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.
Securboration, Inc. has joined the Knowledge Management Laboratory (KML) Center as an Associate Member. The KML Center is a nonprofit, hands-on lab that woks closely with Scott Air Force Base and USTRANSCOM to provide research, implementation, and evaluation of advanced Information Technology (IT). The Lab facilitates collaborations between IT organizations (commercial, government, and academic) and USTRANSCOM on distributed and intelligent information-management technologies. As an associate member, Securboration holds a seat on the KML Advisory Board and is actively participating in the research projects at the KML. This provides an opportunity for Securboration to focus research on meeting USTRANSCOM’s knowledge management challenges, and to transition this research into operational use at USTRANSCOM. As an example, Securboration plans on using the KML as a test and integration environment for the recently awarded OGEP SBIR Phase II enhancement . The KML will host certified SOA stacks that can be used to demonstrate new information systems technologies in an environment that closely matches USTRANSCOM certification and production environments. OGEP’s use of the KML will position the developed technology for rapid transition from a research program to a production capability at USTRASCOM.
More information on the KML can be found at http://www.cadrc.calpoly.edu/kml/.