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Innovation Insight for Bring Your Own Identity

Published: 22 May 2017

ID: G00325227

Analyst(s): David Mahdi , Jonathan Care


Trusted digital identity is critical for enabling digital trust. To take advantage of digital business opportunities, security and risk management leaders must leverage various trusted digital identity models, including BYOI, to satisfy consumer needs, enabling simple, convenient and secure access.

Table Of Contents


  • The Explosion of Noninteroperable Digital Identities Will Not Scale With the Needs of Digital Business
  • Definition
  • Description
    • Types of Digital IDs
    • Digital Identity Networks and Decentralized/Blockchain-Based Identity
  • Benefits and Uses
  • Risks
    • Go Ahead, Frustrate Your Users: Consequences of Ignoring BYOI
    • Risks When Using BYOI
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers
    • Providers of Consumer IAM Technology That Can Enable BYOI
    • Digital Identity Networks
    • Blockchain-Based Digital Identity

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