Digital Identity & Authentication Guidelines for State Agency Leaders with Jeremy Grant

Date published: 12/29/2023
Jeremy Grant, Managing Director, Venable

In this engaging podcast episode, Steve sits down with Jeremy Grant, a Managing Director at Venable, to discuss the evolving landscape of digital identity. The conversation initially focuses on Jeremy’s contributions through the Better Identity Coalition, highlighting its role in enhancing digital security, privacy, and convenience in collaboration with policymakers.

Steve and Jeremy dive into the upcoming developments in the NIST Digital Identity Guidelines, drawing lessons from states who have successfully adopted biometrics to achieve NIST IAL2. Steve and Jeremy examine how these insights could inform future strategies for state agencies in the U.S.

Looking ahead, the discussion shifts to public trust issues, particularly regarding biometric data and identity verification. Jeremy shares his insights on their impact on digital transformation and offers advice on how listeners can engage with or learn more about the initiatives of the Better Identity Coalition. Steve & Jeremy discuss highlights from the Better Identity in America: A Blueprint for State Policymakers report, and how the Better Identity Coalition collaborates with various stakeholders to promote best practices in identity management.

Jeremy Grant

Jeremy Grant is a managing director at Venable, and previously led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama administration. Housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Grant led the administration’s activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services.

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Production, Editing, and Sound Design: Brad Parsons

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