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Achieving Auditable Compliance with NERC CIP Reliability Standards

Beginning in 2010, energy producers and distributors face a looming challenge – to become “auditably compliant” with the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards by the July 1, 2010 deadline. Developed by NERC, an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the bulk power system in North […]

Market Pulse Survey: Divide Between Business and IT Persists

We recently conducted our third Market Pulse Survey, which focused on the key drivers of access certifications and how organizations ensure their access privileges align with business policy. According to the 150 respondents, including many readers of this blog, there is clear evidence business users involved in these processes don’t […]

Predictions for 2010: The IT World Has Changed (for the Better)

Despite the economic challenges, this has been a record year for SailPoint as we’ve doubled our customer base and expanded into Europe and APAC. As we look forward to 2010, we have been reflecting upon the recession and how it will impact next year – particularly in regard to how […]

U.S. Data Security Laws: Is There Another SOX in your Future?

A recent Forbes feature, “The Year of the Mega Breach,” caught my attention last week. It includes a slideshow of 2009’s largest security breaches, and concludes that this year alone, more personal information was exposed through data breaches than ever before. The article appeared amid news about a T-Mobile data […]

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 […]