Identity Management Blog

In our final blog post of 2019, we wanted to share some great news. Identropy has been named by CIO Review as one of the Top 10 Consulting/Service Companies in 2019 for Identity Governance and Administration. See the review HERE or their article with Victor Barris, our Co-Founder and one of our Managing Partners HERE. We here at Identropy hope all of our blog subscribers have a great holiday season and wonderful New Year!  We'll see you in 2020!
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One thing I love about Identropy is our annual in-person company meeting. It’s a time to build camaraderie with new colleagues and rekindle relationships that have grown over the years. Identropy alumni who are reading this – YES, we still tell stories that include you! This year we met in October, in Clearwater Beach, Florida and we lucked out with the weather. While our meetings were held ...
Are you about to embark on a journey in the world of Identity? Or are you looking to atone for past IAM or IAG sins? If so, once you have an IAM Roadmap in place, one of the first steps we recommend our customers to thoroughly think through is IAM Roles & Responsibilities. In general, there are 5 bodies a good identity program will assemble: an IAM Advisory Committee, IAM Project Team, IAM Core ...
Identity and access management (IAM) has a problem. Something that I don't really see covered. It has very little to do with technology, standards, processes, and even budgets. I find myself in the sweltering Washington, DC heat and humidity at the identity-focused Identiverse conference. I see a lot of familiar faces that make the routine identity conference circuit. The vast majority of us have ...
We are thrilled to present our first podcast! 
 
Building consensus for your IAM program and turning it into an enterprisewide initiative is critical to its success. Our team recently had an onsite meeting with the CIO, CSO, CTO and ten or so other key players to review our joint progress on their IAM implementation. We reported that we were on task and under budget but that we had identified a significant risk to the project. The risk we were ...
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is hard and you shouldn’t have to go it alone. To be successful, you need the backing of the organization from all levels. One of the biggest pitfalls to avoid is the loss of momentum and support for a program. It’s a real risk and can create significant challenges as IAM is a long haul item. It lasts years and is never truly “done.” A good IAM program manager ...
It's a new year and a great time to refactor and refocus your identity and access management (IAM) program and strategy. To do it right, you need to have executive sponsorship, engagement, and organizational consensus. Do you have all 3 of these going into your IAM program this year?  
The other day I went to visit a prospect who was evaluating vendors for a digital transformation project. The person heading up the project was a Senior Program Manager. She was clearly very capable – one of those people who are change agents within an organization. As soon as I walked in I could tell that she had rolled up her sleeves and was on a mission to accomplish great things. I was ...