Quanterion Solutions is an Identity Management Day Champion
Identity Management Day aims to educate business leaders, IT decision makers, and the public about the importance of managing and securing digital identities.
Quanterion Solutions announced that it will participate as a champion/resource provider in the second annual “Identity Management Day,” an annual awareness event that takes place on the second Tuesday of April.
Identity Management Day
Founded by the Identity Defined Security Alliance and supported by the National Cybersecurity Alliance, the mission of Identity Management Day is to educate business leaders, IT decision makers and the public on the importance of identity management and key components including governance, identity-centric security best practices, processes, and technologies, with a special focus on the dangers of not properly securing identities and access credentials.
“The goal of Identity Management Day is to raise awareness, share best practices, and inspire individuals and organizations of all sizes to act, so that failure to implement basic identity management best practices doesn’t result in the next headline breach,” said Julie Smith, executive director of the IDSA.
Quanterion Solutions’ involvement
To support this initiative, Quanterion Solutions is a registered Identity Management Day Champion and will be providing resources and tips for protecting digital identities.
“Small businesses often struggle to develop and implement a plan for securing their identities due to a lack of time and resources,” said John Reade, Information Systems Director at Quanterion Solutions. “A strategy for securing digital identities may involve identification of the need; planning, developing, testing and implementing the response; and finally, monitoring and maintaining the procedures and any software used. Those steps can become overwhelming for small businesses with staff shortages, small budgets or limited time. However, securing identities can be tackled one project at a time.”
Quanterion Solutions will be helping small organizations fill in the gaps with identity management education and resources.
“Setting up multi-factor authentication, using password managers, creating processes for identity data management, and scheduling automatic updates are all a great place to start,” Reade said.
The relevance of identity management today
Julie Smith, executive director of the IDSA, expounded on the importance of identity management in protecting against data breaches.
“The reality is that the data breaches you frequently read about are most often a result of identity abuse, such as SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, the list goes on,” Smith said. “These breaches often leverage poor identity management, such as weak passwords, not leveraging multi-factor authentication and single sign-on, leaving standing privileges open, and orphaned accounts.”
To learn more about and get involved in Identity Management Day 2022, please visit www.identitymanagementday.org.
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