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Anil John
Making Digital Services Secure and Trustworthy
Making Digital Services Secure and Trustworthy
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My 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

First and foremost, Thank You! Thank you for your continued readership. For this blog post, I ran the analytics to discover which posts you found interesting in 2014. Here are the top ten, in the order they were written.

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Since I first left public service last year and then returned, I have been regularly asked about my perspective on the state of the U.S. Government's public facing shared service infrastructure for identity services. For a long time, I have lacked the words given my past investments of time, energy and emotion in those efforts.

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The R&D community and the startup eco-system appear to have shared goals around solving problems via innovative approaches. This has resulted in many R&D organizations establishing outposts in cities with thriving startup cultures to tap into that energy. What are some of the connection points that exist between the world of R&D and the world of Startups?

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In deciding what research areas to focus on and invest in, it is critical to combat confirmation bias which leads us to collect skewed, self-serving information. Consulting domain experts is often the most employed practice in combating this bias. That, however, comes with its own challenges and is an incomplete approach at best.

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In the business of research and development, the valley of death is the place where potentially great science and technology goes to die on the way to the marketplace. I’ve been thinking a lot about how one goes about building a bridge across this valley. Here are some readings I found to be of value and some of my thoughts on this topic.

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I went from conflating activity and productivity to understanding that time is a finite resource best spent on the disciplined pursuit of the wildly important. It is simple, but not easy. I'll tell you the habits that are working for me and provide pointers to resources I found helpful on this journey so you don't have to waste your time.


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This week on newRECENTLY.NET: Identity and Security at Google I/O 2015, IRS hack and more ...

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This week on newRECENTLY.NET - Certification programs for identity services; Do they add value or confusion? 

Read more below...

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This week on newRECENTLY.NET

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This week in newRECENTLY.NET: Federating data breaches

Commentary on the Verizon 2015 DBIR, Security of IoT and more. Read below...
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