We have to manage the identities of our employees at multiple SaaS providers. We can't say that this employee has terminated and automatically shut him off from all the systems he has access to.Wakeman has hit the nail on the head. SaaS will only complicate security, audit and compliance if it doesn't effectively address identity management. As he points out, supporting federated identity management would go a long way to addressing those issues...
N.B. The online article, for whatever reason, totally omits the question that lead to this quote: "Is security an issue?". This is the second question in the print edition that appears on page 21 of the January 1, 2009 "Forecast 2009" issue of ComputerWorld.
identity management, federation, SaaS