EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD

Oversight of the IDSA will be provided by an executive board, which consists of representatives from member companies. The following companies will staff the initial Executive Board:  CyberArk, Netskope, Optiv (founding member), Ping Identity (founding member), SailPoint, SecureAuth, ThreatMetrix and VMware.  The term of the executive board will be through calendar year 2018.  At the end of 2 years, the IDSA community will be able to nominate and vote on new executive board members. The executive board is responsible for the overall charter, use case development process and oversight of thought leadership and marketing activities to promote the work of the alliance.

CUSTOMER ADVISORY BOARD

The customer advisory board has been established to provide the user community perspective and guidance on the vision, mission and work of the IDSA.  The term will be through calendar year 2018.  At the end of 2 years, member companies will be asked to nominate candidates and a new board will be approved by the executive board. The customer advisory board provides input into the vision of how identity fits into the broader cyber security marketplace and delivers guidance on use cases and reference architectures that address the evolving security requirements of organizations.

CHARTER

Membership in the IDSA is targeted to organizations who want to (i) contribute to the vision of an identity-centric approach to security, including use cases, reference architectures, and/or technology, and (ii) become a contributor to the common goal of advocating an identity-centric approach and the benefits across the industry. The work of the IDSA will be for the benefit of the cyber security community.  The resources produced by the IDSA will be publicly available. Organizations will be able to access the work of the IDSA, as well as contribute through submissions and commenting of use cases as they are developed.

Terms and Requirements:

Membership:  Membership is open to all organizations (vendor, solutions providers) in the cyber security industry and end customers who want to provide real world feedback to the work of the alliance.  Member companies agree to cooperate in good faith to work together to identify and define use cases, develop vendor to vendor integrations (through technology alliance programs where appropriate) and to promote and market the alliance. 

Organization members (vendors, solution providers) will be asked to meet the following commitments: 

  • $5,000 annual membership fee is required for 2018. The fee covers the costs of IDSA marketing, including, but not limited to IDSA website development and hosting, sponsorships at 2018 Cloud Identity Summit and Gartner IAM, and IDSA community meet ups throughout the year at various conferences.
  • Designated technical and marketing contacts, including participation in monthly conference calls and quarterly face to face meetings.
  • Active participation in development of IDSA use cases and other IDSA generated deliverables.
  • At least one integration use case that is 1) certified and supported by all vendors involved, 2) documented and demonstrated consistent with the IDSA Use Case Library, and 3) validated and approved by the IDSA Technical Committee.  In addition to review with technical working committee, vendors are required to provide access to technical documentation and a video demonstration to be posted/referenced on the IDSA YouTube channel.
  • Actively market and promote the work of the IDSA, including but not limited to:
  • Quote for IDSA press release announcing new members.
  • Reference participation in the IDSA on corporate website and link to www.idsalliance.org.
  • Corporate logos for the IDSA website.
  • Blog, to be posted on member website, announcing membership in the IDSA and benefits to the organization and its customers.
  • Promotion of the IDSA and activities to customer base through social channels, company newsletters, emails, and other corporate communication vehicles.
  • Include IDSA promotional materials in booth at designated events.

Member participation will be evaluated on a yearly basis.  If member does not comply with the above requirements, the IDSA executive board may decide to discontinue membership.

Technical Support:  Each member will designate a technical contact that will be responsible for contribution to the development of use cases, reference architectures, technical documentation (whitepapers, use case documents, architecture diagrams) and technology demonstrations. The technical contact will be asked to participate in regular conference calls and quarterly face to face meetings.

Marketing:  Each member will designate a marketing contact that will be responsible for member contribution to all awareness activities for the IDSA, including but not limited to:

  • Quote for IDSA press release announcing new members.
  • Reference participation in the IDSA on corporate website and link to www.idsalliance.org.
  • Corporate logos for the IDSA website.
  • Blog, to be posted on member website, announcing membership in the IDSA and benefits to the organization and its customers.
  • Promotion of the IDSA and activities to customer base through social channels, company newsletters, emails, and other corporate communication vehicles.
  • Include IDSA promotional materials in booth at designated events.

The marketing contact will be asked to participate in regular conference calls and quarterly face-to-face meetings. 

Go to Market:  The IDSA is not responsible for the go to market or monetization of solutions coming out of the work of the IDSA.  Any go to market or monetization terms will be agreed to between the individual member companies.  

Confidentiality:  Member companies will not share documentation, software or disclose confidential (future capabilities, products, etc) information obtained during IDSA meetings. While it is not required, member companies are encouraged to establish NDAs with other member companies, if necessary.