Cyberforge Broadcast With Anil John



CyberForge is an online broadcast that delivers an opinionated viewpoint on using cybersecurity research and development to build and enhance products, services and businesses.


  • Cloudy with a small chance of privacy

    24/06/2015 Duração: 07min

    Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge Bruce Schneier In this 7-minute episode, I discuss: My impressions of the Cloud Identity Summit Why we are at an inflection point now in how the internet should be designed for the future GOV.UK Verify's positioning of LOA 1 credentials

  • Standards, Collaboration and Making an Impact

    19/06/2015 Duração: 22min

    "What I try to do is draw upon a history of working with ... different types of stakeholders ... to draw connections, especially when you have communities that have different priority sets ..." Joni Brennan I missed my regular broadcast schedule for this podcast last week since I was at the Cloud Identity Summit. So to make up for that, I wanted to bring you something a bit different by sharing a conversation I had with Joni Brennan, one of the movers and shakers in the global identity community. Joni is the Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative and a Technology Evangelist for Internet Identity and Trust. In this 20-minute episode, Joni and I discuss: The importance of standards and collaboration when it comes to identity and privacy Perceptions and priorities when it comes to identity and data protection between the US and Europe Where investment still needs to happen to move the identity and privacy ecosystem forward The role of the Kantara Initiative and the value it brings to digital ser

  • Painful interactions

    16/06/2015 Duração: 07min

    The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan In this 7-minute episode, I talk about: New Zealand Government's research on pain points to address with digital services Google's My Account feature - will anyone use it? OPM Data breach

  • Parenting the future of technology

    03/06/2015 Duração: 09min

    The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. Herbert Spencer In this 9-minute episode, I talk about: Project Abacus announcement at Google I/O 2015 Project Vault announcement at Google I/O 2015 IRS data breach

  • Personal data insecurity

    27/05/2015 Duração: 06min

    The problem with the nothing-to-hide argument is the underlying assumption that privacy is about hiding bad things Daniel J. Solove In this 6-minute episode, I talk about: Data collection and security and its impact on digital services Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance Potential credential service providers for high value digital services

  • Are there too many cooks in the certification kitchen?

    20/05/2015 Duração: 05min

    Too many cooks spoil the broth Jane Austen In this 5-minute episode, I talk about: The proliferation of certification programs Flaming hoops encountered by identity services seeking certification Possible consolidation options for some identity certification programs

  • Where identity will be

    15/05/2015 Duração: 08min

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been Wayne Gretzky In this 7-minute episode, I talk about: The Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) strategy Tools for OAUTH2 and OpenID Connect testing UX research from New Zealand

  • Awareness of privacy

    06/05/2015 Duração: 06min

    When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else David Brin In this 6-minute episode, I talk about: Privacy awareness week What hackers are looking for in health-care data Federation handler launch by

  • The map of trusted identity services

    29/04/2015 Duração: 06min

    Maps codify the miracle of existence Nicholas Cran In this 6-minute episode, I talk about: The authority of map makers and the OIXnet registry De-identification Google shutting down legacy OpenID 2.0 infrastructure

  • Federating data breaches

    21/04/2015 Duração: 09min

    Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive, knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive Sun Tzu In this 10-minute episode, I talk about: Implications to public sector digital services based on results of the Verizon 2015 data breach investigations report Value of health care history data GSA RFI on business models

  • All aboard for authentication

    14/04/2015 Duração: 09min

    If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old Peter F. Drucker In this 10-minute episode, I talk about: FIDO Alliance and its challenges Liability and identity federations Request for comments on NIST SP 800-63-2, Electronic Authentication Guideline

  • Digital is trending now

    07/04/2015 Duração: 05min

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Goethe In this 4-minute episode, I talk about: The importance of the trends that are driving 2015, the year of digital transformation Audit results of Truecrypt and vulnerabilities in JWT libraries Tax fraud advice from scammers

  • Walking the certification high wire

    29/03/2015 Duração: 04min

    Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it. Robert A. Heinlein In this 5-minute episode, I talk about: The competing perspectives of the acquirer (business owner) of services and the certification authority Identity services and the financial sector Privacy pilot funding opportunity from the NSTIC NPO

  • Techies with hammers

    23/03/2015 Duração: 04min

    The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion draws all things to support and agree with it. Francis Bacon In this 3-minute episode, I talk about: Why the US CTO is wrong about technical competency in government Solving the wrong problem when it comes to addressing government technical competency

  • Death, zombies and raging protocols

    16/03/2015 Duração: 04min

    Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas In this 3-minute episode, I talk about: Why SAML is still alive and well Interesting privacy related features of the latest version of the Shibboleth Identity Provider

  • Paying for disruption

    09/03/2015 Duração: 04min

    Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. Tim Walberg In this 3-minute episode, I talk about: Apple Pay and Fraud Why the issue is not about the token but something all too familiar

  • Masters of the universe or machiavellian idiots?

    01/03/2015 Duração: 04min

    The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald In this 3-minute episode, I talk about: The wildly diverging perception of the technical competency of government What is missing from the the social provider's marketing on data encryption The interesting decision made by the NZ Office of the Privacy Commissioner