Identity Defined Security Alliance Announces Continued Expansion to Help Organizations Reduce Risk

Community developed guidance for identity-centric security implementations to be published at Gartner IAM Summit, December 3rd

November 29, 2018 13:00 ET | Source: Identity Defined Security Alliance

DENVER, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), an industry alliance that is helping organizations reduce the risk of a breach by improving security through identity, today announced a series of milestones in its efforts to unite the industry to advance security through identity.  The IDSA is pleased to welcome three new vendor members to the Alliance – Centrify, Idaptive and One Identity.  In addition, industry and security veterans from Adobe, Brighthouse Financial, Optum Health and Wells Fargo have joined IDSA’s Customer Advisory Board, providing input into the expanding community that collaborates to create and share practical guidance for implementing identity-centric security strategies.

“The IDSA membership continues to grow as vendors in both the identity and security spaces recognize that practitioners are hungry for education and best practices on how to bring these two worlds together for the best possible security,” said Julie Smith, newly appointed IDSA Executive Director.  “Our customer advisory board members contributed to the latest resources, giving us the user perspective that is key to helping ensure we always deliver real value to the practitioner community.”

The IDSA will be publishing and discussing its latest body of work at the Gartner IAM Summit, December 3rd – 5th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at booth #629 and in a panel session on Tuesday, 2pm in the Expo Theatre 1. The IDSA Framework expands upon use cases developed by the IDSA Technical Working Group, and provides new resources that give organizations the building blocks to help transition to identity-centric security.

“I’m excited to join the IDSA customer advisory board and give back to the community by helping identity and security practitioners realize the benefit of bringing their identity and security programs closer together,” said Carlos Garcia, Enterprise Architect in the Optum Office of the CIO. “It’s an ongoing challenge for organizations like Optum to leverage existing technologies in unique ways to stay secure.  The latest resources will help organizations of all sizes and in all industries kickstart those efforts.”

Identity and security practitioners are invited to review these latest resources and provide feedback by joining the IDSA online community.  Launched this summer, the IDSA online community gives practitioners a place to collaborate with their peers and with vendors.

While at the Gartner IAM Summit, learn more about the IDSA at booth #629, or visit with member companies including:  BeyondTrust, Bomgar, Centrify, CyberArk, Gemalto, Okta, One Identity, Optiv, Ping Identity, SailPoint, SecureAuth, STEALTHbits, Varonis.  In addition, you are invited to a panel discussion on Tuesday, December 4th, at 2 pm. in Expo Theatre 1: 

20 Questions:  Putting Identity at the Center of Security
Panel:  Richard Bird, Ping Identity; Tom Malta, Wells Fargo; Eric Anderson, Adobe
Enterprise identities can be prone to attacks if not protected properly. While some could argue identity has not always been considered a foundational element of the security architecture, it is emerging as the steel thread that can help reduce risks. Find out how a former CISO, a Wells Fargo IAM leader and an Adobe Security leader are helping organizations reduce risk through crowdsourced best practices and practical guidance for implementing identity-centric security strategies.

Quotes from new members:
“The abuse of privileged credentials continues to be the leading cause of breaches, and organizations must understand that just one compromised credential or unverified identity can cost them millions.  We’re very excited to join IDSA and the other industry leaders who are committed to stopping breaches for good. We believe our focus on Zero Trust Privilege will bring a fresh voice to the table and we look forward to collaborating with the community to develop unique strategies for practitioners.”
David McNeely, Chief Strategy Officer, Centrify Corp.

“Continuing education is perhaps the most important – and overlooked – part of every identity and security practitioner’s job.  As a member of the IDSA, Idaptive will have the opportunity to offer our insights about bringing identity and security programs closer together, as well as learning from the collective group. Our goal as a company is to make sure that we help develop the right security strategy and approach so that every one of our customers has the tools to enable identity and security to work hand-in-hand –– and we’re looking forward to participating in discussions about how to do that with the IDSA community.”
Danny Kibel, CEO, Idaptive

“Failure to properly manage and secure identities continues to be one of the most common causes of today’s enterprise data breaches — but with the right education and measures in place, it can be easily one of the most avoidable.  A mission to help organizations reduce the risk of a breach by improving security through identity is an easy cause for One Identity to get behind, and we’re thrilled to join forces with and support IDSA in this endeavor.”
Jackson Shaw, vice president, Product Management, One Identity.

About the Identity Defined Security Alliance
The Identity Defined Security Alliance is a group of identity and security vendors, solution providers and practitioners that acts as an independent source of education and information on identity centric security strategies.  The IDSA facilitates community collaboration to create a body of knowledge that provides organizations with practical guidance, implementation best practices and validated solutions to reduce the risk of a breach.  The IDSA was originally established in 2015 by Ping Identity, with Optiv as founding solution provider.

Follow the IDSA:
Join the Community:

Industry Contact:
Identity Defined Security Alliance
Julie Smith, 303-324-3159

Related Articles

2020: A Year Like No Other


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