SOA Security One-Day Training Session Offered by ZapThink

February 6, 2009

One-Day Workshop to Focus on Hands-on, Best Practices for SOA SecuritY.

Baltimore, MD (PRnine – February 5, 2009) – ZapThink announces the opening of registration for its one-day SOA Security Deep Dive event, taught by notable SOA Security expert Toufic Boubez. The SOA Security Deep Dive event will run on February 10, 2009 in Washington, DC and on April 10, 2009 in San Diego, CA. The event will feature Toufic Boubez as lecturer as well as additional contributions from ZapThink analysts.

“Companies want to know how to properly secure their SOA implementations,” said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner, ZapThink. “This one-day, practical event will give enterprise architecture practitioners, consulting firms, and vendors, the best practices, hands-on guidance and practical implementation knowledge they are seeking.”

Key topics addressed during the one-day event on February 10, 2009 in Washington, DC and on April 10, 2009 in San Diego, CA include:

  • Fundamentals of SOA Security
  • SOA Security Drivers and Fundamentals
  • The role of security in architecture:
  • Authentication, Authorization, Confidentiality, Integrity, Non-repudiation, Availability, Threats.
  • Core requirements for message based security
  • XML Dig-Sig, XML Encryption, C14N, etc
  • WS-Security Deep dive
  • Identity Management details
  • SAML deep dive
  • Managing trust
  • Policy Management
  • Policy and Governance
  • Managing the Policy Life Cycle:
  • WS-Policy deep dive
  • SOA Security Case Studies and Hands-On
  • Putting it all together: How WS-Security, WS-Policy, WS-Trust, SAML, etc, all work together
  • Future Directions for SOA Security
  • Identity and Policy Federation
  • Putting it together: demos and concrete examples, hands-on
  • In this one-day course, attendees will get hands-on experience and expertise in how to implement the latest SOA Security best practices and methods. Learn about SOA authorization and identity management, the latest Web Services Security standards, XML threat prevention, SOA policy management, and aspects of runtime governance. Hear about notable SOA security case studies and get hands-on guidance in making SOA security work for attendees. And, if attendees are already a credentialed Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA), they can get an additional “SOA Security Endorsement” by attending and completing this course.

    For more information and to register for this event, visit Early bird discounts are available for a limited time. Seats are limited and ZapThink expects the event to sell out.

    About ZapThink, LLC
    Founded in October 2000, ZapThink, LLC ( is an Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) training, strategic advisory, and analysis firm. As a recognized authority and master SOA and EA, ZapThink provides its audience of IT practitioners, consultants, and technology vendors with training, practical advice, guidance, and mentorship to assist in leveraging emerging EA and SOA approaches to meet their business needs. ZapThink is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Its customers include Global 1000 firms and emerging businesses.


    Media Contact Information:
    Ronald Schmelzer
    ZapThink, LLC
    108 Woodlawn Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    +1 (781) 207-0203