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Darren Platt

Darren Platt

Darren is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Symplified. Before Symplified, he was one of Ping Identity’s first three employees, leading Ping’s technology strategy and its transition into enterprise software. At Ping, Darren was given product, development and team management responsibility for Ping’s conformance services and led the entire lifecycle of Ping’s SOA security product, PingTrust. Prior to joining Ping in 2002, Darren was Securant’s first vice president of engineering in 1996. There he managed the first three releases of ClearTrust through 2000, and grew the engineering team to 40 people under tight bootstrap budgets in the hyper- competitive dot-com hiring boom. Darren co-authored AuthXML and represented Securant on the standards bodies. With the sale of Securant, Darren managed the transition of ClearTrust into RSA’s product portfolio and continued to represent RSA on the standards bodies

What’s Your Cybersecurity Framework?

On February 12, the Obama Administration pressed forward with its executive order on cybersecurity. That day, the clock began ticking for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which has one year to develop a Cybersecurity Framework to “reduce cyber risk” to the nation’s critical infrastructure. What is critical infrastructure? Anything that if wiped Read More

Solving the Riddle of the Public IDP Model

In a recent article, journalists at The Economist attempted to answer the question, “Which firms will profit from proving your identity online?” They examined various statewide, national and overseas public-private partnerships that have been set up to link online and offline identities in order to prove people are who they say they are when they Read More

Google Webmaster Tools Breach

Earlier this week, Google confirmed that for several hours “a small set” of Webmaster Tools accounts were incorrectly re-verified for people who previously had access. This incident highlights the ‘identity silos’ companies often create as they leverage third party services.  Identity silos are built when redundant user information is stored in each of the sites Read More

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Single Sign-On (SSO) Buyers Guide

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Forrester Research – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management

Download a FREE copy of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM), Q3 2012.

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Forrester Research – “Build an Identity and Access Management Strategy”

Download a FREE copy of this recent Forrester Research report to use as a roadmap for delivering security, productivity and cost savings with IAM.

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