected by the WEF panel of global experts because of its emerging potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work. . But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy.

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What’s the Core Priority of Corporate Managers?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With few exceptions, shareholders are entitled to act entirely in their own interest within the bounds of the securities laws. Given the fast pace of technology and market changes, companies may need to reinvent themselves every five years or so.

Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis

Dan Pontefract

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server system, for example, is second to none when it comes to security and systems management. There was no evidence of collaboration (or change in strategy) once the Apple iPhone arrived on the scene. After all, he did just buy a newspaper.

Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then around 550 million years ago, a dramatic change took place in life on Earth, - the Cambrian Explosion. But this all started to change about 20-25 years ago.

a convenience truth

Harold Jarche

Probably one the greatest barriers to positive change is convenience. We are even thinking of buying a car since our car share program shut down this Winter. For example, we know that automobiles contribute significantly to pollution, obesity, and greenhouse gases.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not surprisingly, things are now changing in our information-rich digital economy. Simply put, there is a growing mismatch between the old frameworks and practices that many companies use and the structures and capabilities required to be successful in a rapidly changing environment.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But that changed quickly over the next few years. You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy from an online catalog with nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection. I really liked how Johnson explained the fundamental problem with the Internet that blockchain is helping us address: identity and security.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The Chinese Wikileaker.

Steve Denning

So change is inevitable. I'm less sanguine about the adaptability of institutions, and institutional leaders, or their ability to change through "intelligence." " What's missing from many management books--including ours--is a sense of how change actually occurs.

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What's the Future of Jobs?

John Hagel

First, it maintains a disciplinary focus to education at a time when our disciplinary boundaries are becoming prisons that prevent us from fully understanding the rapidly changing world around us. What better time to reflect on the future of work and jobs than Labor Day? I’ve written about this extensively with my latest foray on a recent blog post. Is STEM our future? Today, I want to be a contrarian.

Patience is virtue of necessity

Dave Snowden

I was joined by there by another speaker who had changed his passport but had a full visa. There was a toilet (not the best but beggars can’t be choosers) but no refreshments to buy, no water and only those hard plastic chairs.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several days ago, a financial industry client told me that framing a right question to express a game-changing idea is extremely challenging: first, selecting a question from multiple candidates; second, breaking it down to many sub-questions; and, third, answering even one of them reliably.

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The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead, we should expect fundamental changes in how firms and markets organize the flow of goods and services in our economy.”. His remarks focused on three key drivers of change: cheap transportation, cheap communications and cheap automation.

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How to Survive Air Travel - For Real

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you can''t find a sign, find an information desk or security and ask. If they say they can''t do it, it''s because they can''t do it; asking a second time won''t change that. In security. Also, you can now buy portable power supplies, to recharge your devices en route.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy a book or CD. The companies with the highest returns on their technology investments did more than just buy technology; they invested in organizational capital to become digital organizations.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

The Respect Network is an early example of this move, providing a secure network to share private data. Then they can crunch it and I’ll buy it back. With the internet of everything (IoE), once everything is connected, where will our data reside? Who will own it and who will control it?

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2013_05_24 link pile

Doc Searls

Tornadoes and Climate Change: Huge Stakes, Huge Unknowns , by Dr. Jeff Masters in the Wunderblog. Also by Dan: Personal Cloud Security and Defining Personal Cloud: An Analyst’s Perspective. WQXR to buy WDFH in Ossining. Media. Tell Hollywood Thou Shalt Not Put A Stumbling Block Before the Treaty For The Blind , by Harold Feld. Points to the We the People Petition. Why is the Media Hyping Cord-Cutting? Elements of a viral launch page , by Simon Schmid on Smashing.

A (so far) suckless printer at a good price

Doc Searls

However… In case you buy this thing, I also want to share the caveats I put in my reviews at the two sites: It comes with no manual and cryptic pictorial multi-lingual instructions. So the unit can know, for example, the wi-fi access point security code.

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A Power of Pull Milestone

John Hagel

To compound the challenge, we highlighted the magnitude of the change that would be required to move from a world of push to a world of pull.   This was not just a surface change; it went to the essence of what it meant to be a corporation and would ultimately change all aspects of running a business – strategy, operations and organization, not to mention technology platforms and belief systems. From Big Bang to Pragmatic Pathway in change management.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. The WEF has taken the broad-scope view , having chosen The Fourth Industrial Revolution as the central theme of its January, 2016 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another,” wrote Dr. Schwab in his 2017 book.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

“A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. For example, some tokens, depending on their features, may be subject to US federal or state securities laws.