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State of Identity is the leading podcast for the identity industry. Each week host Cameron D’Ambrosi brings together the greatest minds in identity for an open discussion on the present and future technologies, companies, people and paradigms that define who we are in the modern world, and how the w…

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    • Sep 22, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 32m AVG DURATION
    • 406 EPISODES

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    The Puzzle of KYC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 27:17


    What impact does eID have on the KYC space? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Liudas Kanapienis, Co-Founder & CEO at Ondato. This duo discusses the impact of eIDs on the broader KYC space and where the industry is headed. Find out what lessons the rest of the world can learn from Baltic nations, deployment of eID.

    The Three Pillars of Cybersecurity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 36:24


    On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi sits down with serial entrepreneur, Mickey Boodaei, CEO and Co-Founder of Transmit Security. This duo discusses the challenges of finding an internal stakeholder champion to "own" identity across business units, why the UX battleground isn't just about your competitors, it's about any consumer experience across industry verticals, and the importance of shifting enterprise perspective on identity to encompass the entirety of the "digital identity lifecycle.”

    The Power of Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 30:27


    How are organizations building technology that can help prevent fraud and automate KYC and compliance?  State of Identity host, Cameron D'Ambrosi and Gbenga Odegbami, CEO and CoFounder of Youverify take on the hot topic of closing the gaps between businesses and consumer identities.

    Open Banking

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 33:48


    Why are banks adopting open banking solutions even when regulation isn't requiring it? Join this week's State of Identity podcast with host Cameron D'Ambrosi and Bose Chan, Head of Strategic Partnerships at MX to discuss what “open banking” is to banks, how it differs from end users or non-banking entities, and what to consider when it comes to building open banking capabilities. 

    Catching the M&A Wave

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 21:11


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we tackle recent deals and trends in digital identity that are shaking up the industry. Topics covered include: Thoma Bravo takes identity and access management platform Ping Identity private for $2.8B. BalkanID, an AI-powered privileged access management platform raises a $2.36M seed round extension. Truework, a fintech company that provides income and employment verification, raises $50M in Series C funding. Microsoft Entra Verified ID goes live, enabling direct integration of DIDs with Azure Active Directory.

    It's Not About the Password

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 35:47


    Do you think traditional multi-factor authentication (MFA) is enough? On this State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi discusses key binding in biometrics with Daltrey Founder and CEO, Blair Crawford. This duo expands on passwordless authentication, liveness detection, and why it's not about the passwords, but about your identity.    

    Digital ID & the Metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 26:55


    How will digital ID verification play a vital role in Metaverse success? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi sits down with Aaron Painter, CEO at Nametag to discuss implementing ID verification in various emerging technologies like the blockchain and the metaverse. 

    Your Digital Footprint

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 29:00


    How do you define frictionless identity verification? On this week's State of Identity podcast, we are joined by Footprints founders, Eli Wachs, CEO, and Alex Grinman, CTO for a discussion on leveraging AWS nitro enclaves to provide a secure computing environment with best-in-class encryption and access control.

    Rise of the Bot Attacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 22:19


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we dive into notable deals that are shaking up the summer and take a look at what July's stock rally implies for market performance this fall. This month's agenda features: HUMAN, a global leader in safeguarding against bot attacks and fraud has merged with PerimeterX. On the surface, these companies pose competitive threats to one another; however, the use of UEBA to support bot detection, account abuse detection, and fraud prevention, make for an attractive merger We watched the NASDAQ and S&P make a rebound in July. Is this a bear market rally? Hear our predictions moving into the fall for digital identity deal activity and deal count

    Inclusivity, Ethics, & Identity Protection

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 23:01


    Javier Mira, President, and CEO at FacePhi joins this State of Identity podcast to talk about the coming decentralization of the biometrics industry. How to drive inclusion and fairness with the use of biometrics. The role that liveness detection has to play in biometrics deployments moving forward, as well as the expansion outside of core regulated industries for biometrics.

