Socure adds former Chief of Staff in the White House Office of the Federal CIO
By Edlyn Cardoza
Socure, the leading provider of digital identity verification and fraud solutions, recently announced that Jordan Burris has joined Socure as senior director, product market strategy, public sector. Burris will be instrumental in replicating Socure’s commercial success and leadership in its rapidly expanding public sector business, built to support the government’s digital transformation.
Burris has spent more than a decade working to improve the digital trust of organizations and saw a big opportunity for Socure to address the challenges that government agencies face while eliminating taxpayer losses and drastically improving access for the public. As the trusted, proven identity verification and fraud platform for enterprises of all sizes, including 4 of the 5 largest banks and 7 of the 10 largest credit card issuers, Burris was inspired by Socure’s broad identity coverage for diverse populations and its mission to verify 100% of identities in real time across every transaction on the Internet.
“I joined Socure to promote a more equitable and inclusive identity verification standard for the American public and transform the way public sector benefits and services are accessed and delivered,” said Burris. “Bringing the most accurate and inclusive identity verification and fraud detection platform in the market to the public sector is vital for supporting the government’s digital transformation, stopping fraud, and creating a safe and seamless experience for all.”
Prior to his role at Socure, Burris served at the intersection of policy and delivery as the Chief of Staff in the White House Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer. He was responsible for orchestrating the execution of technology and cybersecurity efforts across two Presidential administrations to include the oversight of the federal government’s $90 billion technology budget. Burris is a well-regarded strategist and thought leader behind the development of government-wide technology and cybersecurity policy, notably in the domain of identity, credential, and access management (ICAM). Before joining the government in 2017, Burris worked for Deloitte, helping both commercial and public sector clients improve their cybersecurity risk management practices.
As it did in other industries, the pandemic forced government benefits and services online, and outdated knowledge-based authentication (KBA) and heavy manual-review approaches created friction and delayed benefits and services for the public, especially among 18-to-25-year-old, new-to-country, underbanked, and thin-file individuals. With most state agencies still using these legacy approaches to identity verification, fraud also skyrocketed, resulting in more than $400 billion in unemployment identity fraud being reported last year.
“Adding Jordan to the team is a huge endorsement for our industry-leading solutions and the opportunity in the public sector to improve citizens’ online experience and stop needless fraud, waste, and abuse,” said Matt Thompson, Socure’s general manager of public sector solutions. “Jordan will drive a meaningful dialogue with government agencies to solve their identity fraud challenges, eliminate massive financial losses, and improve inclusive access to government benefits and services.”
Recently, IBS Intelligence sat down with Johnny Ayers, Founder, President & CEO of Socure, to discuss the importance of protecting one’s identity against fraud, the future of digital identity, and the company’s plans.
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