Identity At The Center

Identity At The Center

By Identity At The Center
Identity At The Center is all about identity security in the context of identity and access management (IAM). With a combined 30+ years of IAM experience, hosts Jim McDonald and Jeff Steadman bring you news and topics about the identity management industry. Do you know who has access to what?

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Identity At The Center #46 – The 2020 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management
Jim and Jeff talk about some of the findings in the recently released 2020 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management. Grab the report from any of these leading vendors (in alphabetical order): BeyondTrust: https://www.beyondtrust.com/resources/whitepapers/kuppingercole-leadership-compass-privilege-management CyberArk: https://lp.cyberark.com/kuppingercole-leadership-compass-pam-2020.html Thycotic: https://thycotic.com/why-thycotic/analysts-opinions/kuppingercole-leadership-compass-report/ Identiverse 2020 Conference Link: https://identiverse.com/ Connect with Jim and Jeff on LinkedIn here: Jeff Steadman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffsteadman/ Jim McDonald: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmcdonaldpmp/ Email the show at questions@identityatthecenter.com or send us a message on LinkedIn. Brought to you by identropy.com
56:19
June 1, 2020
Identity At The Center #45 - The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
Jim and Jeff talk about some of the findings in the recently released 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (link below). Report link: https://enterprise.verizon.com/resources/reports/dbir/ Identiverse 2020 Conference Link: https://identiverse.com/ Connect with us on LinkedIn: Jeff Steadman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffsteadman/ Jim McDonald: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmcdonaldpmp/ Email your questions, suggestions, and topic requests to the show at questions@identityatthecenter.com Brought to you by identropy.com
50:08
May 25, 2020
Identity At The Center #44 - IDSA Report-Identity A Work In Progress
Jim and Jeff talk about some of the findings in the recently released Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) report "Identity Security: A Work In Progress" Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
35:01
May 18, 2020
Identity At The Center #43 - Passwords and Phishing in the COVID Era
Jim and Jeff talk about passwords for World Password Day (May 6th) and a Barracuda Networks commissioned study about the security concerns businesses are seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
42:59
May 11, 2020
Identity At The Center #42 - Ron's IAM Program Framework
Jim and Jeff talk with Ron about the IAM program framework he is developing and some of the challenges some organizations face when it comes to IAM context and operations. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
37:39
May 4, 2020
Identity At The Center #41 - Server Access Management 101 with Paul
Jim and Jeff talk with Paul Volosen from Centrify about the IAM concepts used to secure server access. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
51:44
April 27, 2020
Identity At The Center #40 - IAM ROI
Jim and Jeff talk about how to develop a Return on Investment (ROI) strategy when it comes to IAM. Link to Auth0 Forrester report we discuss: https://auth0.com/forrester-total-economic-impact/ Risk Management Concepts: https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/category/certifications-training/cissp/domains/security-and-risk-management/cissp-risk-management-concepts/ Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
39:56
April 20, 2020
Identity At The Center #39 - Digital Transformation and CIAM
Jim and Jeff talk about how consumer/customer IAM (CIAM) is a fundamental part of a digital transformation strategy. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
42:32
April 13, 2020
Identity At The Center #38 - Data Privacy Regulations are Dead On Arrival with Richard Bird
Jim and Jeff talk with Richard Bird, Chief Customer Information Officer at Ping Identity, about data privacy and why data privacy regulations are dead on arrival. LinkedIn article by Richard: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/data-privacy-joke-your-town-nation-richard-bird/ Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
50:44
April 6, 2020
Identity At The Center #37 - Access Management with Andy
Jim and Jeff talk with Andy Clark, Principal Consultant at Okta, about access management including the why's of OIDC and SAML, scopes, and flows. To register for the free virtual Oktane 2020 conference, visit https://www.oktane20.com/ Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
36:11
March 30, 2020
Identity At The Center #36 - Assessing CIAM Maturity
Jim and Jeff talk about how assessing CIAM (customer/consumer identity & access management) can be different than an enterprise IAM assessment. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
50:13
March 23, 2020
Identity At The Center #35 - Managing IAM Through A Pandemic
Jim and Jeff talk about the current global health situation and things to consider from an IAM perspective. Jeff also finds a way to talk baseball with Jim as it relates to the Houston Astros and their brute force hacking of pitchers and catchers for the last few seasons (allegedly). Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
45:51
March 16, 2020
Identity At The Center #34 - Managing IAM Risk with Esteban
Jim and Jeff talk with Esteban about the approach he takes in managing IAM risk for his organization. The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Position Paper: The Three Lines Of Defense In Effective Risk Management And Control Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
35:40
March 9, 2020
Identity At The Center #33 - IAM for IoT
Jim and Jeff talk about a topic suggested by listener Kerem B.; How to approach IAM for IoT (Internet of Things). For more IoT Security info, visit www.iotsecurityfoundation.org Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
