05 Apr Back To Business I.T. to Participate in First-Ever ‘Identity Management Day’ April 13, 2021
Identity Management Day, founded by the Identity Defined Security Alliance, aims to educate and engage business leaders and I.T. decision makers on the intersection of identity management and security
Beavercreek, OH — Back To Business I.T. today announced that it will participate in the first ever ‘Identity Management Day,’ an annual awareness event that will take place on the second Tuesday in April each year. The inaugural Identity Management Day will be held on April 13, 2021.
Founded by the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), the mission of Identity Management Day is to educate business leaders and IT decision makers on the importance of identity management and key components including governance, identity-centric security best practices, processes, and technology, with a special focus on the dangers of not properly securing identities and access credentials.
In addition, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) will provide guidance for consumers, to ensure that their online identities are protected through security awareness, best practices, and readily-available technologies.
To support this exciting initiative as a champion, Back To Business I.T. will be sharing information about ways to safeguard your identity online as well as resources available to individuals and organizations.
“Raising awareness around identity management is especially critical after a barrage of identity-based breaches made headlines in the past year, including Twitter, Marriott, and Nintendo. In fact, research by the IDSA reveals that 79% of organizations have experienced an identity-related security breach in the last two years, and 99% believe their identity-related breaches were preventable,” said Julie Smith, Executive Director of the IDSA.
Smith continued, “Compounding this, the ongoing pandemic has accelerated digital transformation initiatives that support changes in how we work and how we live day-to-day, putting organizations at greater risk. Our hope is that Identity Management Day will result in higher prioritization of identity security and, as a result, fewer data breaches in 2021 and beyond. We are grateful for all of the support from IDSA and NCSA member companies and the broader industry to further this mission.”
“Identity-related cybercrimes are nothing new, but the methods that hostile actors are using have changed tremendously,” said Tyler Greenwood, Vice President of Back To Business I.T. “Phishing and identity spoofing are tactics that cybercriminals are using to get people to give up information that’s then used to compromise systems. It’s happening everywhere and unfortunately many people and businesses aren’t taking proper precautions and are paying the price.”
“Identity management isn’t just about passwords anymore”, Tyler added, “It’s about people. Making sure users are trained to recognize maleficence is potentially the most critical factor keeping their identity and credentials safe.”
Back To Business I.T. offers customizable managed services designed to improve your business operations. Whether you have straightforward technology requirements or complex technical needs, Back To Business I.T. offers a full suite of managed services and solutions that can bring value to your operations and solve your technology challenges. One of our most popular services – Security Awareness Training – offers custom-built company-specific campaigns to train employees on cybersecurity risks. We craft and deploy simulated phishing campaigns to test employee awareness and provide resources to strengthen their understanding and increase cyber resiliency.
About the Identity Defined Security Alliance
The IDSA is a group of identity and security vendors, solution providers, and practitioners that acts as an independent source of thought leadership, expertise, and practical guidance on identity centric approaches to security for technology professionals. The IDSA is a nonprofit that facilitates community collaboration to help organizations reduce risk by providing education, best practices, and resources.
To learn more about and get involved in Identity Management Day 2021, please visit www.identitymanagementday.org and check out #IDMgmtDay on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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