Upcoming Webinar

Helping Organizations Succeed in an Identity-Centric Security World

February 2nd, 2023, 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET

  • Heather Vescent
  • Tom Sheffield

Helping Organizations Succeed in an Identity-Centric Security World

While the discipline of identity and access management has been around for over 20 years, most have fallen into the field of identity and had to learn along the way. Only with the alarming number of breaches related to compromised identities, the profession has matured and become a critical need in security organizations. In the last 5 years, two organizations have emerged to address the changing identity industry – the Identity Defined Security Alliance with a focus on educating IT professionals on the importance of securing digital identities, and IDPro the first and only professional organization for identity practitioners.

In this webinar featuring IDPro Executive Director Heather Vescent and Target Sr. Director of Cybersecurity Tom Sheffield, you’ll hear how IDPro is supporting the growing, global community of professionals and how enterprises can leverage these two organizations – IDSA and IDPro – to improve their strategy and execution.

What Will You Learn?

  • How IDPro has connected individuals, created vendor-neutral educational material and built a certification program so professionals can show off their skills to the world.
  • The role of IDSA and IDPro in the broader community and how they are helping organizations improve their identity strategies and expertise.
  • How you can benefit and how you can help.

Who Should Attend?

  • Security leaders and practitioners
  • Identity leaders and practitioners

The Panelists

Heather Vescent

President, Executive Director, IDPro

Heather Vescent is a digital identity industry thought leader and futurist with more than a decade of experience delivering strategic intelligence consulting to governments, corporations and entrepreneurs. Vescent’s research has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox and the Atlantic. She is co-author of the The Secrets of Spies, The Cyber Attack Survival Manual and The Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity.

Tom Sheffield

Sr. Director, Cybersecurity, Target

Tom has spent most of the last 20 years leading Enterprise IAM initiatives and teams for large, multinational businesses. He has deep experience in all aspects of IAM and enjoys the challenge of delivering business value through technology and innovation. Tom is currently Sr Director, Cybersecurity at Target Corporation where he has spent the last four years working to modernize, simplify, and extend Target’s IAM capabilities. Tom’s mission with his team is to find that optimal balance between Security and User Experience through technology, process optimization, and lots of empathy.

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