Access Management , Digital Identity , Identity & Access Management

CIAM Maturity: Progress and Pitfalls

Okta's Keith Casey on How to Maximize Benefits on the Journey
Keith Casey, Solver of API Problems, Okta

CIAM awareness has grown exponentially in 2020. Maturity? Not at quite the same pace. Keith Casey of Okta has authored a CIAM playbook, and in this interview offers potential benefits and challenges at each step of the journey.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Casey discusses:

  • The four stages of the CIAM journey;
  • How to progress - and avoid pitfalls - at each stage;
  • Which roles and teams must be engaged in the process.

Casey currently serves on the product team at Okta working on identity and authentication APIs. Previously, he served as an early developer evangelist at Twilio and before that worked on the Ultimate Geek Question at the Library of Congress. His underlying goal is to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he helps build and support the Austin tech community, blogs at and is fascinated by monkeys. He is also a co-author of "A Practical Approach to API Design" from Leanpub.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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