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Identity Management Day, founded by the Identity Defined Security Alliance, aims to educate and engage business leaders and IT decision-makers on the intersection of identity management and security.

BUI is pleased to announce that it will participate in the first Identity Management Day, an annual awareness event that will take place on the second Tuesday in April every year. The inaugural Identity Management Day will be held on 13 April 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 better protected through security awareness, best practices, and readily available technologies.

“Raising awareness around identity management is especially critical after a barrage of identity-based breaches made headlines in the past year,” said Julie Smith, the executive director of the IDSA. “In fact, research by the IDSA reveals that 79 percent of organisations have experienced an identity-related breach in the last two years, and 99 percent believe their identity-related breaches were preventable.”

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 organisations at greater risk. Our hope is that Identity Management Day will result in higher prioritisation of identity security and, as a result, fewer data breaches in 2021 and beyond. We are grateful for all of the support from the IDSA and NCSA member companies, and the broader industry, to further this mission.”

BUI is proud to be an Identity Management Day Champion Organisation alongside leading technology companies from around the world. “It’s imperative for businesses to have identity and access management strategies that can stand up to the modern threat landscape,” said BUI Managing Director Ryan Roseveare. “Identity Management Day is an opportunity to put your own IAM policies under the microscope, to improve them where necessary, and to educate your teams about the importance of identity security.”

To support Identity Management Day on 13 April, BUI will share identity and security resources (including how-to tips and tutorials) on its Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages.

Learn more about Identity Management Day on the official website, or check out the #IDMgmtDay and #BeIdentitySmart hashtags on social media.

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