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Innovation Insight for Bring Your Own Identity

Published: 23 December 2019

ID: G00451159

Analyst(s): David Mahdi, Felix Gaehtgens, Jonathan Care


Organizations must focus on customer centricity and thus need to establish trust in consumer identities in ways that are simple and convenient yet secure. Security and risk management leaders should evaluate BYOI as one way of meeting this need.

Table Of Contents


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

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