    Adopting, Adapting, and Advancing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 24:21


    What does the future hold for biometric identity verification platforms? Tune into this week's State of Identity podcast to hear host Cameron D'Ambrosi and Julen Remesar, Head of Sales at Alice Biometrics discuss the pathway forward for a field that continues to evolve in the face of shifting regulations, platform demands, and new technologies.

    Verified Digital Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 28:13


    What if verified identity was digitized? Join this week's State of Identity podcast with host Cameron D'Ambrosi and Tomer Kagan, CEO and Co-Founder of Merit to tackle bringing liquidity to verified identity through full access, transparency, and utility for individuals. They dive into creating an ecosystem of truth and trust. Tune in, to find out how. 

    Holding Your Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 25:33


    Do you want to own and control your identity? Join this week's State of Identity podcast with host Cameron D'Ambrosi as he welcomes SimpleID CEO, Peter Kirby to discuss reusable digital identity, the blockchain, web3, and what it means to have an identity network on the blockchain.

    The Global Identity Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 40:29


    This week's State of Identity podcast welcomes Sarah Clark, Senior Vice President, Digital Identity at Mastercard & Carlos Collodoro, CEO at IDPBR. We discuss their joint venture to bring Mastercard's digital identity network to the Brazilian market and unpack the unique circumstances of the digital identity market in Brazil.

    Fed Hikes and Its Impact on Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 24:37


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we dive into notable news, deals, and impacts on the digital identity community. This month's agenda features: Google, Microsoft, and Apple have committed to developing passwordless authentication options. LastPass joins the FIDO Alliance in the latest push for a passwordless revolution  The Federal Reserve approved the largest interest rate increase since 1994, signaling it will continue lifting rates through 2022. What does this mean for entrepreneurs and investors, and what impact does this have on the digital identity community? Middesk, a platform designed to automate business verification and underwriting decisions, raised $57MM in a Series B round co-led by Insight Partners and Canapi Ventures. What's the implication for identity-as-a-service APIs? Incognia took in $15.5MM to expand mobile anti-fraud solutions in a Series A, led by Point72 Ventures. What's the roadmap for global growth, for a company with 200 million users across 20 countries? 

    Build to Verify

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:24


    On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi and Russ Cohn, General Manager, International at OCR Labs dive into the growing digital identity space. They discuss why digital identity is breaking out of some of these pigeonholes around risk and compliance that have been held for so many years, and how OCR Labs is differentiating itself among a crowded field of competitors in the ITV and Doc space.

    Connecting Trust, Identity, & Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 29:38


    Where is the intersection of trust and identity? On this week's State of Identity podcast host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Steve Ritter, CTO at Mitek & Christopher Briggs Head of Product at Mitek to discuss their recent acquisition of HooYu, and what this means for the identity market, businesses, and consumers alike.

    A New Era of Financial Innovation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 28:19


    Open finance and APIs are driving a new era of financial innovation that will fuel new use cases and business models for financial institutions and fintechs. David Whitcomb, Vice President of Product at MX and Crystal Anderson, Vice President of Product Management at MX define “Open Finance,” how it's part of the Open Banking movement, and will explain how financial institutions can benefit from open finance and drive innovation vs. leaving it to the latest fintech app.

    Deep Learning Framework

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 32:48


    How do state-sponsored cyber-attacks impact the techniques of the common cyber-criminal? On this week's State of Identity Podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi welcomes Chuck Everette, Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy at Deep Instinct to discuss today's evolving cyber threat landscape and why current defenses are light years behind.    

    Running of the Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 29:01


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we examine what a bear market indicates for high growth sectors like identity. This month's agenda features: Wall Street is on the cusp of a bear market. What does this mean for identity solutions and what are the market indicators to watch? Advice to startup founders and investors in the identity market with money at stake This month's movers and shakers: LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires BehavioSec, to bolster their predictive behavioral biometrics, continuous authentication, and fraud prevention capabilities

    Your API Gateway

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 32:42


    How do we secure API's? On this week's State of Identity podcast host, Cameron D'Ambrosi sits down with Roey Eliyahu, Co-Founder & CEO at Salt Security to discuss the difference between authentication and authorization, particularly as it applies to APIs, API attacks, and the limits of applying identity-based controls to API security.

