Absolute Identity Proofing Is Dead; Use Dynamic Identity Assessment Instead

Archived Published: 16 November 2015 ID: G00276534


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Organizations want absolute proof of identity but must learn to live with shades of uncertainty. Fraud, security and business managers should use a layered identity assessment approach that relies more on dynamic information and less on static, regulated PII data.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Absolute Identity Proofing Is Dead
  • Analysis
    • Achieving Absolute Certainty About an Identity's Legitimacy Is Impossible
    • Increase Reliance on Dynamic Information and Reduce Reliance on Static PII
      • Pricing; Static vs. Dynamic
    • Use a Four-Layered Identity Assessment Approach
      • Layer 1: Endpoint
      • Layer 2: Navigation
      • Layer 3: User Data
      • Layer 4: Linkages and Metadata
    • Favor Vendors That Combine Multiple Layers, Plentiful Identity Data and Intelligence
      • Gluing Identity Assessment Systems Together
    • Narrow Down Identity Assessment Transactions That Require Follow Up
    • Manage Exceptions by Considering Alternative Measures
      • Manually Slow the Transaction Down
      • Automatically Challenge the User
    • Conclusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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