August 29, 2023
Covid forced federal organizations to move to the cloud. Federal leaders discovered a confusing world of multi-clouds, public cloud, private cloud, and even hybrid cloud. We have even seen federal systems using cloud tools to manage premises applications and data.
There is one constant variable: an organization must be able to identify users. Years before Covid, this was a small, isolated field of knowledge. However, the complex nature of the cloud has forced system administrators to gain an understanding of the identity ecosystem.
One crucial aspect of that ecosystem is identity management. Companies have had to adapt to the demands that include scalability, user experience improvement, and rapidly changing security compliance requirements.
This is an interview with Tommy Cathey from ForgeRock. He has deep knowledge of the whole identity management lifecycle and carefully explains to listeners the many aspects of identity. He gives a clear and cogent explanation of governance, access management, identity proofing, and even point access management.
One way to gain a better grasp of this field is to read the recent called ForgeRock Identity Breach Report. Combine this with the detailed federal section of the ForgeRock website, you will get a handle on complex terms like decentralized identity and federated identity.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 87 How Cloud Native can Benefit Federal Systems
John Gilroy appeared on National Public Radio in Washington DC for 25 years. He has written 523 technology columns for The Washington Post. Currently, John is an award-winning lecturer at Georgetown University. Forgot to mention — he has recorded over 1,000 interviews.