    Zero Trust & Decentralized Identity Technologies

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 29:42


    On this week's State of Identity, host Cameron D'Ambrosi welcomes Mike Vesey, CEO at IdRamp for an action-packed discussion surrounding zero-trust frameworks, identity orchestration, and interoperability. They explore low-code/no-code orchestration services, what to consider when making long-term complex identity decisions, and what the US is doing to protect Americans from sophisticated cyber threats after the White House issued Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity. 

    The Pathways of Data Integration

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:51


    Where is the biggest AI bottleneck and what is the next foundational shift in AI? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi welcomes Dr. Eric Daimler, CEO & Co-Founder of Conexus AI to dive into data integration and consolidation. They break down the limitations of AI and look at  regulatory headwinds around the development and deployment of AI technologies.   

    The Authentication Game

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:00


    Is “better digital identity already in your pocket"? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi asks Prove Co-founder and CEO Rodger Desai how the company is leveraging mobile signals and the largest and most accurate network of reusable identity credentials to help companies redefine business identity processes as revenue drivers instead of cost centers. We'll explore how reusable identity is changing the authentication game and how technology advancements such as 5G and the metaverse are spurring the need for mobile-powered tech that secures identity while also driving seamless experiences.

    Going Private

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 33:03


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we take a hard look at the latest market activity including companies (and people!) taking companies from public to private.  Twitter accepts Elon Musk's $44B offer to take the social media giant private. Musk has been very upfront about his mission to reduce bots by "authenticating all real humans." How will this reshape the social network for its 200MM users? Sailpoint, the enterprise identity security giant, is being taken private by Thoma Bravo for $6.9B LSEG is set to expand its global range of digital identity solutions through a recent acquisition of Global Data Consortium

    Trust but Verify

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 31:49


    How far will you go to protect your data in a world with an ever-increasing network perimeter? On this episode of State of Identity, host Cameron D'Ambrosi connects with Peter Padd, Co-Founder & CEO at Fortifyedge. Peter shares how he's built Zero Trust authentication software that provides IoT device OEM's with password-free authentication utilizing Tiny Machine Learning at the edge. 

    My Voice is my Password

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 28:42


    How can biometrics help improve accessibility to critical services? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Chief Fraud Prevention Officer for security and biometrics at Nuance, Simon Marchand. Tune in for their discussion about the cutting edge of biometric voice recognition technology, and its potential to transform identity verification and the user experience across channels.

    The Tech Workforce

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 33:48


    Join host Cameron D'Ambrosi as he sits down with Founder, CEO and CTO of Reputationaire, Andrew Hine. They explore the fundamental lack of mechanisms to establish trust globally, across use cases from housing to hiring, and how deterministic data sets can be leveraged to solve these challenges.  

    The Ethical Use of Data & Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 33:54


    How do you make sense of fragmented data in an ever evolving regulatory and competitive landscape? This week host Cameron D'Ambrosi welcomes Kyle Hollaway, Vice President and Head of Global Identity at Acxiom to the State of Identity podcast to discuss the shift to first party data and what that looks like for identity resolution.

    ID Verification Threats On the Horizon

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 40:09


    Identity verification beyond a regulatory mandate? Cognito's CEO Alain Meier joins the State of Identity host Cameron D'Ambrosi to dive into why industries beyond financial services are now in the market for identity verification. They also unpack the impact of synthetic identity fraud across verticals, and how platforms find the balance when building their onboarding processes.

    Nothing but Net Gains

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 32:54


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we put the latest deals head-to-head and determine the players coming out on top. Who are the latest teams to make our bracket? Key Takeaways: *Mitek, a platform innovator and enabler that exists to transform the building industry with better building solutions is acquiring the UK-based KYC firm, Hooyu for GBP 98MM *Avast set to acquire SecureKey, an identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications *Google's plan to acquire Mandiant for $5.4B in an all-cash deal

    Identity Wallets & eIDAS 2.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 26:27


    What role will public vs. private institutions play in the rollout of eIDAS 2.0 wallets? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Marcel Wendt, CTO & Founder of Digidentity. The duo discusses the looming impact of eIDAS 2.0 on digital identity globally, how to keep data secure when verifying the identity of individuals and businesses online, and the European Union's clear vision for where digital identity is headed.

