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  • 25 Mar 2019 5:35 PM | Deleted user

    The first edition of the Body of Knowledge (BoK0 is starting to come together with the help of topic shepherds assigned to the different sections to help manage content. 

    More authors for the different sections are needed, however, and the best authors in this space are identity practitioners! We’re looking for individuals willing to write material that will ultimately drive the IDPro Certification Program. Topics include the digital identity life cycle, different forms of access control, IAM and business processes, and more.

    By being involved, you will help improve the identity ecosystem and have your name noted as an expert in the field. We are looking for submissions for this first edition and will begin the editorial work in April 2019.

    You won’t be going this alone! There will be review cycles with the BoK committee and a professional editor to provide feedback and establish consistency of terminology across all submitted material. We are also using templates to help make sure that all the articles follow a similar style, with an eye towards making the final compendium easier to understand for the reader.

    If you are interested in being a part of this effort, please reach out to info@idpro.org. If you want to make a contribution, even after the editorial phase starts, please reach out. There will still likely be an opportunity. We will work with you from there.

  • 27 Feb 2019 1:14 PM | Deleted user

    IDPro is a silver sponsor of KNOW 2019 and will have a booth on the show floor (come visit us!).

    We & our member organization, Kantara Initiative, are helming a 3 hour workshop at KNOW oriented toward the Identity and access management early-stage professional who desires to augment their knowledge and understanding of all things identity, access management, consent, and privacy. Join us starting at 13:00 on Sunday, March 24th for the 'Master Class: Building an Infinity Gauntlet' with Sarah Squire, Steve "Hutch" Hutchinson, Colin Wallis, Catherine Schulten, Katherine Noall, Katryna Dow, & Salvatore D'Agostino.

  • 8 Jan 2019 7:02 PM | Ian Glazer (Administrator)

    Happy new year!

    Since our inception, IDPro’s goal has been to develop and foster a community where digital identity professionals can learn more about issues and technologies related to their field, interact with other professionals across the globe, and engage in professional development.

    A primary goal for the organization in 2019 will be to accelerate development of the IDPro Body of Knowledge (BoK) - our collection of curated articles, whitepapers, and resources that is destined to form the basis of a robust learning and - in time - certification program for the identity professional.

    Volunteer efforts by members of IDPro and of the wider IAM community around the world are already in progress and will take us a long way towards our goal.

    But to deliver a robust set of materials at the high level of quality to which we aspire, we need to get some extra help -- professional project management and editorial resources -- and for that, we need additional, dedicated funds.

    To that end, this spring at the RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, IDPro will be hosting a social event for identity and access management professionals to connect with each other, exchange best practices, tell identity jokes, etc. This event will also serve as a fundraiser for the IDPro BoK - The funds contributed in support of our BoK Bash will be split between hosting the social gatherings and supporting the development of the BoK.

    All contributors to this event – whether existing IDPro members or not – will receive the following benefits:

    • Prominent branding as a co-host of the event, in all print and social media promotions and collateral
    • Permanent acknowledgement as a founding supporter of the IDPro Body of Knowledge
    • A list of those attendees who have opted in for information sharing
    • Our gratitude for your support and a special thank you gift (to be determined).

    We welcome contributions from organizations in any amount and propose the following for your consideration:

    • Platinum Sponsorship: $25,000
    • Gold Sponsorship: $15,000
    • Silver Sponsorship: $10,000
    • Bronze Sponsorship: $5,000

    Our goal is to raise a total of $100,000 – any contribution you can make will be welcome.

    If you would like to sponsor this event, please complete and return this sponsorship contract.  Feel free to contact either myself or the IDPro Executive Director, Debbie Mac, should you have any questions or would like to support in another manner.

    Here’s to a healthy happy 2019, amazing progress on the Body of Knowledge, and  your ongoing support!



    PS: I’m sure you further questions and so… here’s a handy FAQ.

    What type of event will the Bash be?

