Security Architecture: Federation Services
Being in control of Identity and Access Management (IAM) is really important for the banking industry. Using Cloud Services adds federation to the legacy IAM picture. The talk of Dr. Jürgen Diehl, Principal Infrastructure Engineer at Commerzbank AG, uses an intuitive example to explain how federation works in general. The second part is then outlining Commerzbank’s view from an architectural perspective.
Question: What are the big challenges in your role at the moment?
Dr. Jürgen Diehl: Finding the right balance between supporting customer projects in an agile manner and still fulfill all security controls that ensure secure operations of services.
Question: What are the next big technology developments you’re expecting?
Dr. Jürgen Diehl: I believe there is still much to come from Big Data and Machine Learning.
Question: Why is it important to you that the industry comes together in events like these?
Dr. Jürgen Diehl: Jointly industries might be able to influence how cloud providers shape the IAM processes for their offerings. This is especially important if you are not that fond of that all your staff is bringing their own identity or all identities just reside in the cloud in near future.