Securboration Demonstrates Cloud Security at U.S. Transportation Command
December 7, 2010: Securboration working alongside Microsoft, Dell, IBM, Cal Poly CADRC and CDM Technologies presented a demonstration at the Knowledge Management Laboratory (KML) to members of United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) staff using Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 . This demonstration was a part of the KML’s efforts to perform analysis and recommendation related to current and emerging security architecture models for cloud computing. Focus of the exhibit was the use of Claims-Based Security to establish a Security Token Service (STS) able to sustain access-control for a SOA-based Cloud computing environment. Highlights of the presentation included the decoupling aspect of the authentication logic from the applications, thus allowing the applications residing in the cloud to be portable while also being secure by sharing the same STS. This separation of authentication enables the use of any authentication mechanism. The demonstration successfully staged the power of Claims-Based Security by including cross-domain access, claims transformation (upgrading/downgrading access) and emergency escalation of access while being transparent to web applications in the cloud.