    Currently the ‘event’ is scoped as a two-day morning coffee (Tuesday and Wednesday) gathering, where IDpro members and guests will have an opportunity to meet, sync schedules and interests, and reconnect after a full day of sessions to compare notes. This is subject to change based on venue availability. Another option is an evening social event/activity such as an escape room and reception.

    When will we know if the event will be a go (i.e.viable)?

    We will inform all sponsors by February 12, 2019 (or one week earlier?) if we have sufficient interest for this event. Any funds committed will not be accessed until the event has reached minimum viability.

    What do sponsors receive?

    In addition to the benefits outlined above, Platinum sponsors will be able to place collateral on a tabletop and have their logo(s) printed on promotional items/giveaways.

    What should sponsors provide?

    • A responsive primary point of contact, as the timeframe between soliciting sponsorships and the event itself is short.
    • High resolution logos and company boilerplate
    • Marketing contact (as desired)

    Will you limit the number of sponsors?

    We have a limited number of opportunities for the Platinum sponsorship but have no limits for the other sponsorship levels.

  • 28 Jun 2018 1:59 PM | Deleted user

    A day past the closing of Identiverse (née Cloud Identity Summit) 2018 and IDPro, is already in the news! More to come from us about what we shared and what we learned from this event but in the meantime, read a bit more about developing identity professionals with us and founding member, Olaf Grewe.

  • 21 Jun 2018 8:01 AM | Ian Glazer (Administrator)

    Expo: For the first time, we’ll have a table (#429) at Identiverse in the Expo along with other industry partners.

    Stop by to:

    • Meet with board members (primarily at the welcome reception on Sunday night - 5-7pm, breakfast and lunch)

    • Pick up an IDPro member table-top sign - For members exhibiting at Identiverse or who will be exhibiting at other events

    • Get your IDPro ribbon for your badge

    • Grab some IDPro swag  - stickers, buttons

    • Take a quick break, meet other IDPro members, & recharge your devices.

    HAPPY HOUR: IDPro and one of our members, Omada, will be hosting a happy hour on Monday, June 25th at the SideBar in the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton St.) from 7:15 - 8:15pm. First drink is on us! Please RSVP with Omada or stop by the expo table to register we can ensure adequate accommodations.

    Social Media: Be sure to follow @idpro_org and tag things that you find interesting to #idproTips

    Sessions and Workshops







    9:30 - 11:05am & 2:00 - 3:35pm

    Managers, Steve Hutchinson & Allan Foster

    IOT and ID professionals Track


    10:40 - 11:05am

    Room 312

    Allan Foster

    Data Toxicity




    Andrew Hindle & Ian Glazer

    Our Secret Strengths: The Skills of an Identity Professional


    9:30 - 9:55am

    Room 311

    Lance Peterman

    Revisiting Privileged Access in Today’s Threat Landscape


    10:05 - 10:30am

    Room 311

    Sarah Squire

    I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that: a harm reduction plan for cloud applications


    9:30 - 9:55am

    Room 310

    Lance Peterman

    A Digital Identity Journey in the Life Sciences: Through the Horse’s Ears


    4:00 - 4:25pm

    Room 312

    George Dobbs

    Recognizing Customers at a Distance: An Industrial Age Company’s Journey Toward Trusted Identity


    2:25 - 2:50pm

    Room 304

    Sarah Squire

    Masterclass: Access Management Verifies Enterprise Mobility Management Status of Mobile Device


    4:00 - 4:25pm

    Room 304

    Sarah Squire

    Masterclass: Delegation of Access Management and Trust Elevation for Privileged Access


    4:30 - 4:55pm

    Room 304

    Sarah Squire

    Masterclass: Access Management checks for Cloud Access Security Broker

    And check out the Identity Professionals Track. Monday, June 25th - Room 304

    Start Time

    End Time





    Jon Lehtinen

    Going from Strategy to Execution in Your Enterprise Identity Transformation



    Dave Shields

    Don't Hire an IAM Engineer, Make One!



