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FedRAMP in the News: Getting a Handle on Cloud Procurement

Earlier this month, Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel officially launched FedRAMP – a program designed to provide a cost-effective, risk-based approach for the adoption and use of cloud services by U.S. government agencies. A major focus of FedRAMP is to establish a standardized approach for evaluating and approving cloud products and […]

SCIM: The Right Standard at the Right Time

I’m excited to report that the Simple Cloud Identity Management (SCIM) working group has unanimously approved the SCIM 1.0 specification. SailPoint contributed heavily to both the working group process and the development of the spec. With this week’s big move forward, I wanted to share my thoughts on why SCIM […]

Through the Looking Glass: IdM in 2012

I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year. Beyond the hustle and bustle and joy of the holiday season, I enjoy this time of year in business because of what it means: a time to reflect on the previous year, the rush to close out […]

Building a Business Case for Governance-based Identity Management

As 2011 comes to a close, it’s time once again to plan for future IdM requirements and define budget needs for 2012. Based on today’s business drivers – from security and risk management, to increasing compliance requirements, to the need to streamline delivery of access to users across the business […]

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industry, I’ve seen many examples of technology renaissance, where solutions that were “cutting edge” yesterday are superseded by new and innovative approaches.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 […]