    The Shape of your Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 48:17


    How are personal data and digital identity reshaping society? On this week's State of Identity Podcast host, Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Michael Becker, CEO of Identity Praxis, to discuss the evolution of the identity industry, the latest trends to follow (or flee), and predictions for the future of both consumer and enterprise digital identity.

    Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 39:48


    Do you trust technology and government to protect your data? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host, Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Gareth Narinesingh, Head of Digital Identity at HooYu to discuss the bridge between payments and identity wallets, the UK's next big push in adopting shared identity standards, and the foundation of decentralized identity verification across Web3 applications and the metaverse.

    The Evolving Fraud Landscape

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 36:04


    How much control do you want of your data? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi speaks with Adam Gunther, SVP, Global Identity, and Fraud at Equifax. Tune in for their discussion covering digital identity as a service and how end platforms give control back to the consumer without sacrificing the user experience or generating excess risk.    

    The Rise of First Party Data

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 22:25


    How many cookies do you have tucked away? This week, host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Mano Pillai, Chief Product Officer at LiveIntent to discuss alternatives to using third-party cookies as served as a persistent identifier. They explore the potential for email address-based identifiers to meet platform demands for customized consumer experiences without the negative side effects and regulatory risk of persistent cookie tracking.  

    Zero Knowledge Attestations

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 28:03


    What's your favorite pizza topping? Knowledge based authentication is not really knowledge, and not really authentication. In this week's State of Identity, host, Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Alex Shockley, President & Co-Founder of Journey, to discuss identity as the cornerstone of a better contact center. In this episode, you'll learn how a zero knowledge identity network can solve for security, privacy, and customer experience simultaneously.

    What's Looming in Passwordless

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 42:08


    How close are we to being fully passwordless? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host, Cameron D'Ambrosi, asks Co-founder and CEO of Stytch, Reed McGinely-Stempel, how people will verify and authenticate their identities without having a password. We explore alternative access points and what businesses will need to watch out for when initiating the shift to a more frictionless and secure future.

    What's Identity have to GAIN?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 44:48


    What does it take to not just build, but scale, a trust framework for interoperable digital identity? On this week's State of Identity podcast host, Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Daniel Goldscheider, Founder & CEO of yes.com, Don Thibeau, Executive Director at OpenID Foundation, Carl Hössner, CTO at BankID, and Anil Mahalaha, Head of Solutions at Akoya, to discuss the launch of the Global Assured Identity Network (GAIN). They discuss GAIN's core mission of leveraging bank KYC to validate online identities, with interoperability provided by the fundamental OpenID standard.

    The PKI Fallacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 48:41


    Are strong biometric liveness detection and face matching the key to protecting authentication processes against account takeover? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by FaceTec SVP of North American Operations Jay Meier at FaceTec to explore the above question, unwrap the PKI Fallacy, and explain why device authentication is not user authentication.    

    Beyond MFA: A Game of Cat and Mouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 34:27


    What do we really mean when we say to go "beyond" multi-factor authentication (MFA)? You can switch-up or even add authentication factors, and it's still a never-ending game of cat and mouse. Find out this and more on this week's State of Identity podcast. Host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Joe Burton, Chief Executive Officer at TeleSign, to discuss why 2FA is still relevant and sometimes presented as an easier option for some companies, and why MFA remains so critical to today's security landscape.

    Going Passwordless

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 25:34


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we break down the latest industry trends including: Movers & Shakers: API-first passwordless startup Stytch, raises $90MM at a $1B valuation and Merit snags $50MM Series B to expand digital credentials platform M&A Activity:Digital fraud prevention startup Sift acquires Keyless, a passwordless multi-factor authentication service provider and fintech firm Plaid has scooped up Cognito, identity verification and compliance company Musings of the Month:Twilio and Boku Mobile Identity share a common goal and come together to offer Secure Onboarding. What's next with identity verification and intelligence?

