Mary Ruddy is a Research Vice President on the GTP Identity and Access Management team. Her primary focus areas are single sign-on, identity protocols and federation, modern IAM architecture, API gateways, and customer IAM. Other topics she covers include mobile authorization, trust elevation (step-up, dynamic, continuous, risk-based and adaptive authentication), identity analytics, bring your own identity (BYOI), trust frameworks, government identity initiatives and identity standards. She is a founding member of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods Technical Committee and Chair of Identity Commons. Ms. Ruddy was also a founding member of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), which was formed in response to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).