May 2017

Trust, but Verify: The Missing Link in IAM

By | Date posted: May 18, 2017
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Identity and Access Management (IAM) is well-entrenched in enterprise and government infrastructures.

However, in our API-driven world, merely establishing a “trusted user” – e.g., a device or a person – and granting them access to information provides an incomplete security profile. Lacking the ability to inspect the bidirectional flow of data traversing our modern computing architectures, IAM technologies cannot answer the two most critical questions about trusted users:

What information are they bringing into the network?

What information are they removing from the network?

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FCW: Why the CDM program needs an overhaul

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In this article, Jason Macy – CTO of Forum Systems, highlights the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program and how the initiative aims to streamline processes and simplify risk management.

 Applying best practices is indeed a laudable approach, but if you are practicing for the wrong game, what’s the point? Best practices need a strategy, and CDM needs to be augmented to focus on existing industry technologies such as API security gateways and others that are already solving cybersecurity problems.

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Forum Systems to Share API Security Insights at KuppingerCole’s European Identity & Cloud Conference

By | Date posted: May 2, 2017
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CTO Jason Macy to Lead Workshop on Achieving Compliance with PSD2, Open Banking Standards, and GDPR

BOSTON, May 2, 2017 – Forum Systems Inc. today announced that CTO Jason Macy will explore API security best practices and establishing compliance with emerging API-based industry standards at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017 (EIC).

Now in its 11th year, the KuppingerCole event will take place May 9-12 at the Dolce Ballhaus Forum Unterschleissheim in Munich, Germany and cover topics related to identity and access management (IAM), governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) and cloud security. At EIC 2017, Forum Systems will also showcase its award-winning Forum Sentry API Security Gateway in Booth #W8.
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