Hybrid Identity Protection with Denis Ontiveros Merlo

By Sean Deuby August 09, 2022 | General

Security architectures depend on identity—the “new security boundary.” Yet despite investment in identity and attempts to drive a sustainable identity culture, significant security breaches and friction still exist, given competing priorities and views on value. In this session of the HIP Podcast, originally recorded during a Hybrid Identity Protection Conference, I chat with Denis Ontiveros Merlo, VP Developer & Identity Platforms at bp, about the challenges of creating a sustainable, scalable identity culture.

Scaling hybrid identity protection

Is the identity profession designing products that promote the right user behavior? By using behavioral economics and heuristics—rules of thumb or mental shortcuts to make a quick decision—are we focusing on the wrong problems and reinforcing cognitive bias?

“We can have hundreds if not thousands of customers within the enterprise,” he says. “It’s clear the future is very federated or distributed.… Identity is the front door.”

Scaling identity management—and security—to meet the needs of the modern IT enterprise requires the ability to scale. Yet biases when adopting technology can create what Denis calls “anti-patterns” that complicate our ability to implement best practices in operational identity.

Listen in to discover examples of these anti-patterns and how to improve the scalability of your identity security and management approach.

What is the Hybrid Identity Protection Podcast?

Launched in April 2020, the HIP Podcast is the premier podcast for cybersecurity pros charged with defending hybrid identity environments. In each episode, I interview some of the industry’s most knowledgeable—and interesting—experts.

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About the author
Sean Deuby
Sean Deuby Director of Services
Sean brings 30 years’ experience in enterprise IT and hybrid identity to his role as Director of Services at Semperis. An original architect and technical leader of Intel's Active Directory, Texas Instrument’s NT network, and 15-time MVP alumnus, Sean has been involved with Microsoft identity since its inception. Since then, his experience as an identity strategy consultant for many Fortune 500 companies gives him a broad perspective on the challenges of today's identity-centered security. Sean is an industry journalism veteran; as former technical director for Windows IT Pro, he has over 400 published articles on AD, hybrid identity, and Windows Server. Linkedin
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