One of the great things about my work here at Ping is that I get to explore identity matters from many different perspectives. I’m fortunate enough to be at a company that champions identity by delivering identity solutions like MFA, access management and data governance that empower companies, governments and organizations to secure their employees, customers and citizens. But identity goes well beyond the technical bits, bytes and widgets. So I also feel fortunate, and humbled, to be a part of the Better Identity Coalition, a group that brings together leading companies to promote education and collaboration on protecting identities online. It has given me an opportunity to have a richer and much fuller notion and understanding of identity.
That’s why I’m super excited that the latest Hello User podcast features a discussion with Jeremy Grant, Coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition. Jeremy has been involved since the early days of government internet regulation working with former president Bill Clinton, Virginia senator Chuck Robb, the Obama administration, the Department of Defense, NIST, and various legislative work as a staffer. He now works for DC-based law firm Venable as well as being a consultant to clients in several sectors, where his focus is primarily in financial services, healthcare, IT and recently unemployment fraud due to billions of dollars lost during the pandemic.
In our sit-down, we dove into creating a centralized and holistic approach to protecting and regulating identity in the United States and the specifics of why digital identity and cybersecurity are national issues that the private sectors simply cannot tackle on their own. Here are some of the key takeaways.