GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Head of APAC and Japan at Ping Identity: In an increasingly digital and online world, consumers have come to expect relatively frictionless experiences when undertaking transactions.
GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Ping Identity: The business strategy dubbed ‘digital transformation’ has been part of the forward plans of many organisations for years. Their aim has been to take advantage of rapidly evolving technologies to improve efficiencies and drive growth.
COMPANY NEWS: Ping Identity Holding Corp, the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, today announced that it has acquired SecuredTouch, a leader in fraud and bot detection and mitigation.
PingOne for Individuals to improve personal control over privacy and streamline digital experiences for an increasingly digital and mobile world
COMPANY NEWS: Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, announced PingOne for Individuals at Indentiverse 2021. The new personal identity solution empowers businesses to give their customers full control over how they securely store and share verified personal data without unnecessary friction.
GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Head of APAC and Japan at Ping Identity: When information technology was first embraced by businesses, it tended to be in a very centralised form. Data centres held core applications and databases while users gained access through authorised devices and network links.
MEGA UPDATED: More than FIFTY top IT companies in Australia have provided IT industry commentary on Australia’s 2021 Federal Budget, focusing on the digital economy, cyber security, business and more.
Ping Identity and iC Consult say they are delivering flexible identity solutions to support employees, partners and customers.
Company News: Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, today announced innovations for the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform and new programs designed to secure digital businesses. New security solutions, resources for IT execs and practitioners, and deployment guides to expedite zero trust adoption are redefining the rules of IT security for today's internet-driven, cloud-first businesses. The combination of these offerings provides digital businesses a holistic approach to securing modern organisations and the pragmatic skills and blueprints needed to be competitive.
We asked a number of IT executives what the 'new normal' might look like as the impact of COVID-19 wanes.
GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Country Manager – ANZ and Japan, Ping Identity: The societal changes that occurred during the past 12 months are undeniable, but what’s less talked about are the significant implications for data privacy. First, the massive shift to remote work changed the way data is accessed and secured. And a sharp rise in online transactions means more personal data is being exchanged, stored, and processed than ever before. Further, the amounts of personal data being collected by large technology companies continues to climb, shaking user trust.
Here's what the IT industry executives had to say.
The new cloud service, dubbed PingOne Verify, promises its customers "a fast and secure way to verify identity while reducing fraud" for rapid account onboarding, authentication and fraud prevention.
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GUEST OPINION by Andrew Latham, Asia Pacific Technical Director, Ping Identity: As the number of mobile and web apps being used by businesses and consumers continues to grow, ensuring they remain as secure as possible is a constant challenge.
PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, today announced the launch of a Consumer Data Right (CDR) Integration Kit enabling Australian banks and fintech company data holders to rapidly align with CDR regulatory requirements while also simplifying data recipient functionality.
Under CDR rules, financial institutions must provide customers with greater access and control of their data. The aim is to make it easier for consumers to switch between products and services, and to encourage more innovation and competition amongst service providers
For tier one banks, CDR compliance had to be met by July 1 this year. Owing to the pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Tier two banks and smaller firms have been granted an extension until July 2021.
The Ping Identity CDR Integration Kit, core to the company’s sandbox DevOps-driven environment, contains a set of components and configuration items that when deployed can configure a target environment designed to align to the current CDR specification. It also provides compliance to the specific FAPI CDR profile and is packaged to integrate with bank APIs. In addition, it targets the need for Data Recipients and Data Holders to fast-track their time to market for CDR compliance and reduces the need for dedicated in-house resources to configure a CDR solution for both use cases, now and into the future, as the CDR specification is updated. Since January 2020, the CDR specification has been updated five times.
The CDR Integration Kit adds both “Data Out” functionality to enable data holders to comply as well as “Data In” that enables data holders to perform as data recipients and participate in the CDR ecosystem. Both functions can be implemented independently or together on the same platform.
The CDR Integration Kit is separated and delivered alongside the core Ping Identity platform release cycle allowing for the kit to be maintained, updated and released in alignment to the rapidly evolving schedule set down by the ACCC.
“CDR is both a challenge and an opportunity for most organisations,” says Mark Perry, APAC Chief Technology Officer, Ping Identity. “As well as allowing the required data sharing to take place, the real value and competitive advantage will come from being able to use the underlying infrastructure in other areas of the business. Opportunities could include improving the way consumer identity is managed and enabling new services in which secure data sharing is essential.
“The Ping Identity CDR Integration Kit now fast tracks customers achieving CDR conformance as per ACCC specifications. Indeed, CDR-conformant organisations must have a consent model that not only captures and enforces consent in line with current requirements but also meets requirements for concurrent consent. Our kit now enables financial service organisations to have the security measures in place to make CDR possible.”
The CDR Integration Kit includes the following configuration items: Installation and Configuration Guide, CDR Authentication Policies, One Time Password module (supporting both Twillio and PingID MFA), CDR Consent Repository Schema and ACCC Registry MTLS Requirements.
In addition, it includes several key components, including pre-configured Holder of Keys creation and validation, CDR Revocation Endpoint, Secure Storage and retrieval of Data Holder Refresh Tokens and Abstracted token management APIs for Data Recipients.
For more information visit: Ping Identity Consumer Data Rights: https://www.pingidentity.com/en/lp/australian-open-banking.html
We posed this question to a broad swathe of senior industry executives. Here's what they had to say.
GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Ping Identity Country Manager Australia, New Zealand and Japan: Since the early days of the information technology revolution, the task of ensuring effective digital security has relied on the humble password. Used to confirm an individual’s identity, they’ve acted as the keys to vital systems and data stores.
The IT industry in Australia is strong, and despite the economic downturn that COVID-19 has unleashed upon the world, IT is the glue that has kept a lot of businesses in business, defeating cybercriminals, keeping us connected and so much more, so what did local IT industry leaders say about Australia's 2020-21 Budget?
Cloud security firm Ping Identity has acquired San Francisco-based mobile digital identity management solutions company ShoCard.
Macquarie Telecom Group has called on the Australian Government to act on its new cyber security strategy immediately, saying that the strategy “crucially paves the way” for the creation of sovereign jobs and skills development in Australia “when it’s needed most”.
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