On Tuesday April 12th, 2022 the Identity Defined Security Alliance is hosting the second annual Identity Management Day.
Identity Management Day, started in 2021 and hosted by the Identity Defined Security Alliance and National Cybersecurity Alliance, aims to inform about the dangers of casually or improperly managing and securing digital identities by raising awareness and sharing best practices across the industry. There are many ways to participate as a consumer, practitioner, vendor or end user organization.
“Attacks over the past year on SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline had massive repercussions, and yet neither attack was carried out via new techniques. Both attacks were the result of inadequate identity management practices. The SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline breaches should be a rally cry for implementing basic identity management principles and evidence that an identity-related breach can happen to an organization of any size and have significant repercussions to critical infrastructure and supply chains. The goal of Identity Management Day is to raise awareness, share best practices, and inspire individuals and organizations of all sizes to act, so that failure to implement basic identity management best practices doesn’t result in the next headline breach.” – Julie Smith, Executive Director of the Identity Defined Security Alliance
“Two years into pandemic-induced remote work, changing market dynamics, evolving customer needs, and modified operating models, digital transformation and cybersecurity have never been more paramount. As business transformation continues to accelerate, managing risk and security in a work-from-anywhere world remains challenging for enterprises and SMBs alike. Today, identity has become the first line of defense — and the first step — to protecting organizations and adopting a modern Zero Trust security model.” – Ravi Erukulla, VP, Analyst Relations and Customer Advocacy at Saviynt and Chairman of Identity Management Day