Larger, consolidated Identity and Access departments are emerging under either the CTO or CSO, as organisations attempt to realise the potential of digital business processes. Their people thus receive foundational training focused on a CTO or CSO agenda, but a clear I&A curriculum is missing. This talk will outline the challenges this implies in terms of talent acquisition and productivity. We will further provide ideas for crowdsourcing an I&A-focused curriculum and how to structure it for delivery.
New global regulations and daily reports of security breaches have elevated the need for organizations to develop identity professionals. It’s a difficult practice to learn, however, as most ID pros developed their skills through tribal knowledge ... usually by first learning a particular vendor product and then backing into the art of identity management. The lack of an established curriculum continues to restrict the growth of our industry. The new IDPro organization seeks to change that by developing not just a community of experts, but also a comprehensive Book of Knowledge, and eventual certification, for identity management. IDPro Board member Steve “Hutch” Hutchinson will discuss the organization’s current efforts and share some the work done to date.
When you aren’t too busy provisioning users, running access certification campaigns, setting up federations, enabling social sign-on, managing privileged accounts, and all of the other critical tasks you do, you might ask yourself: What is the professional of identity management? What does it mean to be an identity management professional? How do I become better at what I do? How do I make my identity-related programs more successful? In this panel, identity professionals will discuss their experiences and opinions on what it means to be an identity management professional. Panelist will discuss topics such as professional and skills development. Attendees will also learn about IDPro, the identity management professional organization, and the benefits it provides.