Layer 7 Technologies, the leader in Gateways for service-oriented integration, cloud connectivity and Web-to-mobile information sharing, today announced that François Lascelles, director of solutions engineering at Layer 7, will be speaking at the 2011 RSA Europe conference on 13 October at the Hilton London Metropole.

Mr. Lascelles’ session, “Enterprise Access Control Patterns for REST and Web API,” will offer attendees a better understanding of the various authentication and identity federation mechanisms applicable to Web APIs and RESTful Web services.

Exposing service-oriented connectivity points using Web APIs, REST creates new security challenges for the enterprise. Mr. Lascelles’ presentation will make sense of SAML, OAuth, OpenID, API keys, HMAC, custom tokens, cookies and more, and will explain how these protocols fit together and how the enterprise can leverage such technologies for enabling trust management and access control.