    Johannes Müller, Olaf Grewe

    Moving Identity Talent Development Beyond the Basics



    Heidi Wachs, Josh Alexander

    Panel: Hot Potato - Should Identity Professionals Own Security?



    Grant Reveal

    SSO as both a Security AND Business tool



    Todd Rossin

    Best Practices for IAM Assessments, Blueprints & Roadmaps



    Arnoldo Mullers, Paul Bedi

    Similarity Cracks the Code on Black Box AI with Explainable Machine Learning in Identity Management

  • 2 Jan 2018 10:27 AM | Sarah Squire (Administrator)

    Before I talk about what IDPro has accomplished this year and where we are headed in 2018, I simply want to say, “Thank you.” Thank you for supporting each other through engaging discussions on the email list and in Slack. Thank you for meeting each other at events around the world and at your local meetups. Thank you for spreading the word about us. Thank you, for without your support there would be no home for the identity professional. Thank you.

    I simply cannot believe that it’s only been 6 months since IDPro was launched. In that time we have:

    • grown to over 250 members with 20 corporate members
    • collaborated with one another on the listserv as well as in Slack. By the way, I am thrilled to see the number of Slack channels grow – we have nearly 20. I am also glad to see the good natured conversations we are having there: supportive, informative, and slightly irreverent – #random I’m looking at you 
    • released our first newsletter and with that a huge thanks to Catherine for writing our first article and a huge thanks to the Editorial Committee for building the newsletter process
    • identified over 50 identity-related Meetup groups around the world
    • curated a list of identity-related conferences, meetups, and webinars to provide a one-stop shop for what’s happening in the industry

    So what does 2018 have instore for us? Our Board met in December (in my dining room) to figure that out. Things that you can look forward to include:

    • IDPro-related content at EIC and Identiverse and more. I’d love to see IDPro pre-conference workshops as well. (Let me know if you are interested in helping!.)
    • More IDPro-content at meetups around the world
    • Enterprise and group membership packages
    • Starting the journey towards certifications

    But the most important destination for us in 2018 is where you want to go. Where do you want see IDPro at the of 2018? What services are you most interested in? As Founding Members, you can participate in our Advisory Board. When we convene the Advisory Board in 2018 — likely around major identity and security events — we want to talk in more depth about what the organization is today and how you’d like to see it grow tomorrow. But don’t wait for those meetings! Please reach out to me or to any of the other board members with suggestions and feedback.

    Lastly, on behalf of the Board, I wish you and your loved ones a very healthy and happy 2018!


  • 16 Sep 2017 11:26 AM | Sarah Squire (Administrator)

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been three months since we formally launched IDPro at CIS. I wanted to take a little time to update everyone on what we’ve been up to.

    As I wrote about a while back, we have seated our Board. We’ve rolled out both a consolidated Events calendar as well as an IAM Meetup calendar. We’ve also started to consolidate links to IAM User Groups around the world, starting here in the US. If you are a corporate member and want to list your events, just drop us note. If you help organize a User Group and want to list it on the site, feel free to reach out. Thank Hutch for his work to pull all of this together!

    Meanwhile, Andi has started to put a framework together to get our newsletter out. The goal is to produce high quality article written by this community for this community. As Andi and the Editorial committee start to get their legs under them, if you want to contribute, please let him know.

    I’m delighted to report that we now stand at nearly 150 individual members; and we are joined by corporate members including ADP, Gigya, Ping Identity, Radiant Logic, and SailPoint.  Welcome!  We look forward to working with you as we develop our organisation.

    I also wanted to share a little about our membership with everyone. As you know, we invite new members to fill out a short survey about themselves and their interests. The bulk of you (49% of respondents so far) learned about IDPro at a conference. Interests in the services IDPro should offer range across professional development and ongoing education to keeping current on identity technology and news to community building. The next services respondents have asked for include learning materials (29%), monthly newsletter (19%), weekly news clipping and quarterly webinars (both at 17%).

    The majority of our membership are between the ages of 35 and 54. Our membership is primarily white and primarily male. I am heartened to see that 38% of us are not LGBTQ but identify as an Ally. As an industry we have work to do to increase diversity but I know we can do this.

