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Federating a Distributed World: Asserting Next-Generation Identity Standards
November 3, 2005

In the last few years, federated identity management—the agreements, standards, and technologies that make identity and entitlements portable across autonomous domains—has become a topic of …

Making Business Sense of Information Security
March 21, 2006

A well-managed security program starts at the top and must provide strong governance, business risk management, auditing, and control processes. This Burton Group study proposes a security techn…

Identity Management in Higher Education: A Baseline Study
April 18, 2006

Abstract This ECAR research study illuminates findings from a survey of identity management practices in higher education. In addition to exploring the adoption of identity management techno…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 12, 2006

Abstract When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts to develop a secure IT infrastructure in higher education, uneven management awareness and a culture that e…

Institutional Data Management in Higher Education
December 1, 2009

Abstract This 2009 ECAR study of institutional data management examines the policies and practices by which higher education institutions effectively collect, protect, and use digital informat…

Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011 Report
June 1, 2011

Key Findings Higher education has made substantial progress in the last five years, but many institutions are still struggling to deliver the full benefits of IdM. Institutions that report the…

User Authentication Technologies Beyond the Password
July 20, 2015

User authentication is an essential element of modern IT systems, yet understanding options and balancing requirements remain complex. One-time passwords, smart cards, certificates, biometrics an…