Gil

About Gil Kirkpatrick

Gil has more than 30 years of experience in commercial software product development and management, including Chief Architect at Quest Software (now Dell) and Netpro, where he established the successful TEC Conference. He has been named Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional for Directory Services each consecutive year since 2005.

Passwords Must Die!

2019-06-12T13:04:28-07:00

Identity is a core component of cybersecurity, and as such I tend to pay attention to security breaches and the various exploits that underlie them. The picture is not pretty. Just considering the top 20 breaches in 2018, we see that roughly 2.9 billion accounts were compromised, yielding a mix of personal data, passwords, [...]

Passwords Must Die!2019-06-12T13:04:28-07:00

Hybrid Identity Conference – All Tech and No Marketing. Be There!

2019-06-12T13:04:11-07:00

A lot of you will remember (fondly I hope) the Directory Experts Conference (DEC) we ran when I was at NetPro. DEC was a technology education and networking event focused on Microsoft identity technologies like Active Directory, ADFS, MIIS/FIM/MIM, and AD RMS, and it developed an enthusiastic following in the Microsoft identity sphere. DEC [...]

Hybrid Identity Conference – All Tech and No Marketing. Be There!2019-06-12T13:04:11-07:00

13 Things To Look For in a Cloud Identity Store

2019-06-12T14:03:18-07:00

The first, and arguably most important component of your cloud identity system is the identity and attribute store. It forms the heart of any identity system, whether it be a cloud-based or on-premises application. So what should you look for in a cloud identity store? Here are 13 questions we think you should be asking: [...]

13 Things To Look For in a Cloud Identity Store2019-06-12T14:03:18-07:00

Getting Clarity on the Definition of “Cloud Computing”

2019-06-12T14:04:17-07:00

The term “cloud computing” has been around for quite a while, at least as far back as 2006 when Amazon started promoting their “elastic compute cloud”, or what is now know as EC2. [...]

Getting Clarity on the Definition of “Cloud Computing”2019-06-12T14:04:17-07:00

Why You Shouldn’t Put All Your Eggs in One Cloud Identity Basket

2019-06-12T12:46:06-07:00

I had the privilege of providing the keynote session at the inaugural Hybrid Cloud Identity Protection Conference (http://www.hipconf.com) in New York City last week, and it was gratifying to confer, converse, and otherwise hob-nob with my fellow hybrid cloud identity wizards. [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Put All Your Eggs in One Cloud Identity Basket2019-06-12T12:46:06-07:00

7 Reasons Why Cloud Identity is Different

2019-06-11T16:32:52-07:00

Here are 7 reasons why cloud identity is different: Accessibility, Scalability and performance, Efficiency, API support [...]

7 Reasons Why Cloud Identity is Different2019-06-11T16:32:52-07:00

Three Approaches to Cloud Identity Management

2019-06-12T14:05:01-07:00

Writing Your Own Cloud Identity System, Using a Cloud-based Identity Service, Using Packaged Identity Software. [...]

Three Approaches to Cloud Identity Management2019-06-12T14:05:01-07:00
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