29:12
March 2, 2020
Identity At The Center #32 - Talking IAM with Binod at Ilantus
Jim and Jeff talk with Binod Singh, Founder and CEO of Ilantus Technologies, about where the IAM market was, is, might go, and why the mid-market space for IAM is hot right now. For more information about Ilantus, visit ilantus.com. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
43:20
February 24, 2020
Identity At The Center #31 - Confusing and Misleading IAM Terms
Jim and Jeff talk about some of the terminologies that can be misleading in the IAM space if people are not on the same page. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
45:21
February 17, 2020
Identity At The Center #30 - Biggest Challenges of CIAM
Jim and Jeff talk about some of the biggest challenges organizations (and vendors) face when implementing a Consumer/Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) program and technology. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
36:21
February 10, 2020
Identity At The Center #29 - Big Game IAM Chat With Katy, Amanda, and Marcie
Jim and Jeff visit with their friends Katy, Amanda, and Marcie at Winterfell (aka Stevens Point, WI) to talk about why the 49ers will beat the Chiefs, why the Chiefs will beat the 49ers, how they got into the IAM space, and what they wish the business knew about IAM. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
47:52
February 3, 2020
Identity At The Center #28 - IAM Metrics
Jim and Jeff talk about why IAM metrics are important and some ideas for the basic reporting of an IAM program. This was sparked by a recent Forbes article titled "Nine Cybersecurity Metrics Every CEO Should Track" which is worth checking out. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
31:55
January 27, 2020
Identity At The Center #27 - What makes a good IAM Program Manager
We are back and ready to tackle 2020! In the first episode of this decade, Jim and Jeff talk about what it takes to be a good IAM program manager as well as some of the mistakes they made in their IAM careers and mistakes they see organizations making today. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
52:33
January 20, 2020
Identity At The Center #25 - IAM in Monterrey with Arturo
In the final episode of 2019, Jeff talks with Arturo Cordoba, Senior Advisor on the Cyber Security team with CEMEX in Mexico. They discuss the PEMEX ransomware attack, the ups & downs Arturo experienced with his IAM program this year and starting an IAM group in the Monterrey, Mexico area. If you are in the Monterrey area and want to be part of the group, reach out to Arturo on LinkedIn! Jim and Jeff hope you have a happy holiday season and will be back in January 2020 with new episodes. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
26:15
December 20, 2019
Identity At The Center #24 - 2019 Gartner IAM Summit Recap
Jim and Jeff talk recap their time in Las Vegas at the 2019 Gartner IAM Summit. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
47:39
December 13, 2019
Identity At The Center #23 - Gartner IAM Summit Preview
Jim and Jeff talk about the upcoming Gartner IAM Summit in Las Vegas and some of the sessions they think they will find interesting. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
40:25
December 6, 2019
Identity At The Center #22 - A Very IAM Thanksgiving
Jim and Jeff share what IAM things they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season with some contributions from the Identropy team and LinkedIn. Thanks to all who listen and share the show. Happy Thanksgiving! Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
42:27
November 29, 2019
Identity At The Center #21 - Creating An IAM Strategy
Jim and Jeff have a conversation about creating IAM strategies, who to involve, and how to craft the message. Gartner Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment (CARTA) video link. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
37:24
November 22, 2019
Identity At The Center #20 - Blockchain with Mike from idRamp
Jim and Jeff have a conversation with Mike Vesey from idRamp about what blockchain is and how it is affecting the IAM world. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
43:50
November 15, 2019
Identity At The Center #19 - IGA Product Trends
Jim and Jeff return to their respective home bases for a "normal" episode where they talk about recent trends in IGA products they are seeing. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
43:02
November 8, 2019
Identity At The Center #18 - IAM Family Feud with the Identropy Team
We have a little something different this week. In this special episode, Jim and Jeff take the show on the road for the Identropy company meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida. An IAM version of Family Feud was played and recorded live in front of the entire Identropy team. The Identropy team took their shot at answering questions like: "How do you measure the effectiveness of an IAM program?" "What is a common mistake our customers make when implementing an IAM system? "What kind of alcoholic beverage would Identropy be?" Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
39:11
November 1, 2019
Identity At The Center #17: IAM Surprises
In this episode, Jim and Jeff talk about some of the surprising IAM things they have seen in their consulting careers. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
38:38
October 25, 2019
Identity At The Center #16: The 2019 Gartner IGA Magic Quadrant
In this episode, Jim and Jeff discuss the recently released Gartner Identity Governance & Administration Magic Quadrant. Visit any of the IGA leaders (SailPoint, Savyint, Omada, IBM, or One Identity) and you can probably get a copy via their homepage in exchange for your contact info. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
38:35
October 18, 2019
Identity At The Center #15: The IAM Garbage Plate
In this episode, Jim and Jeff have a bit of an IAM garbage plate of random items in honor of their visit to Rochester, NY. There is some IT Service Management (ITSM) and service catalog talk along with a smattering of other items. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
