The Rise of Single Sign-on - John Vanderwall, Carol Woodbury & Pat Botz

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Why are more organizations interested in single sign on (SSO)? Is it because IT teams are tired ofmanaging passwords? Or perhaps it’s because they’re frustrated with employees reusing passwords that have been previously been compromised, leaving their organizations vulnerable. Regardless of the reason, the use of single sign on is on the rise. During this session, Pat Botz, Carol Woodbury, and John Vanderwall from HelpSystems will describe SSO as well as the technologies IBM i provides for implementing SSO. Finally, they will answer your pressing SSO questions.

Carol Woodbury

Vice President of Global Security Services at HelpSystems

Carol Woodbury is Vice President of Global Security Services at HelpSystems.  Prior to joining HelpSystems, Carol was the co-founder and Vice President of SkyView Partners, a firm that specialized in security services and software for IBM i, AIX and Linux. Carol is an award-winning, world-renowned speaker in the area of security and compliance and is the former Chief Engineering Manager for Security at IBM for the iSeries system. Carol has over 25 years’ experience in the area of security and has authored several books, her most recent being– IBM i Security Administration and Compliance - and has written hundreds of articles in the area of security and compliance. Carol holds CISSP, CRISC and PCIP security certifications.

Patrick Botz

Senior Security Services Consultant, HelpSystems

Patrick Botz is an internationally known information security expert whose expertise includes security strategy, security policy enforcement, password management and single sign on (SSO), industry and government compliance, and biometrics.

Patrick is a former Lead Security Architect at IBM, where he founded the IBM Lab Services security consulting team. From there, Pat went on to develop his own security consulting firm, Botz and Associates. Patrick has attained intimate knowledge of system security capabilities and pitfalls on a broad range of platforms, with special emphasis on IBM i (formerly AS/400), AIX, Unix, and Linux operating systems. He also architected the single sign on solution for OS/400 and i5/OS.

Early in his tenure at IBM, Patrick led the AIX work station tools team for CAD/CAM systems in Rochester, MN. Previous to IBM, he worked for Control Data Corporation with responsibility for CDC's Basic compiler, and for ETA Systems, Inc., a wholly owned supercomputer manufacturing subsidiary of CDC, where he was team leader for the distributed, Unix-based electronic computer-aided design (ECAD) tools.

Pat is also a published author and a worldwide speaker on various platform-specific and general security topics.

John Vanderwall

Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Security Services, HelpSystems

John spent two and a half years as an original founder of the software division of an AS/400 security software firm and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Before to that, John Vanderwall was founder and President of ClearView Marketing Services, LLC. ClearView specialized in contract sales representation for software firms and technology marketing consulting.

During his tenure, ClearView completed contracts with IIR Publishing (Midrange Computing), Microsoft, IMAS and Wall Data. Prior to ClearView, John spent eight years with WRQ as Product Manager and Market Development Manager for WRQ's IBM product line, and spearheaded WRQ's move into the IBM emulation market, authoring a business plan for creating a division focused on PC to IBM host connectivity. Today, the IBM products remain a key component of WRQ's product offerings.

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