IDSA Leadership

The Identity Defined Security Alliance is a nonprofit corporation formed in January 2019. Leadership for the organization is provided by the Executive Advisory Board in accordance with the IDSA bylaws.

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Executive Advisory Board

The Executive Advisory Board (EAB) serves a two-year term and provides the oversight and organizational direction for executing the mission, goals, policies and programs of the IDSA. The EAB is also responsible for ensuring that the IDSA stays true to its core values.

Core Values

Collaboration: we work together to develop vendor agnostic resources.

Integrity: we are truthful, transparent and fair and leave our vendor hats at the door.

Partnership: we partner with other like-minded organizations to benefit the entire community.

Fiscally Responsible: we make fiscally responsible decisions and spend to  support the operations and help further the mission.

2021-2022 Executive Advisory Board Members

Julie Smith Executive Director

Julie is a member of the Executive Advisory Board and as Executive Director is responsible for executing the mission of the Identity Defined Security Alliance on behalf of the membership and the identity and security community. Throughout her career she has held various leadership roles in technology and solutions companies, including product management, product and solutions marketing and business development. Prior to joining the IDSA, Julie spent 14 years in the identity and security industry with leading vendors and solution providers.

We are actively looking for an Executive Director to lead the IDSA in to the next phase of growth. If you are ready to make a meaningful and lasting impact in the cybersecurity industry read more about this exciting opportunity.



Let's work together to help everyone become more secure.