Women in identity management: 4 newcomers to watch

Identity management veterans Diana Volere, Diane Joyce, Eve Maler and Susan Morrow introduce you to new entrants in the field.

Digital Identity – just the phrase leaves you thinking this must be important; after all, our identity is about who we are and what we do. Digital identity is a big technology space too. It encompasses a variety of sectors including verification-as-a-service, consumer identity and access management (CIAM), cloud (SaaS) identity, transaction authentication, and the newest entrant – self-sovereign identity. The financial value of the identity space is massive. Identity verification-as-a-service alone has been predicted by McKinsey to be worth $20 billion by 2022.

The workforce required to design, build and deliver the various identity services must be talented, forward-thinking and aware of human behavior. To achieve this, business technology teams need a diverse set of individuals across multiple disciplines.

Digital identity is being increasingly recognized as a key part of information security, as it builds a good foundation for web authentication, access control, identity verification, battling social engineering and more. And, like security, the identity industry needs good, diverse recruits.

One organization, Women in Identity, is working to promote and support women in the space. They also look to open up opportunities for women wanting to enter the world of digital identity in all of its forms.

Here, 4 veteran women in identity management ask some newcomers to the field about their current roles, how they got into the field, and what they foresee for the future of identity.

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