Stay One Step Ahead: Recapping Retail Week Live

How can a retailer get, and remain, one step ahead when it comes to retail technology? This was the key question I and other retail technology experts discussed during our panel session at Retail Week Live in London. On the panel were Julian Burnett, the former CIO of House of Fraser; Jonathan Wall, CDO at Misguided; and Mike Francis, the Head of Digital Transformation for Shop Direct. Henry Wallop, an author and journalist for The Daily Telegraph who specializes in consumer affairs, served as chair for what was a quite far-ranging discussion.

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ForgeRock Technology Partner Program Forges On With VeriClouds

We launched the ForgeRock Trust Network Technology Partner Program in November 2017 with a clear goal in mind: to enable easier and more seamless integration of complementary technologies to the ForgeRock platform. With innovation at the heart of our work at ForgeRock, we knew we needed to make it simple and straightforward to evolve to meet our customers' needs, and we wanted to bring valuable new capabilities into the program.

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NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Mandates Multi-Factor Authentication

March 1st marked the moment at which financial services entities in New York must be in compliance with several sections of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulation, 23 NYCRR 500. The regulation, which seems to lean heavily on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, is in response to “the ever growing threat posed to information and financial systems by nation-states, terrorist organizations and independent criminal actor

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My Perception of Identity

It’s day 11 of working as an intern at ForgeRock and I’m already amazed (dumbfounded) at the power digital identity has in the world. It’s incredibly important for businesses and consumers, and is literally everywhere in the digital realm. So many of us, though, don’t realize how identity comes into play in our online experiences hundreds of times every day. The capabilities and functions of digital identity still make my head spin because it’s relevant for every industry, company, user, device, and even things that haven’t been invented yet.

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Survey Report: Consumer Trust, Consent and Knowledge in the Age of Digital Identity

We're excited to release the summary report - and a new infographic - from a recent survey we ran in the US and Europe on consumer attitudes toward digital privacy and commercial data handling policies. Conducted by ComRes Global, the survey polled 8,000 consumers on their understanding of how their personal data and financial information is collected and managed by online entities including social media and retail organizations including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon and others.

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Digital Finance World 2018 - GDPR, PSD2 and CIAM

We’re on our way to Frankfurt for KuppingerCole Digital Finance World 2018! It's an event that attracts many of the world’s brightest banking professionals and digital innovators, coming together to discuss the ongoing transformation of financial services. Thursday March 1st will be a particularly busy day for the ForgeRock team at the event. At noon I’m speaking on the “Impact of GDPR on CIAM” panel alongside iWelcome and  Ddaas.

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Reinventing Retail: ForgeRock Sponsors eTail West 2018

We’re headed to Palm Springs for eTail West 2018 | The Retail eCommerce Conference, which runs from February 26 to March 1, to discuss the future of retail with some of the top retailers in the U.S. Come visit us at Booth #417 to chat about the the role of identity in the retail revolution!

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Analytics as a Core Component to Modern Cybersecurity

This is the second follow-up to my blog post from December 11th, The CSO’s 4 Key Takeaways from Gartner IAM 2017. For this post I drill into my perspectives on why modern cybersecurity programs must have a strong analytics component. Of course, I need to start by drifting philosophical again to ground the discussion.

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Open Banking Will Change More Than Banking - A Guest Perspective

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to have David G.W Birch contributing to the blog on the state of play with Open Banking and PSD2. David is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money. He’s been named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information (Wired magazine), and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking (Financial Brand).

Guest Perspective: “Open Banking will Change More Than Banking”

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Top 10 Identity Management Capabilities for Media & Comms

Like other rapidly evolving digital businesses, communication and media firms need a modern approach to ensure flexibility, transparency, and scalability of their multi-channel offerings. Legacy identity systems cannot seamlessly connect users, devices, and cloud services; leading to a disjointed customer experience and limiting opportunities to capitalize on the rise of IoT. Not to mention, the mobile user.

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Upcoming Events:

Identity Tech Talk - Deploying a Robust Identity Platform to Azure

London, England

This month we will have a presentation from Efthymios Kartsonakis, who is a Senior Consultant within Amido’s engineering team, specializing in technical architecture and delivery of Cloud and Identity & Access Management services. During the session, Efthy will describe the journey to deploy the latest ForgeRock Iden

Public Sector Innovation Show

Canberra, Australia

Featuring 50+ speakers with both international and local case studies, this business-critical conference will show you the practicalities of how to lead and maintain a culture of innovation within your organisation.