September 29


Benefits fraud has skyrocketed since the onset of the pandemic, costing government organizations and taxpayers millions in losses. Aging systems that host these benefits are highly vulnerable to these fraudulent attacks. Modern identity and access management (IAM) solutions based in the cloud can help identify and prioritize improper payments before funds are distributed, thus preventing fraud and enabling aid to reach those truly in need. But today, resource-strapped state agencies are at a crossroads as they take on the modernization of decades-old benefits systems while striving to securely serve their constituents. 


On Sept. 29 at 11am PT/2pm ET, ForgeRock and Google Cloud are joining Government Technology to discuss how state governments can take advantage of federal stimulus dollars to modernize and secure their benefits systems by using the cloud and advanced IAM capabilities. Register for this webcast to learn more about how:

  • The fraud landscape is evolving and how you can build user registration and authentication journeys that limit the attack surface
  • The latest IAM capabilities are now offering strong authentication, physical and behavioral biometrics, risk and fraud management, and more. 
  • A cloud-based approach can help you rapidly deploy environments to manage huge caseloads and scale over time

Don’t lose another penny to fraudulent claims. Come learn about the quick wins in access management that can help secure government services today.




Tommy Cathey — Regional Vice President for Public Sector, ForgeRock

Tommy Cathey is the Regional Vice President for Public Sector at ForgeRock, focusing on customers across the federal, state & local and higher education markets. Tommy has been in the Identity & Access Management for over 15+ years and previously held positions at Oracle, Novell and ActivIdentity (ActivCard).


Jeff DeLong — Principal Solutions Architect, ForgeRock

Jeff DeLong is a Principal Solutions Architect at ForgeRock focusing on Public Sector's SLED business. With a rich background rooted in middleware architecture and engineering he found his way into the identity space after identifying and improving the security posture of custom applications in the environments he supported. He specializes in advanced architectures (including K8s), and helping plan integrations and deployments of the ForgeRock platform.


Kedar Shah — Customer Engineering (Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Value), Google Cloud Platform

In his role at Google Cloud, Kedar helps customers create value and solve problems through Cloud Technology and Data Analytics. Kedar holds a BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley and was an MBA Board Merit Scholar at Santa Clara University. He has over 15 years of experience in companies like Google, Oracle, and Microsoft, developing industry solutions for Public Sector, Financial Services, and Healthcare.


Mark Weatherford — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Mark Weatherford is a globally recognized information security professional with experience at some of the world’s largest public- and private-sector organizations. He was appointed as the first deputy under secretary for cybersecurity at DHS in the Obama administration and was chief information security officer for the state of Colorado and for the state of California under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.