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Gartner IAM Summit Recap (Part 2): Our Customers Speak

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, two SailPoint customers presented case studies last Wednesday at the Gartner IAM Summit. Bravely taking on the 8 a.m. time slot (which was well attended for the early hour) was Andy Weeks, Risk and Compliance Manager for Humana. Andy gave a very compelling overview […]

Feet on the Street: A Look at Last Week’s Gartner IAM Summit

Last week, the SailPoint crew gathered in force at the Gartner IAM Summit in beautiful San Diego. While the show was a bit smaller than last year’s event in Orlando, there were lots of opportunities for lively interaction with analysts, partners, and customers. One of the best aspects of shows […]

The State of the Identity Governance Market

Next week, I’ll be attending the Gartner IAM Summit in San Diego. It’s safe to assume that the state of the IAM/IdM market will be top of mind at the conference, so I thought I’d share my observations: Despite tightened budgets during 2009, we are seeing strong demand for identity […]

Counting Down to the New Model Audit Rule

In less than three months, the new Model Audit Rule (MAR) will go into effect. Beginning January 1st, many non-public insurers will for the first time be required to comply with more stringent regulatory provisions, and public insurers that are already subject to SOX will be subject to additional reporting […]

Tales from the Trenches: Identity Governance Best Practices

In SailPoint’s recent issue of NAVIGATE, Kevin shares identity governance best practices based on his discussions with SailPoint customers: It’s important to take a step back from your identity governance initiatives to make sure you’re addressing security and compliance challenges in tandem. It not only makes your approach more efficient, […]

A Guide to Getting Started with Identity Governance

While identity governance is beginning to get more mainstream attention, companies are still struggling to understand what features and functionality fall under the identity governance umbrella. In last week’s Computer Technology Review, Jackie contributed an article, “Gaining Visibility and Control with Identity Governance: A Guide to Getting Started,” in an […]

Reflecting on 10 Years of IdM Technology

This week commemorates Dave Kearns’ 10th anniversary writing Network World’s Identity Management newsletter. As a faithful follower over the past decade, I’m sending hearty congratulations to Dave for his feat. Keep those insights coming! Dave’s column this week led me to reflect on how the IdM market has changed over […]

IDC/RSA Survey Highlights the Cost of Insider Threats

Like many in the industry, this week’s RSA-sponsored IDC report, “Insider Risk Management: A Framework Approach to Internal Security,” caught my eye. The report led with the finding that 52% of the respondents “characterized their incidents arising from insider threats as predominantly accidental.” This in turn triggered a media storm […]

Roles and Communism at Burton Catalyst

One of the things I enjoy most about Burton Catalyst is the chance to hear first-hand from client organizations about their identity management deployments. For the most part, these sessions deal honestly with issues and challenges, are relatively hype-free, and focus on the pragmatic vs. the visionary. This year’s Catalyst […]

Burton Catalyst Reprised

Last week, I was out in beautiful San Diego for the annual Burton Catalyst Conference. Despite the slow economy, the conference was very well attended – attesting to the attendees’ level of interest and quality of information delivered by Burton. This year’s identity track was kicked off by Bob Blakley, […]

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