IDSA Leadership

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) 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

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).

Julie Smith Interim Director, Marketing and Operations

Julie is the founding Executive Director and a member of the Executive Advisory Board. As Executive Director from 2019 – 2023, she launched the IDSA as a standalone non-profit organization and helped position the organization as a leader in bringing the importance of securing digital identities to the forefront of today’s security leaders through industry-wide programs, such as Identity Management Day. 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.



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