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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 Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: How To Secure Connected And Autonomous Vehicles

    Security Pros Must Prepare For Emerging Transportation-Specific Cyberthreats

    August 9, 2018Merritt Maxim, Salvatore Schiano

    Connected and autonomous vehicles (CVs and AVs) are transforming transportation. While business leaders enthuse about reinventing the in-vehicle customer experience to drive brand loyalty and differentiation, security and risk (S&R) pros struggle to secure and protect the complex vehicle infrastructure. Insecure vehicles can lead to data loss, privacy abuse, physical harm, and revenue loss. This report outlines the threats facing transportation and how S&R pros can assess and mitigate the risks.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Authentication Management Solutions, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 26 Authentication Management Providers

    August 7, 2018 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    You can use authentication management solutions to simplify and standardize credential processing for applications, reduce the operational costs of authentication, and improve the authentication experience by minimizing friction. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. S&R pros should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an authentication solution provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Consumer Authentication, 2018 (US)

    Keep Up With Digital Consumers

    August 2, 2018Merritt Maxim, Salvatore Schiano

    Consumer online authentication habits are evolving, including password usage, two-factor authentication adoption, and biometrics. This infographic looks at authentication behaviors and attitudes of US consumers to help security and risk professionals adapt their customer identity and access management strategies to better serve customers.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Making The Business Case For Identity And Access Management

    Business Case: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    August 2, 2018 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Security and risk (S&R) executives responsible for identity and access management (IAM) must manage users' access to sensitive applications and data without inhibiting business agility, compromising the digital experience for either employees or customers, or violating compliance requirements — and they need to do so as cost effectively as possible. This report and the accompanying tool helps S&R pros quantify the costs and benefits for various approaches to IAM to determine which one provides the best return on investment (ROI). 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: Develop Actionable Business-Centric Identity And Access Management Metrics

    Performance Management: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    July 27, 2018 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Year in and year out, many security and risk (S&R) professionals struggle to sustain identity and access management (IAM) as a top business technology priority. S&R pros who succeed at nurturing their internal and external IAM programs consistently track and communicate metrics that demonstrate not only quantifiable savings but also business benefits. In this report, we use the Balanced Scorecard approach to detail the most relevant IAM metrics for security, compliance, administration efficiency, and business agility. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester updates it regularly for data accuracy and relevance.

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