Retail Video as Video Intelligence – T-Mobile on Intelligent Video from 3VR

Most retail stores today have a video security system. Go into anyone of the many stores you frequent today and take a look around at the ceilings, rafters or throughout the store. Most organizations do a good job of using those systems today to manage one aspect of their business: Security. We are seeing more and more of this footage show-up on nightly news footage as it is used to get the public involved in solving crimes or illustrating how they have contributed to solving crimes faster. Speed is critical to our world today and video intelligence systems are helping businesses and police organizations solve crime faster.

However, like most technology, organizations can use their investment to do so much more! 3VR is helping revolutionize the video security space by helping organizations analyze valuable business intelligence from their video security system. Watch this video to gain a small insight into how we are doing this for major retail organizations.

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Register Today: Free Oracle Security Online Forum Feb. 24

Oracle and Accenture are holding a new joint event focusing on security. The event will feature great line-up of speakers and sessions that will last from 9:00-1:00pm PT on Thursday, Feb. 24. The event will focus on Security topics that face the enterprise today. The event kicks-off with a keynote presentation detailing emerging security trends and where we think security is headed in the next decade. Please join us for 30 minutes or the entire day.

Key Speakers:

  • Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle’s Chief Security Officer, on industry-leading standards, technologies, and practices that ensure that Oracle products—and your entire system—remain as secure as possible.

  • Jeff Margolies, Partner, Accenture’s Security Practice—on key security trends and solutions to prepare for in 2011 and beyond.

  • Vipin Samar, Vice President of Oracle Database Security solutions—on new approaches to protecting data and database infrastructure against evolving threats.

  • Tom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect and Oracle Database Guru—on how you can safeguard your enterprise application data with Oracle’s Database Security solutions.

  • Nishant Kaushik, Chief Identity Strategist—on how organizations can look to Oracle Identity Management solutions to help them reduce fraud and streamline compliance.

Full List of Sessions: Look here for sessions tab for list

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Oracle At RSA Next Week – Hear Our Plans

Download a podcast of our planned activities here.

We are excited about RSA next week. We are excited because of the great gathering of geeks focused on security but also because of the especially strong line-up of speakers. Not only will there be a strong line-up of speakers, Janet Napolitano the US Department of Homeland Security, FBI Director Rober Mueller, and Howard Schmidt from US Cybersecurity are just a few. But we will also have a strong line-up of Oracle speakers:

On Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 8:30am:
Cloud Computing: A Brave New World for Security and Privacy (CLD-201)
Speaker: Michelle Dennedy , Vice President, Security and Privacy Solutions, Oracle

Thursday, February 17 at 8:30 AM
Databases Under Attack – Securing Heterogeneous Database Infrastructures (DAS-301)
Speaker: Vipin Samar ,Vice President, Oracle Database Security, Oracle

Friday, February 18 at 10:10 AM
Seven Steps to Protecting Databases (DAS-402)
Speaker: Steve Moyle , Chief Technology Officer, Oracle Database Firewall, Oracle

Scott Gaetjen, book co-author: Applied Oracle Security : Developing Secure Database and Middleware Environments will be signing books at the Oracle booth on the following days.

  • Tuesday, February 15, 12:00pm-1:00pm and 5:00-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm and 5:00-6:00p

Oracle will have a booth at the expo hall throughout the event so please come by and share, learn and participate with us at the event.

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Security Online Forum & RSA Conference

February is a great month! Not only did we get to see a great Super Bowl last weekend between Pittsburgh and Green Bay but we have the inaugural Oracle Security Online Forum (Feb. 24) and the RSA Conference at Moscone Center (Feb. 14-19). Yes, this means that Valentines Day will be celebrated in San Francisco – great reason to bring the wife along – but also that a large number of security geeks will be in the city as well.

We will have a booth at the RSA Conference and we have over 40 people involved in the show speaking, attending and participating. Please feel free to drop by and let us know what you are working on or to get questions answered. This is one of the best collection of security professionals in the industry so don’t miss the opportunity to participate.

Oracle_Security_Online_Forum, Feb. 24

The Oracle and Accenture Security Online Forum, Thursday Feb. 24, will be a virtual seminar with security leaders from Oracle and Accenture sharing insights on how to secure enterprise assets. Here are some of the great speakers from the event but for a complete list and to register go here.

  • Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle’s Chief Security Officer—on industry-leading standards, technologies, and practices that ensure that Oracle products—and your entire system—remain as secure as possible.
  • Jeff Margolies, Partner, Accenture’s Security Practice—on key security trends and solutions to prepare for in 2011 and beyond.
  • Vipin Samar, Vice President of Oracle Database Security solutions – on new approaches to protecting data and database infrastructure against evolving threats.
  • Tom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect and Oracle Database Guru—on how you can safeguard your enterprise application data with Oracle’s Database Security solutions.
  • Nishant Kaushik, Oracle’s Chief Identity Strategist on how organizations can look to Oracle Identity Management solutions to help them reduce fraud and streamline compliance.

I hope you will join us at one of the events this month to share, learn and participate.  There are exciting times facing security professionals and sharing and participating is how we all learn more about how to have a better and more successful business impact.

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Forrester and Oracle Team to Present Total Economic Impact of Oracle Identity Analytics

It’s still a tough economic environment and organizations we talk to are conscious of two things. How can they maximize limited resources? And, how can they maximize business impact? It is perfect timing that Andras Cser from Forrester Research and Neil Ghandi from Oracle will be presenting a free webinar on the Total Economic Impact of deploying Oracle Identity Analytics.

Her is one of the facts that emerged from the research. When teams are just sailing along implementing technology that looks good on paper it is imperative to have real customer case studies to confirm data. In this report, customer’s achieved a risk adjusted ROI of 60%.

You can hear how they derived this remarkable result in the free webinar tomorrow at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET.

You can register here

Andras Cser,
Sr. Analyst with Forrester Research

Neil Ghandi
Product Manager, Oracle Identity Anlytics

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OpenID 2.0 and OIF – More Detail

Thanks to everyone for attending the webinar yesterday. Mark did a great job talking about how to build a comprehensive extranet security strategy. Get access to the replay here. He also talked a little about the OpenID 2.0 inclusion in Oracle Identity Federation.

This next blog post is for the geeks in the audience (thats a good thing). With the new support for OpenID 2.0 in OIF I wanted to share some of the documents that are available for you to configure your deployments and start using this great new feature. So, if you like diagrams like the one below there is a technical whitepaper and two configuration documents for you listed below:

Here are the other assets:

  • Technical Whitepaper on OpenID 2.0 in OIF
  • Confiuration of OpenID IdP in OIF 11gR1 PS3
  • Configuration of OpenID RP in OIF 11gR1 PS3
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    OpenID 2.0 Supported by Oracle Identity Federation

    Mark Karlstrand will be giving a free webinar tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 19 at 10:00am PT or 1:00pm ET, on how to build a complete extranet security strategy.  Part of the discussion will be on how to connect to the cloud securely.  This is perfect timing because the Oracle Identity Federation product team just released a feature patch that allows them to now support OpenID 2.0.   You can register here for the webinar tomorrow.  Below is a brief description of why this is important to companies that want to offer this service to their users.

    OIF supports both Relaying Party and OpenID Provider in accordance to recent OpenID 2.0 specification. It enables organizations to start accepting OpenID from leading providers such as Yahoo and Google or to become OpenID provider in a matter of hours. With OIF users can leverage their corporate identity at OpenID-enabled blogging sites and socials networks, such as Facebook.

    OIF supports OpenID 2.0

    Custom Actions

    OIF Custom Actions enable site-specific operations to be executes during federated authentication flows. It gives organizations additional flexibility to implement authentication process that meets their specific security and business needs.

    Both Identity Providers and ServiceProviders can benefit by Custom Actions to streamline integrations and reduce application deployment time.

    For example, Custom Actions can be used by Identity Providers to dynamically generate additional user attributes, which are not stored in directory or database. The generated attributes can be then added to an attribute statement and sent to a Service Provider. Service Providers can leverage Custom Actions to manipulate identity data received from the Identity Providers and prepare it for consumption by applications or homegrown security tools.

    Developing Custom Actions does not require extensive knowledge of federation protocols; they are simple J2EE modules. Once developed, a single Custom Action can be leveraged to customize authentication flows over any protocol supported by OIF.

    Hope you will join us tomorrow to discuss this great new feature in OIF.

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