Marlena Erdos has been an innovator in security and distributed computing systems for over twenty years. She is known for her ability to marry business and IT concerns in her solutions, and for her ability to explain complex issues to a variety of audiences. She can code too!

She is a seminal contributor to the SAML and Shibboleth federation standards, and the co-author of the Java Security Reference model. She's also the lead architect for CAR (Consent-informed Attribute Release), a privacy-enhancing system being implemented and deployed at Duke University. Marlena's work on CAR (and on other projects) encompasses architectural, design, analysis and policy issues. She's loves sinking into a complex problem and coming up with ways to simplify life for end users, administrators, and developers.

You can read more about Marlena's work on some exemplar projects in Case Studies .

Marlena is happy to talk to you about your identity and access management issues to see whether she can help you get to a better and smoother place. The initial consultation (of 15 to 30 minutes) is at no cost.