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Merritt Maxim

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Merritt contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & Risk Professionals. Merritt covers identity management and access management, including user provisioning, access governance, customer identity and access management (CIAM), identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), single sign-on (SSO), user directory infrastructure, and internet-of-things (IoT) security. His research builds on his 20 years of experience helping security leaders at global enterprises derive optimal business value from their identity and access management initiatives for employees, partners, and customers.

Merritt has spoken at industry events such as the RSA Conference and Cloud Identity Summit on identity-related topics. He also coauthored the book Wireless Security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Merritt managed product marketing for identity management and access governance at CA Technologies, where he was involved in global go-to-market strategies, product positioning and strategy, competitive analysis, and sales enablement. Previously, Merritt held product management and product marketing roles at Security Dynamics, RSA Security, Netegrity, Nuance, and OpenPages.

Education

Merritt holds a B.A. (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an M.B.A. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt Maxim

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Merritt contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & Risk Professionals. Merritt covers identity management and access management, including user provisioning, access governance, customer identity and access management (CIAM), identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), single sign-on (SSO), user directory infrastructure, and internet-of-things (IoT) security. His research builds on his 20 years of experience helping security leaders at global enterprises derive optimal business value from their identity and access management initiatives for employees, partners, and customers.

Merritt has spoken at industry events such as the RSA Conference and Cloud Identity Summit on identity-related topics. He also coauthored the book Wireless Security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Merritt managed product marketing for identity management and access governance at CA Technologies, where he was involved in global go-to-market strategies, product positioning and strategy, competitive analysis, and sales enablement. Previously, Merritt held product management and product marketing roles at Security Dynamics, RSA Security, Netegrity, Nuance, and OpenPages.

Education

Merritt holds a B.A. (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an M.B.A. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt Maxim's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

    IoT's Business Promise Persists After A Consumer Reckoning

    November 6, 2018 Michele Pelino, Frank E. Gillett, Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Paul Miller, Dan Bieler, Bill Martorelli, Merritt Maxim

    This report shares Forrester's 2019 predictions to help CIOs and their business counterparts tackle the rapidly changing internet-of-things (IoT) landscape to deliver and enable connected products and business processes.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Cybersecurity

    The US-China Trade War Will Revive Corporate Espionage Attacks Around The World

    November 5, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard, Heidi Shey, Claire O'Malley, Salvatore Schiano, Merritt Maxim, Renee Murphy

    The race to improve customer engagement compels companies to collect volumes of personal data, and this puts enormous pressure on security teams to protect customers from fraud, privacy abuses, and other breaches of trust. Unfortunately, the combination of data hoarding, consolidated data stores, and interconnectedness makes it easy for attackers to steal valuable data. In the next 12 months, attackers will target specific industries and use automation to enhance their effectiveness. This report guides security and risk (S&R) pros through five predictions for 2019.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Future Of Identity And Access Management

    Vision: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 17, 2018 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Identity and access management (IAM) capabilities have become critical in the fight to protect customers from account takeover, identity theft, and privacy abuses. Business leaders, CIOs, and CISOs use IAM technologies to both engage with customers and protect them throughout the customer life cycle and journey. In this report, we help security and risk (S&R) professionals understand how they can leverage IAM technologies to enable customer-centric digital transformation initiatives and new business models in the next two years. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Customer And Employee Authentication

    Use Authentication To Reduce The Risk Of Data Breaches, Account Takeovers, And Fraud

    October 4, 2018 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    At their simplest, authentication solutions keep the bad guys out and let the good guys in. Security professionals use them to enforce user access policy and provide login and authorization services to employees and customers across web, mobile app, and even phone channels. For security teams seeking to reduce the risk of credential misuse, account takeovers, data breaches, and other fraud, this report looks at best practices on how to select, architect, and implement these solutions.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Identity Management And Governance, Q3 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    September 25, 2018Merritt Maxim

    In our 26-criterion evaluation of identity management and governance (IMG) providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — CA Technologies, IBM, Ivanti, Micro Focus, Omada, One Identity, RSA Security, SailPoint Technologies, Saviynt — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

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