Today’s guest is Jeremy Rissi, Vice President Commercial and Public Sector, MobileIron. We will focus on identity management and federal cybersecurity.
What precipitated the interview was the recent update of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). Believe it or not, it is fifteen years old. In Internet time, it was written by Benjamin Franklin.
Essentially it admits that systems have been breached and the only way to protect data is to use an approach with strong identity credential and access management. It has been said that it extends HSPD-12 to the digital world.
Jeremy Rissi outlines why MobileIron has an offering that can help agencies reach this noble assignment. When it comes to Identity Credential Access Management (ICAM) he suggests that everyone already has a phone, why not use its unique characteristics for identification.
The argument goes that a system can be in place that can validate the device, establish user context, check app authorization, verify the network, and then detect & remediate threats. It is Jeremy’s contention that a phone -based system can eliminate passwords and give flexibility for changes in endpoint management in the future.
The wide-ranging discussion also includes some insight on using open standards like FIDO, OIDC (Open ID Connect) , and SAML as potential building blocks for handling identities.'What matters is who is doing the work, is she doing appropriate work, is she acting the way we expect her to act, can we reduce the friction around the things she is supposed to do? ' Jeremy Rissi, VP Commercial and Public Sector … Click To Tweet