#HumanFactor 11 – Ransomware, cybersecurity culture, and IGA

by Vladislov Shapiro The end of May and beginning of June were dominated by the news about ransomware attacks on […]

Embracing Uncertainty: IDPro’s Plan for 2021

It seems that “uncertain” was a ubiquitous word used to describe nearly everything in 2020. We recognize that the world […]

Getting to Know IDPro: An Interview with Greg Smith, Chairman of the IDPro Editorial Committee

The “Getting to Know IDPro” blog series is back with Greg Smith, Chairman of the IDPro Editorial Committee. Greg discussed […]

IDPro’s® BoK Rounds Out Its First Year with Issue #4

We recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the IDPro Body of Knowledge (BoK), but don’t put away your party […]

Exploring the Continued Impact of COVID on the Identity Landscape

2020 required some fairly drastic changes to nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Along with individual challenges, businesses both […]

Celebrating the IDPro Body of Knowledge One Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since the launch of the IDPro Body of Knowledge (BoK). We […]

The Results Are In! 2020 IDPro® Skills and Program Survey

Each year, IDPro distributes a Skills and Program Survey to better understand the demographic of the identity industry, the needs [...]

IDSA and NCSA Announce “Identity Management Day”

By Lance Peterman It sometimes seems there is a holiday for everything these days. From National Donut Day (mark your […]

Let’s Gather Together…in a socially distanced, virtual sort of way

IDPro members have been hosting a Virtual MeetUp each month this year to gather as a community since we are […]

Getting to Know IDPro

An Interview with George Dobbs, Board Member and Chairman of the IDPro Body of Knowledge Committee  Last month, we sat […]

Join IDPro Public Plenary and Happy Hour at Identiverse Virtual 2020!

Identiverse Virtual has been a great experience so far, with sessions from IDPro members such as “The Skills and Experiences […]

Getting to Know IDPro – Heather Flanagan, Body of Knowledge Editor

We recently sat down with Heather Flanagan, the person responsible for editing and managing the development of IDPro’s Body of […]

IDPro at Identiverse Virtual 2020 (Part II)

Don’t miss IDPro member presentations!   Due to travel restrictions and in the best interests of attendees, Identiverse 2020 is being […]

Dating Apps & Digital Identity During a Pandemic

In our article “Dating, Drones and Digital Identity,” we explored the need for identity verification within internet dating sites and […]

Considering Identity Management in Higher Education…During a Pandemic

At the 2018 Identiverse® conference, IDPro member Dedra Chamberlin, founder and CEO of Cirrus Identity, gave a presentation exploring the […]

Bot Identity

IDPro Editorial Committee It is likely that IDPro members are grappling with providing identity and access management services to a […]

How to Train an Identity Engineer

It is no secret that filling technical Identity & Access Management roles in today’s job market is not an easy […]

SameSite: how upcoming browser changes will affect common identity scenarios

Today’s protocols and identity practices for web applications are layered on top of HTTP and browser behaviors, which have remained […]

2019 Skills and Programs Survey

Executive Summary Starting in 2018, IDPro executed two annual skills surveys in order to share with the digital identity management […]

So You Think You Can Two-Factor?

If every year is The Year of PKI, then when exactly was The Year of Two-Factor Authentication? Was it 2012, […]

My Phone Is My Password

Everyone has a smartphone (in fact, many have more than one). Nobody wants to remember yet another password. Surely the […]

Moving Beyond OAuth 2 With Transactional Authorization

Everywhere you look on the internet today, the chances are good that you’ll see an API-driven application. And where you […]

Blurring the Boundaries between IAM and CIAM

Hi! As a follow-up from my presentation at Identiverse, I wanted to share my thoughts about the blurring boundaries between […]

Experience Matters

It’s a well-established fact that experiences color our reactions.  A good experience can turn a chore into something delightful. A […]

How to Build an IAM Group

All I Needed to Know I Learned from Clooney, Pitt, and Damon: Using Ocean’s Eleven to Start an Identity Community […]

Sign in with Apple – A New Major Social Login

On June 3rd during Apple’s WWDC 2019, Craig Federighi, Senior VP, Software Engineering for Apple revealed a new social login […]

Identiverse Roundup

Identiverse® is IDPro’s ‘home’ event – an opportunity to get together with colleagues across the industry and to learn from […]

Why the Identity Industry Needs Diversity…

The diversity issue in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively known as STEM, is well documented. In a report from […]

Authorisation: Practices and Politics

“I can’t do authorisation – it’s way too close to the business.” This quote, ventured by a colleague, exemplifies both […]

EIC 2019 and Identiverse Preview

During the third week of May Identerati from all over the world converged upon Munich for the 13th KuppingerCole European […]

Why WebAuthn and FlDO2 have a good chance to replace passwords

Nobody likes passwords. Users don’t like passwords because they are hard to remember and every system seems to have a […]

The Rise of Bots IDPro Episode IX

Cast of Characters         (In Order of Appearance) Narrator/Inquisitor:                 […]

Venndentity: The Virtuous Circle of the Identity Professional

Back in the mists of time, when I was taking my first steps in the identity industry, a wise person […]

Different Needs, Different Perspectives, Different Mental Models

By Joe Andrieu <joe@legreq.com>  Three wise strangers: a rabbi, a Buddhist, and an atheist, walk into a bar… It sounds […]

Identity: A Foundation for Privacy

A robust digital identity architecture is fundamental to good security.  As digital identity professionals, we frequently work closely with security […]

Identity Management in Higher Ed – A Different Kind of Enterprise

Colleges and Universities appear a lot like other businesses on the surface. They have large employee populations, lots of customers, […]

So you want to climb a mountain…

Let’s say that you get it in your head to do something big, something complex, something that has a fair […]

Radio Tuning: Turn up your chances of writing a successful speaking proposal

Key Elements to writing a successful proposal for a conference/speaking opportunity. It is the time of year when industry conferences […]

Internet2 TIER: A Community-Sourced IAM Suite

Nicholas RoyDirector of Technology and StrategyInCommon / Internet2 Trust and Identity Services Internet2 is a member-owned organization which provides high-performance […]

2018 – The Year of PAM

Ken Robertson Change is constant in the IT security industry, but one thing that remains the same is attackers abusing […]

Finding Balance

If you come from a software engineering background, the tradeoff between requirements, quality and delivery dates is one you’ll be […]

IDPro Completes Body of Knowledge Survey

The purpose of this survey was to gather additional points of view to facilitate the development of a body of […]

Identiverse Recap

Identiverse is always overwhelming. So many sessions. So many people. So many great conversations. But this year’s was especially so. […]

Dating, Drones and Digital Identity

David Birch There’s a bit of a row going on about social media and bots. The noted entrepreneur Mark Cuban, […]

EIC Roundup

Let me start this report with an important announcement: we’re updating our privacy policies…. Just kidding!  But I’m sure your […]

How to Identify and Claim your Top IAM Funding Drivers

Dan Blum Identity Professionals often struggle to identify and obtain funding for improvements they believe are critical to the business. […]