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May 7 th to 9 th , 2001 Crystal City, Virginia Strategies and Architecture for E-Transformation Summary Conclusions & Lessons Learned John Weiler, Executive Director [email protected] www.ICHnet.org www.SecurE-Biz.net 703-768-0400 Three Tracks; Management Strategies for E-Transformation

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May 7th to 9th, 2001

Crystal City, Virginia

Strategies and Architecture for E-Transformation

Summary Conclusions &

Lessons Learned

John Weiler, Executive Director

[email protected]

www.ICHnet.org www.SecurE-Biz.net

703-768-0400


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  • Three Tracks;

  • Management Strategies for E-Transformation

  • Architectures for Secure Internet Infrastructure

  • Technologies and Secure E-Solutions

Secure E-Business

Executive Summit

May 7-9, 2001

Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA


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2001 SecurE-Biz Exec. Summit

  • The Interoperability Clearinghouse annual meeting

  • Co-hosted by;

    • OSD DCIO, Federal CIO Council, Treasury CIO, NIMA, NIAP and VA

  • Supported by;

    • AOL/iPlanet, AT&T, Center for Internet Security, CCIA, CIO Magazine, Eruces, IONA, KPMG Consulting, Lockheed Martin, Logicon, OBJECTive Technology Group, Oracle, OMG, PostNewsweek, RSA Security, TIBCO, and Unisys.

  • Presentations from world’s top IT leaders and ICH members


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SecurE-Biz Stats

  • 67 Speakers from government, industry and standards community

  • 574 Sr. IT executives (35% govt) representing

    • every major agency,

    • top 50 integrators,

    • global 100 companies

      Abbie Lundberg, CIO Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, states; “I was very impressed with the caliber of people you drew to your event, and the quality of the content they provided.”

      Ed Black, President of the Computers and Communications Industry Association states "The ICH Secure E-Biz summit was a major catalyst for bringing together shared interests in the development of open and securable internet infrastructure."


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What we learned

The Challenge: Mapping business needs to proven and interoperable e-solutions (secure internet infrastructure)

Internet explosion brings much promise….

  • Common infrastructure for COTS plug and play

  • Improved modularity and faster time to market (17% reduction in failure)

  • Increased opportunity to achieve interoperability goals

    ...and creates new challenges….

  • Technology churn undermines engineering process

  • Complexity undermines architectures and creates thrashing (25%)

  • Excessive hype (of some) creates widespread loss of trust

  • Rate of change requires new approaches for decision making


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What we learned

  • Security:

    • Must design in security requirements at the onset. Must balance information access with information assurance.

    • PKI is expensive and hard to implement at the application layer. Wireless make it impossible

    • NIAP confirms adherence to Common Criteria, but does not address interoperability or usability.

  • Architectures:

    • New engineering methods are being developed in commercial world to address new paradigm.

    • COTS and Open are not mutually exclusive

    • Standards out of sync with rate of change and COTS


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What we learned.

  • Early adopters of ICH method:

    • Time to market greatly increased for Litton/PRC, PTO, Discovery and Boeing

    • CCIA able to separate hype from reality

    • GM holds vendors accountable for their claims

    • Standards group find means of mapping theory of standards to reality of COTS market

    • Integrators are able to assure success

      Note: ICH is a non-profit COTS validation collaboratory that brings new methods, tools and in-context research to enterprise architects.


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Secure Internet InfrastructureKey Components

Internet Technologies

  • Development Tools, Application Servers,B2B, B2C,

    Information Infrastructure

  • Middleware:Web Servers, COM+, CORBA, EJB, Messaging, JINI, ….

  • Enterprise Directory: x500, LDAP, Active Directory, NDS…..

  • DBMS, XML/XMI,Portals, Data Warehousing, UDDI….

    Information Assurance

  • PKI/X509, PGP, VPN, Firewalls, Digital Signature, Intrusion Detection, Encryption…...

    Network Technologies

  • Switches, Routers, Wireless (802.11, Bluetooth), VOIP…..


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Survey Results

1. Is your organization actively developing a secure information infrastructure?

Yes 96%

No 4%

2. Are your architecture efforts for e-business and information assurance tightly coupled?

Yes 75%

No 25%

3. Are architecture efforts an important part of your IT planning process?

Yes 94%

No 6%

4. Do your architecture efforts apply methods that enable direct linkage of business requirements to COTS products?

Yes 78%

No 22%

5. Do you feel your current architecture and technology research efforts are appropriately tied to your pre-acquisition activities?

Yes 68%

No 32%


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Survey Results

6. Do you find it difficult to cope with market dynamics presented by the internet and e-business paradigms?

Yes 63%

No 37%

7. Do you feel that you are successfully keeping up with technology change rates?

Yes 51%

No 49%

8. Do you feel frustrated with the ration of marketing hype to accurate product information?

Yes 82%

No 18%


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Survey Results

9. Is your current technology research contractor conflicted or constrained by any of the following: YES = 56%. How so;

19%: Contractors of analysts have marketing or reseller agreements with the technology manufacturers that they recommend

24%: Analysts are also involved in the implementation

24%: Contractors or analysts are tied to or overly biased toward specific standards or technology markets

13%: Contractors or analysts' research is partially funded by vendors

17%: Contractor or analyst does not use a formalized research and validation method

18%: Contractor or analyst seems to be falling behind current technology churn rates and/or market hype


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Consensus on DevelopingSecure Internet Infrastructure

  • Change engineering process to accommodate shift from application development to component integration

  • Model Business needs in simple terms (XML)

  • Map business models to available standards and technologies, and publish

  • Validates vendor assertions past on past performance

  • Collaborate with industry partners in a high trust environment.

  • Engage trusted agents who are non-conflicted, and capable of sharing industry best practices


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