By Lance Peterman
It sometimes seems there is a holiday for everything these days. From National Donut Day (mark your calendar for June 4th) to National Awkward Moments Day (we will be celebrating on March 18), everyone enjoys celebrating. In addition to these entertaining occasions, we are thrilled to announce that our colleagues at the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) have now added Identity Management Day to the list. Now THAT is a cause worth celebrating!
Identity Management Day
The first ever Identity Management Day will be celebrated Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The purpose of Identity Management Day is to provide information to business leaders, IT decision makers and consumers about the value and impact of identity management and to educate the industry about key components including governance, identity-centric security best practices, processes, and technology – with a particular concentration on the risk of unsecured identities and access credentials.
Wondering how to celebrate this auspicious occasion? The IDSA and National Cyber Security Alliances (NCSA) are looking to enterprises, government agencies, technology vendors and identity practitioners to join in and raise awareness. There are a variety of ways to contribute, including:
- Registering to become an Identity Management Champion
- Entering the inaugural ‘Identity Management Awards’ to tell the world how you’re outsmarting digital adversaries and securing identities
- Follow IDSA and NCSA on Twitter
- Sharing the event on your social media outlets using the hashtags #IDMgmtDay and #BeIdentitySmart
- Get creative and write your own blog on on the topic of identity security and share your post link with email@example.com for further amplification on social media and potentially the IDSA/NCSA websites
The Impact of Identity Management
Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to step up and ensure that our digital identities are secured and users have the secure access they need. With such a large amount of the world’s workforce now working from home, it’s essential that steps are taken to mitigate and remove the risk of identity-based breaches.
We are excited to celebrate the first ever Identity Management Day and continue raising awareness about the importance of digital security. We hope you will join us!
On Monday, April 19, #IDPro is hosting a members-only #virtual #meetup at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT/10am AEST (12am UTC) - details provided in the #general channel in IDPro’s Slack workspace. Join us!
#Identity practitioners: Make your voice heard and complete the #IDPro 2021 Skills, Programs, and Diversity Survey by April 22 to contribute to creating an accurate representation of the digital identity industry: http://bit.ly/3eIpRKI #IAM
Visit our industry news page for the latest updates from #IDPro: https://idpro.org/news-and-events/industrynews/
Happy #Identity Management Day! The @idsalliance and the National Cyber Security Alliance created #IDMgmtDay to raise awareness about the importance of digital security. Learn how to get involved and celebrate the first ID Management Day: http://bit.ly/3c0rJNu @StaySafeOnline
With many employees working from home, #IAM is crucial for efficient business operations and protecting against risks of security threats, including #identity fraud. Discover the continuing impact the COVID pandemic is having on the identity landscape: https://bit.ly/3t1Ldr2