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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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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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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Retailers are Lagging Badly at Omnichannel Commerce

As we’ve previously explored, the future of retail will involve advanced online services and secure digital identity tools. But in the here-and-now, many retailers are struggling to bridge physical and digital commerce. At least, that’s the conclusion that comes courtesy of the Mobile Retail Report - Omnichannel Edition from Newstore.

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Thoughts on the Strava Heat Map and How to Secure the IoT

The topic du jour in the privacy and security space this week has been the recent news that a heat map published by the fitness tracking app provider Strava disclosed the location of secret military bases around the world. This Wired piece has all the unpleasant details. Having spent a stretch of my career working in the military cybersecurity community, I have a strong sense of how a disclosure of this nature will be concerning to many national security officials.

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Zero Trust – The Importance of an Identity-centered Security Program

This is the first follow-up to my blog post from December 11th, The CSO’s 4 Key Takeaways from Gartner IAM 2017. In this post I drill into my perspectives on why an effective security program must be identity-centered. Let’s start with a little bit of background on my perspectives about security so readers have a sense of where I’m coming from. One key thing that underpins my thinking is a belief that the zero trust model is the only real valid way to approach security for a modern enterprise.

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Upcoming Events:

THINK Digital Identity for Government

London, England

It’s been suggested the UK’s global leadership in emerging identity ecosystems is being challenged by a gap between new EU regulations around the permissible use of data and an alternative so called “Wild West” ethos of Silicon Valley.