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Consumers Speak: Data Breaches Impact Customer Retention

Here’s some news that will surprise no one, but at the same time deserves some serious thought. Recently, SailPoint commissioned our 2011 Market Pulse Survey to help us gauge the impact that all-too-frequent data breaches have on consumer loyalty to banks, credit card companies and retailers. Not surprisingly, the survey […]

SailPoint Recognized as a Leader in Identity Governance

Throughout my 20+ years in the tech industry, I’ve seen many examples of technology renaissance, where solutions that were “cutting edge” yesterday are superseded by new and innovative approaches. Market needs change. And let’s face it – we get smarter. When we founded SailPoint more than 5 years ago, we […]

More Employees Than You Think Put Their Companies at Risk

Just in time for Catalyst, we announced our latest Market Pulse Survey, which focused on employee compliance with corporate policies around proprietary data. Our intent was to identify insider behaviors or attitudes that place enterprises at risk. And while I was expecting the survey to reinforce the need for identity […]

Governance-based Provisioning: Succeeding Where Legacy Provisioning Failed

A few weeks ago, SailPoint announced CUNA Mutual as a new customer. CUNA Mutual wanted to proactively manage and mitigate risks associated with user access privileges and turned to IdentityIQ for its tightly integrated identity compliance and provisioning capabilities. Here’s a great quote from Brad Job, the director of information […]

FTC Fines Ceridian and Lookout Services for Inadequate Controls

Last week, the FTC announced that both Ceridian Corporation and Lookout Services, Inc. have agreed to settlements related to security breaches that occurred in 2009. In Ceridian’s case, the breach exposed the Social Security numbers and direct deposit information of roughly 28,000 individuals; the Lookout breach exposed the Social Security […]

You Are Now Free to Move About the Cloud

Unless you’ve been on a remote desert island, it’s impossible to miss all the cloud hype saturating our industry. The cloud remains the buzzword du jour, and that phenomenon is not likely to change anytime soon. Once you get past the hype (both pro and con, to be fair), the […]

Security for the Next Generation: Call for Volunteers!

Two weeks ago, I made the annual trek to the RSA Conference in San Francisco, the mother of all security shows. There’s no better place to get a one-week immersion in all things security and to meet with some of the best and brightest minds in our industry. One of […]

Governance in Run-time Access Control World

The Yin and Yang of Governance for XACML I chuckled when I read Ian Glazer’s blog post, “A Chronic Identity Pain.” Ian referred to himself as “an old provisioning guy” – being a few years his senior, it made me think, “Does that make me an old-old provisioning guy?” 🙂 […]

A New Year, An Old Risk … A Revitalized Resolution

An article by Mathew Schwartz of InformationWeek, “Hackers, Insiders Behind Most Identity Theft,” caught my attention this week – not because it highlights a new risk for organizations, but because it illustrates the old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” The article recaps a study […]

Feet on the Street: Gartner’s IAM Summit Focuses on Business Intelligence

The SailPoint team just returned from the 2010 Gartner IAM Summit in San Diego. It’s always a great show because of the focus on IdM and the organizations that attend the show. This year, attendance was up and there were lots of networking opportunities to exchange ideas on this rapidly […]