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Verizon Business Report: Data Breaches Can Be Avoided

Verizon Business just posted the results of their 2009 Verizon Business Data Breach Investigations study this morning. This is Verizon Business’ second annual study, and it highlights some interesting – and unfortunately not surprising – statistics. Of the 285 million compromised records that Verizon studied, 93 percent occurred in the […]

SailPoint Simplifies the Process of Buying and Deploying Identity Management

Last week, Burton Group analyst Lori Rowland wrote about how the weakened economy has been good for identity management technologies. I agree with Lori – the churn created by the recession has heightened the need for companies to proactively manage risk associated with user access controls. Compliance and identity governance […]

Feet on the Street: Thoughts from Gartner’s IAM Summit in London

This week I’m over in London meeting with customers and partners at the Gartner IAM Summit. Gartner analyst Earl Perkins kicked off a packed conference this morning with his keynote address, “Enabling Governance and Risk Management in an Age of Business Challenges.” A couple of points made by Earl rang […]

Mind the Competence Inversion

Recently, an iGoogle “quote of the day” made me stop and think. Usually, I read the quotes, smirk, and move on. But this one was different:   Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do […]

An Identity Report from the Road

For the past several weeks, I’ve been racking up the frequent flier miles, canvassing the identity management marketplace and talking with customers from various industries and geographies. My overwhelming conclusion from these meetings is that the concept of identity governance has rapidly evolved over the last 12 months from an […]

Another Day, Another Breach

Heads up – there’s been another “massive” credit card security breach – the 3rd such incident in recent months. We don’t know which company suffered the breach, but it appears to be another card payment processor. We’re still in the “whisper period” as some call it – Visa and MasterCard […]

Identity Risk Modeling: the Secret Sauce of IT Risk Management

Lately I’ve been talking to a lot of customers and prospects about how to proactively approach risk mitigation with identity-related technologies. In today’s climate, I see an ever increasing need for a new approach to managing identity and the need for a more “directed” focus for the deployment of identity […]

“Thwarting an Internal Hacker” – Monitor Access, Not Employees

I just read a Wall Street Journal article by Bruce Schneier, the CTO of BT and a renowned security author. The piece, “Thwarting an Internal Hacker,” is timely given recent security breaches hitting the news (including Heartland Payment Systems and Fannie Mae, which he references) coupled with the economy. I’ve […]

Tired Feet on the Street: Day Two at IBM Pulse

Role management appears to be a very hot topic at Pulse. It was standing room only at our CTO Darran Rolls’ tech talk on “Role-Based Identity Governance.” Darran was also a panelist in a role management session led by Earl Perkins of Gartner this afternoon. The panel was one of […]

Feet on the Street: Day One at IBM Pulse

The SailPoint team is out in Las Vegas this week, exhibiting at the IBM Pulse conference. I’m happy to say that attendance is quite healthy, despite the tough economy – around 4,000 according to the show organizers (of course this includes IBM staff) – and the SailPoint booth has been […]