Scott Morrison Will Discuss API Management and Security, and Francois Lascelles Will Present on Authentication and Identity Federation for Web APIs and RESTful Web Services
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for SOA Governance, API Management and Cloud Integration today announced that Scott Morrison, chief technology officer and chief architect, and Francois Lascelles, director of solutions engineering, will be delivering presentations at the RSA(R) Conference USA 2012 on Friday, March 2 in San Francisco. Morrison will present on enterprise-scale API management and best practices for implementing a secure API strategy. Lascelles will discuss the various authentication and identity federation mechanisms for Web APIs and RESTful web services. Additionally, Layer 7 will host an API security for mobile and cloud best practices workshop on Monday, February 27 at The W Hotel in San Francisco.
Who: Caleb Sima, EIR, Andreessen Horowitz Ken Owens, VP, security and virtualization technologies, Savvis Scott Morrison, chief technology officer and chief architect at Layer 7 Technologies What: API Security for Mobile & Cloud - A Best Practices Workshop for Enterprises When: Monday, February 27 from 1 - 5 p.m. PT Where: The W Hotel, San Francisco
Layer 7’s API security for mobile and cloud best practices workshop will take place directly following the CSA Summit at the RSA Conference. At the workshop attendees will gain insight into API security and management best practices for mobile and cloud. Sessions include a discussion on open APIs, APIs in the cloud and their security implications as well as a how-to guide for securely managing your APIs.
The complete workshop schedule and registration details can be found at: http://www.layer7tech.com/event-registration/api-security-for-mobile-and-cloud
RSA Conference registration or CSA Summit registration is not required to attend the Layer 7 workshop.
RSA Presentation Details:
Who: Scott Morrison, chief technology officer and chief architect at Layer 7 Technologies What: “Hacking’s Gilded Age: How APIs Will Increase Risk and Foment IT Chaos” When: Friday, March 2 at 10:10 a.m. PT Where: Room 302, Moscone Center, San Francisco
Morrison will highlight API security requirements and how they differ from conventional web sites–a point developers with a web-centric background often fail to recognize. Attendees will learn the differences between the security model for the conventional web and the new demands of APIs, how to identify bad practices that are being carried over by developers from the web world into API development, and how to avoid making common mistakes. The audience will have a clear understanding about how to implement a safe and secure API strategy for your company.
Who: Francois Lascelles, director of solutions engineering at Layer 7 Technologies What: “Enterprise Access Control Patterns for REST and Web API” When: Friday, March 2 at 10:10 a.m. PT Where: Room 304, Moscone Center, San Francisco
Lascelles will discuss the various authentication and identity federation mechanisms applicable to Web APIs and RESTful web services, including SAML, OAuth, OpenID, API keys, HMAC, custom tokens and cookies. Attendees will learn how each fits together, how the enterprise can leverage such technologies for enabling trust management and access control.
About Layer 7 Technologies
Layer 7 Technologies helps enterprises secure and govern interactions between their organizations and the services they use in the cloud; across the internet; and out to mobile devices. Through its award-winning line of SOA Gateways, Cloud Brokers and API Proxies, Layer 7 gives enterprises the ability to control identity, data security, SLA and visibility requirements for sharing application data and functionality across organizational boundaries. In 2011, Layer 7 was named the 71st fastest-growing private or public technology company in North America on the Deloitte Fast 500 list. With more than 150 customers spanning six continents, Layer 7 supports the most demanding commercial and government organizations. Layer 7 solutions are FIPS compliant, STIG vulnerability tested and have met Common Criteria EAL4+ security assurance. For more information, please visit www.layer7tech.com , email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter at @layer7.
SOURCE: Layer 7 Technologies