    To me the most important thing IDPro can do is help strengthen our community. There are upcoming meetups in Hartford, Chicago, Charlotte, and Providence – events you can go to meet your peers. Another way we can strengthen our community is through discourse; our discussion mailing list is there for that very purpose. From discussion the recent catastrophic breach to social events to ask for advice, we should continue to use the mailing list as a safe space to talk, to learn, and to share.

    If you have any feedback for us following our first three months of operation, please email me. I look forward to hearing from you!

  • 28 Jun 2017 11:20 AM | Sarah Squire (Administrator)

    New non-profit association will define, support and improve the digital identity profession globally, with support from Gigya, Ping Identity, Sailpoint and Salesforce

    WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 28, 2017 – A new association for identity management professionals was announced today, with more than 400 industry professionals already pledging membership. IDPro is an open, global non-profit industry association created to define, support and improve the digital identity profession through knowledge sharing, mentoring, education and certification.

    “Identity management is — along with privacy and security — a crucial component for modern business. Each has important roles to play in digital transformation, IoT and data protection use cases,” said Ian Glazer, IDPro president, and vice president for identity, Salesforce. “The multi-billion dollar identity management industry is long overdue for a professional organization of its own that provides identity professionals a place to learn, share and grow. IDPro will be that organization, providing services and accreditation for identity management professionals around the world.”  

    A Brief History of IDPro
    Glazer’s speech Professionalization of the Identity Industry, delivered at the 2016 European Identity Conference, was the catalyst for conversations that led to the founding of IDPro. In response to the speech, the Kantara Initiative established a pledge campaign to gauge industry interest in a digital identity management professional association. Over 400 professionals pledged support in just under 90 days. After a one-year incubation period with Kantara, IDPro has launched as an independent association. Identity and Access Management Industry leaders including Gigya, Ping Identity, SailPoint and Salesforce are among IDPro’s founding organizational members. IDPro has also entered into a mutual collaboration agreement for content, community and training at Identiverse, the renamed Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), an annual conference for identity professionals.

    “Identity is now at the core of every major strategic business initiative — from moving to the cloud to empowering the globally distributed workforce,” said Andre Durant, Identiverse host and Ping Identity CEO and founder. “To support this massive shift within the enterprise, Ping Identity is committed to sponsoring initiatives — like IDPro and Identiverse — that bring together the brightest minds across the identity and security industry.”

    Joining IDPro and Professional Industry Accreditation
    Individual and organizational membership opportunities are offered by IDPro to identity professionals and sponsoring organizations. Three levels of participation are available for organizations, including Affiliate, Advocate and Champion. Over time, accreditation criteria for practicing digital identity management professionals will be set by the IDPro Governance Board and reviewed annually. For more IDPro information clickhere or info@idpro.org.

    Additional Industry Support For IDPro

    “Gigya is excited to become a founder member of IDPro. As a leading Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) provider, Gigya is committed to the establishment and cultivation of an identity professionals community. We share IDPro’s notion that identity practitioners have been without a professional organization for too long. We are happy to support the effort to help identity professionals define, improve and learn more about their trade. This effort will also allow identity professionals to be united in voicing their opinion on identity-related issues globally and to work towards their common interests.”
    -Eyal Magen, Chief Strategy Officer, Gigya

    “SailPoint is proud to be a founding member of IDPro. Building a professional community in this important area of specialization is a significant step in the right direction. Identity and access management is now at the center of enterprise security, so building a professional body for it is a key next step.”
    -Darran Rolls, chief technology and chief information security officer, SailPoint

    “We are excited to work with IDPro to continue strengthening digital identity across the globe.  The concept of building an organization of digital identity practitioners is long overdue – like the security, privacy and business disciplines, identity professionals need to come together and set the agenda for digital transformation. SecureKey is a pioneer for consumer digital identity and we’re excited to help organizations formalize the importance of identity in a modern digital economy.”
    -Andre Boysen, Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey Technologies

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