    Behind the Biometric

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 32:09


    We're still at the dawn of the applications of biometrics. What is the industry's role in leading consumer education? Join host Cameron D'Ambrosi and David Ray, COO & General Counsel at Rank One Computing as they discuss how biometrics have evolved from government applications to B2C use cases. You'll uncover how widespread mobile adoption has ushered biometrics across new industry verticals, unlocking the power of understanding who's on the other side of that device.

    The Compliance Required

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 28:02


    Are there effective means to catch fraudsters, money launderers, and terrorists? On this week's State of Identity podcast, host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined with Tony Petrov, Chief Legal Officer at Sumsub to discuss image-based automated KYC, countries liveness detection, anti-fraud instruments, watchlists, and screenings while building your AML procedures compliant with various data protection laws. Hear what biometric data provides to online service providers and the difference in regulation to start a fintech in Singapore, or in the UK, or in Austria.

    Who Do You Trust With Your Wallet?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:54


    Sweden's Freja eID is a pinnacle example of government-approved digital identity, all from the convenience of your mobile wallet. Join host Cameron D'Ambrosi as he kicks off 2022 with Kristofer von Beetzen, Chief Product Officer of Freja eID. They dive into the burning questions for eID including who should control identity, why and when you shouldn't host identity data yourself, the future of mobile wallets, and whether identity will rule the world.

    The Trust Paradox

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:41


    Digital Identity has the power to enable "trust" in a matter of seconds. It's changed the game — from trading assets and voting to obtaining access to everyday services. How do you create trust? On this week's State of Identity, host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Alexei Stanislawski, CEO at maat.ai to discuss the trust paradox. As government-issued documents become obsolete, we can expect to see a shift towards peer-to-peer networks building a new trust framework from the digital traits of our lives.

    What's in Your Data Ecosystem?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 29:16


    Organizations, node operators, and leaders are contributing to the emerging concept of decentralized identity, which puts identity back into the control of its people. On this week's State of Identity podcast host, Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Indicio's CEO, Heather Dahl, and CTO, Ken Ebert, to discuss identity wallets, verified credentials, the role of the Sovrin Foundation, and new momentum around interoperability across decentralized identity.

    Adopting eID in Europe and Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 30:53


    Digital identity is now recognized as a key building block in digitizing public administration; however, it requires interoperability with private sector use cases to drive value for its citizens. In this week's State of Identity podcast, we're joined by Sebastian Manhart, Advisor on Digital Identity for the German Federal Chancellery to discuss recent developments in eIDAS applications, the potential for self-sovereign identity in government, and the outlook for digital identity infrastructure in Germany, Europe, and beyond.    

    The Verification Standard: A Look at What's to Come

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 34:06


    The past 10 years have introduced and welcomed mobile wallets, digital assistants, and the adoption of digital identity verification. With the intricacies of our online lives, the notion of tying verification to a credential is slowly dissipating. In this week's State of Identity podcast, join host, Cameron D'Ambrosi, and Rick Song, Co-founder, and CEO of Persona. They break down Persona's recent $150MM raise, what the next 10 years pose for identity verification, and a few expected challenges we can anticipate along the way.

    Digital Identity for the Meta Verse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 64:49


    In this month's Investing in Identity series, we break down the latest industry trends including: Movers & Shakers: Socure's $450MM raise at a $4.5B valuation in identity verification, Permutive's $75MM raise in privacy-first infrastructure for advertising, Neuro-ID's $35MM for behavioral analytics, and more M&A Activity: McAfee's going private in a $14B deal and SecureAuth acquires Acceptto to fuel additional action in passwordless solutions Musings of the Month: The internet was built without an identity layer. Will the metaverse? Here are our predictions on how governments, eIDs, and self-sovereign identity will play a role in building verifiable credentials for virtual reality. 

    300: Rise of the True "Turnkey"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 33:38


    Imagine a world where you can replace keys, passwords, smartcards, and other physical tokens with the touch of your phone. It's not too far off. In this week's State of Identity, Liminal Managing Director, Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Chad Spensky, CEO of Allthenticate, Inc. as they discuss what once started as hacking access control systems for fun to designing digital choke points akin to the movie 300, and how it's fueled a mission to authenticate the "front door" of the future.

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