Category Archives: identity

Identity Data in the World of GDPR

If you wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night with the letters GDPR floating just above your bed, then fear not, Customer Identity Access Management CIAM is your knight in shining armor. I don’t need to tell those of you working with personal data that the GDPR is nuanced and […]

Hacking The GDPR

Just uttering the words General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost enough to make grown adults faint. The GDPR is the updated and more stringent version of the European Union Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC which goes back to 1995. Things have changed a lot since the nineties. For one thing, the Internet in 1995 […]

Avoco to Speak at Digital Finance World 2017

Creating persistent identities, that are validated or uplifted to the right trust levels for commerce, is key to services like online banking. This is meet by building relationships that deliver ‘Identity with Assurance’ as well as offering Data and Services Brokers, and Personal Data Management. This is all done under user consent, to supply information […]

The Expanding Universe of Customer Identity Access Management

Avoco has been working in the field of identity management for about 8 years now. Our history, however, was much more in the area of information security. We originated in the encryption/rights management space, seeing identity originally as a means to an end – access control.   We moved over to full-time Identity Access Management […]

The Road to APIness in Customer Identity

Using some conservatism in the timescale, I’d say in the last 5 years the Identity Access Management (IAM) scene has seen some major changes. We have gone from the closed Directory type environments, which were (fairly) straightforward when on-boarding users, to mass adopted open consumer systems, with the type of demographic, UX designers dread. It […]

The Thorny Issue of Verifying Humans

The old adage, by Peter Steiner of the New Yorker “on the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” has never been truer. As an organization, trying to build an identity system for external users you need to know who you are dealing with. But proving that you are, who you say you are…in an online […]