I recently had the chance to do a podcast with my friend and colleague Tommy Cathey, ForgeRock RVP of Public Sector. Tommy and I have worked together for years, and I am thrilled that he is bringing his deep public sector knowledge to ForgeRock (and this podcast). In this podcast with Statescoop, we discussed how the State of Utah and other government agencies are cutting operating costs while improving citizen services & security through a consolidated IAM project.
This Utah case study is such a compelling story because it is all about serving citizens better. However, the State of Utah managed to do that while also reducing costs, something that just doesn’t happen that often. In the podcast, we also talk about non-government examples of Identity consolidation, which drives home the fact that this opportunity isn’t specific to Utah, or even state governments for that matter. When any organization starts to collapse identity silos, they reduce their attack surface, lower administrative burden, and improve the end-user experience… It is a win-win.
Another critical point is that the State of Utah chose an open platform in ForgeRock. That gives them near-infinite extensibility. Whether it is our APIs, support for the latest identity standards or access to over 75 Trust Network partners, by choosing ForgeRock, Utah has ensured that their platform will meet the needs of their agencies and citizens now and in the future.
Check out this podcast and tech brief to hear the benefits of a modern IAM platform, where to start implementing this solution and top tips for CIOs who are embarking on this journey.
How do you choose the digital identity platform that is right for your government agency or public sector organization? Check out this workbook.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Forgerock Blog authored by Ben Goodmann. Read the original post at: https://www.forgerock.com/blog/modernize-iam-government-real-world-example