In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG's Mark Bowker discusses the Internet of Identities, i.e., people accessing different applications from different devices and locations, resulting in different identities across the browser, across different device types, and different operating systems.
I wanted to share a quick concept with everybody that we call Internet of Identities, and this comes into place where the perimeter is expanding, meaning people are accessing a variety of different applications from a variety of devices, from a variety of locations. So, what this presents is, ultimately, different identities across the browser, across different device types, and even different operating systems.
So, this Internet of Identities is a challenge for IT because they're trying to bring in that single user, meaning, how does Mark Bowker log on to a single system, get single sign-on, potentially with multi-factor authentication, and then be able to access the applications and data securely across devices?
So, right now, organizations are really trying to figure out, how can I take that common identity platform and be able to provide context to Mark Bowker, in this example, along with policy that then I can allow myself to access across these different networks and applications?
So, we're going to look closer at Internet of Identities, and even look at how consumer identity, maybe through the likes of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook potentially, are working into the overall identity strategy inside of organizations. We've got some upcoming research, specifically on identity and access management, that will address this, that we'll be sharing soon. So, stay tuned, and thank you.