Archive for March, 2006

Episode #20
March 29, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Mary Ruddy, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Parity Communications and co-sponsor (with Paul Trevithick) of the Higgins project at the Eclipse Foundation.

Prior to joining Parity Communications, Mary was Vice President, Strategic Marketing at Parametric Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:PMTC). Before PTC, she was VP Strategic Alliances at OpenOrders, where she helped sell the company to IBM’s WebSphere Commerce Suite software group. Prior to OpenOrders, she was VP Advanced Products at Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA). Mary was a early employee at Pegasystems, which is a developer of rules-based process automation software. Mary started her career as a Member of the Technical Staff at the MITRE Corporation contributing to advanced command, control, communications and intelligence systems. Mary has a degree in Mathematics from Smith College and holds a MSM from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

In this interview we talk about Parity's role in the Higgins project. We also discuss Higgins project goals and how they align with the objective of creating a user centric identity metasystem.

Show Notes:

Higgins

– Higgins in the news

Parity Communications

Social Physics

Eclipse

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Episode #19
March 22, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Robin Wilton, Corporate Architect in Sun Microsystem’s CTO Team.

Robin’s post titled, “Is ‘user-centricity’ the answer to identity fraud?” was the impetus for my interview with him because it addressed some issues related to user-centric identity and various types of liability I’ve been thinking about with regard to identity providers (those entities in the user-centric “model” that will issue claims on behalf of the individuals who use their services).

In this interview Robin describes his job at Sun and we talk in some detail about the concept of user-centricity and how in many contexts intermediaries will necessarily play a role despite end-user control of their “digital identity.”

Show Notes:

Crystal Meth Addicts and ID fraud

Bruce Schneier

Willie Sutton

Mass Data Compromise

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Episode #18
March 15, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Ben Adida.

Ben is a PhD student in the Cryptography and Information Security Group at MIT. He studies cryptographic solutions to public policy problems, including secure elections, anti-phishing, online identity, and secure health records.

He has published research on a number of topics including:

Cryptography and Computer Security

  • Obfuscated Ciphertext Mixing, previously Public Mixing
    Ben Adida and Douglas Wikström
    preliminary version on eprint.
  • Lightweight Encryption for Email – [PDF] [Bibtex]
    Ben Adida, Susan Hohenberger, and Ronald L. Rivest
    Proceedings of Usenix’s Symposium on Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet (SRUTI 2005), July 2005.
  • Lightweight Signatures for Email – [PDF]
    Ben Adida, David Chau, Susan Hohenberger, and Ronald L. Rivest
    preliminary version in the DIMACS Workshop on Theft in E-Commerce, April 2005.
  • Ad-Hoc Group Signatures from Hijacked Keypairs – [PDF]
    Ben Adida, Susan Hohenberger, and Ronald L. Rivest
    preliminary version in the DIMACS Workshop on Theft in E-Commerce, April 2005.
  • Self-Describing Cryptography Through Certified Universal Code – [PDF] [PS]
    Master’s Thesis, MIT 1999

Technology Policy

  • Evaluation of Voting Systems – [PDF] [Bibtex]
    P.L. Vora, B. Adida, R. Bucholz, D. Chaum, D.L. Dill, D. Jefferson, D.W. Jones, W. Lattin, A.D. Rubin, M.I Shamos, and M.Yung
    in Communications of the ACM, November 2004.

SHOW NOTES:

Bruce Schneier

Creative Commons

Berkman Center for Law & Society (Harvard Law School)

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Episode #17
March 6, 2006

In this episode of The Story of Digital Identity Logo - Midsize I interview, Dick Hard Founder and CEO of Sxip Identity.

A pioneer in the Internet sector and open source software community, Dick has been active in software development for nearly two decades.

Prior to founding Sxip Identity, Dick founded ActiveState in 1997. Under his leadership as CEO, ActiveState became a leader in open source programming languages and anti-spam software and was acquired by UK-based software company, Sophos in 2003.

His first commercial software work started in 1986 at Consumers Software where he ported one of the first LAN email packages, the Network Courier, to Windows 1.03. He later joined Paradigm Development, which did software consulting for firms such as Aldus, Adobe and Microsoft. In 1993 Dick connected Paradigm to the Internet and later founded hip Communications, which became one of the larger web development and hosting companies in western Canada. While running hip, Dick led the port of Perl 5 to the Windows platform, which resulted in an interest in open source software. hip was sold to a NASDAQ company.

As a successful entrepreneur and technology expert, Dick is very involved in the technology community, speaking at numerous conferences and holding a board position with the Vancouver Enterprise Forum. He previously was on the board of the BCTIA and Ludicorp. He is a Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 award recipient. Dick has also demonstrated leadership in funding the Major Projects Fund for the BC Technology Social Venture Partners, a charitable foundation to support groups serving children, women at risk and people living in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.
Show Notes:

Sxip Identity, Inc.

ActiveState (Activestate.com via Wayback machine)

Salesforces.com

API (Definition at Wikipedia)

DIX @ IETF

Blame.ca

Identity20.com

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Episode #16
March 1, 2006

In this episode of Postage Size TM Kaliya Hamlin and I speak with Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics.

Marc is one of the most recognized people in the sphere of social networks and blogging. Over the years Marc has also traveled all over the world, consulting to global corporations (AOL, EMI, Sony, JVC, Fujitsu, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Kalieda Labs and many others) and delivered speeches and seminars about the multimedia industry and burgeoning world of micro-content publishing and social networking.

He is the founder and CEO of Broadband Mechanics, a digital lifestyle aggregator (DLAs) company. Broadband Mechanics builds new kinds of tool and environments which enable everyday people to create and maintain new kinds of online communities. Additionally, it allows people to integrate, aggregate and provide appropriate levels of customization to media, communication and personal publishing. Through his company he has consulted Tribe.net, a leading social network funded by Mayfield, Knight Ridder, and The Washington Post Company.

Marc co-founded MacroMind in 1984 and began developing for the newly launched Apple Macintosh. MacroMind became Macromedia in 1991. He was part of the team that created the first multimedia player, the first cross-platform authoring system and the world’s leading multimedia platform. Marc was considered one of the founders of multimedia and the strongest evangelist in the industry for nearly a decade.

Prior to MacroMind, he worked for Bally-Midway programming music for videogames. He programmed the first ever licensed music (“Peter Gunn” for Spyhunter) and killed more aliens and saved the planet earth more times than he would like to count. He started his career after college when he went to New York City to help his friends build a music studio called “Noise New York.” It was during this time that Marc gained valuable experience and expertise working with laserdiscs, laser light shows, NAPLIPS, pro audio and video equipment and a new technology called videodiscs.

(Note portions of the above were copied or modified from the original version which can be viewed here.)

Show Notes:
MacroMedia
FOAF
Identity Gang (Lexicon)
– Dick Hardt
Mix06′

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