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.

Oversight of the Identity Defined Security Alliance is provided by the Executive Advisory Board (EAB). The 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:

  • Collaboration: we work together to develop vendor agnostic resources that benefit the entire vendor and practitioner community.
  • Integrity: we are truthful, transparent and fair and leave our vendor hats at the door with a focus on helping achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Partnership: we partner with other like-minded organizations and search for synergies that benefit the entire community.
  • Fiscally Responsible: we make fiscally responsible decisions and spend on activities that support the operations of the organization and help further the mission.

2023-2024 Executive Advisory Board Members

Jeff Reich Executive Director

Jeff has been actively involved in the security community for five decades and is a well-known advocate for cybersecurity awareness and education. He joins us from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), where he was vice president of member success accountable for ensuring quality member benefits and value. During his time with CSA, he increased the capability of delivering and supporting benefits to members by 44%, resulting in higher member retention and engagement. He has received numerous accolades and certifications as a cybersecurity expert and industry leader, including ISSA Distinguished Fellow designation in 2015 and CISSP certification from ISC(2).

Courtney Keogh Operations Manager

Courtney has been invested in the security community since 2016 by weaving together organizations’ security goals with the proper tooling and resources to achieve their missions. She moved from the Cloud Security Alliance, where walking alongside members in their security journey was her main point of focus. Her ability to identify business needs and support desired outcomes resulted in a 91% membership retention rate. At the IDSA, Courtney leverages this experience along with her process-oriented approach to help the community solve their security puzzle one piece at a time.



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