36:58
October 11, 2019
Identity At The Center #14.2: KuppingerCole Consumer Identity World Conference Part 2
In this episode, Jim and Jeff recap the KuppingerCole Consumer Identity World conference in Seattle, WA. Part 2 of 2. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
38:43
October 4, 2019
Identity At The Center #14.1: KuppingerCole Consumer Identity World Conference Part 1
In this episode, Jim and Jeff talk about the first day of the KuppingerCole Consumer Identity World conference in Seattle, WA. Part 1 of 2. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
38:18
October 2, 2019
Identity At The Center #13 - Conference Attendance Strategy with Jaime
In this episode, Jim and Jeff talk with special guest Jaime Lewis-Gross, Global Director of Solution Strategy at Saviynt, about how they pick which conferences to attend, how they figure out which sessions to attend, and their personal strategies for conference swag collection. Top IAM Conferences: RSA Conference Identiverse Gartner IAM Summit Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
29:00
September 27, 2019
Identity At The Center #12: Battling the Resistance
For this episode, Jim and Jeff talk about how to identify and battle against resistance to change that can happen when introducing IAM to an organization. Top 12 Reasons Why People Resist Change: https://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/change-management/12-reasons-why-people-resist-change/ Top 10 Common Pitfalls Of An IAM Program: https://www.identropy.com/blog/new-ebook-top-10-common-pitfalls-of-an-iam-program Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
40:06
September 20, 2019
Identity At The Center #11: Managing IAM in the Hybrid Cloud
On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk with Morgan McNamara, a member of Identropy's crack engineering team, about a question submitted by listener Neil on approaches to manage identities across multiple cloud environments. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
36:41
September 13, 2019
Identity At The Center #10 - South of the Border with Arturo Cordoba
On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk with Arturo Cordoba, Senior Advisor on the Cyber Security team with Cemex in Mexico, about the differences in IAM in Mexico compared to the United States, building IAM teams, and a hint of blockchain identity use cases. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com.
43:08
September 6, 2019
Identity At The Center #9: Authentication Talk with Mario from Callsign
On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk with Mario Dusaj, solutions architect at Callsign.com, about his thoughts around creating a good authentication experience. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message or email us at questions@identityatthecenter.com
35:40
August 30, 2019
Identity At The Center #8: Talking IAM with Ash Motiwala
On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk with Ash Motiwala, Managing Partner at Identropy, about the history of Identropy, current IAM trends, and the future of IAM. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message
38:51
August 23, 2019
Identity At The Center #7: How the IAM Value Proposition Has Changed
On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk with Luis Almeida, VP of Business Development at Identropy, about how the value proposition for IAM has changed over the years. You can read his take here. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message
45:01
August 16, 2019
Identity At The Center #6: Black Hat 2019
Warshipping, US military CAC's on the way out, and how to identify Deepfakes... all topics of discussion brought to the table by Jeff who has his boots on the ground at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message
33:13
August 9, 2019
Identity At The Center #5: What Just Left Your Wallet?
On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk about the recent news regarding the Capital One data breach and what might have been the motivations behind the incident. They also reference this video when talking about man in the middle attacks against two-factor authentication. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message
28:30
August 2, 2019
Identity At The Center #4: The Circle of (IGA) Life
On this episode, Jim talks with Jeff about his idea in an upcoming article he is writing about the IGA lifecycle: Approve - Provision - Collect - Verify Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message
30:47
July 26, 2019
Identity At The Center #3: Healthcare IAM, MFA, and PAM Oh My!
On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk about Kacy Zurkus' article "Healthcare Organizations Too Confident in Cybersecurity" for InfoSecurity Magazine  and why multi-factor authentication (MFA) isn't more widely adopted. Jeff also poses a question to Jim: Do you choose MFA or Privileged Access Management (PAM) first if you can only do one? Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message
32:52
July 19, 2019
Identity At The Center #2: Getting into the sexy world of IAM
With Jim on vacation this week, Jeff has called up Fletcher Edington as a pinch hitter. Fletcher talks about his path from college intern to IAM implementation engineer to IAM sales. They also talk about how to get young talent into the IAM space to solve the UI and design challenges of the future. Brought to you by identropy.com Want to join the conversation? Leave us a message here: anchor.fm/identity-at-the-center/message
31:05
July 12, 2019
Identity At The Center #1: Introduction to an IAM Strategy Framework
It's our first one! Hosts Jim McDonald and Jeff Steadman have a combined 30 years of experience in the identity and access management field. In this episode, they talk about how to create identity and access management strategies to better secure your organization. Brought to you by identropy.com ***Correction - In this episode, we mention our friend Mario. He works at Callsign and not Transmit Security. Sorry, Mario!***
37:38
July 2, 2019