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Identity At The Center

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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?Brought… read more

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Identity At The Center #36 - Assessing CIAM Maturity

March 23rd, 2020

50:13

Jim and Jeff talk about how assessing CIAM (customer/consumer identity & access management) can be different than an enterprise IAM assessment.

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Identity At The Center #35 - Managing IAM Through A Pandemic

March 16th, 2020

45:51

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 …

Identity At The Center #34 - Managing IAM Risk with Esteban

March 9th, 2020

35:40

Jim and Jeff talk with Esteban about the approach he takes in managing IAM risk for his organization.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) …

Identity At The Center #33 - IAM for IoT

March 2nd, 2020

29:12

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

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Identity At The Center #32 - Talking IAM with Binod at Ilantus

February 24th, 2020

43:20

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 …

Identity At The Center #31 - Confusing and Misleading IAM Terms

February 17th, 2020

45:21

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.

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Identity At The Center #30 - Biggest Challenges of CIAM

February 10th, 2020

36:21

Jim and Jeff talk about some of the biggest challenges organizations (and vendors) face when implementing a Consumer/Customer Identity & Access …

Identity At The Center #29 - Big Game IAM Chat With Katy, Amanda, and Marcie

February 3rd, 2020

47:52

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, …

Identity At The Center #28 - IAM Metrics

January 27th, 2020

31:55

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 …

Identity At The Center #27 - What makes a good IAM Program Manager

January 20th, 2020

52:33

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 …

Identity At The Center #25 - IAM in Monterrey with Arturo

December 20th, 2019

26:15

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 …

Identity At The Center #24 - 2019 Gartner IAM Summit Recap

December 13th, 2019

47:39

Jim and Jeff talk recap their time in Las Vegas at the 2019 Gartner IAM Summit.

Brought to you by identropy.com

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Identity At The Center #23 - Gartner IAM Summit Preview

December 6th, 2019

40:25

Jim and Jeff talk about the upcoming Gartner IAM Summit in Las Vegas and some of the sessions they think they will find interesting.

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Identity At The Center #22 - A Very IAM Thanksgiving

November 29th, 2019

42:27

Jim and Jeff share what IAM things they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season with some contributions from the Identropy team and LinkedIn. …

Identity At The Center #21 - Creating An IAM Strategy

November 22nd, 2019

37:24

Jim and Jeff have a conversation about creating IAM strategies, who to involve, and how to craft the message.

Gartner Continuous Adaptive Risk and …

Identity At The Center #20 - Blockchain with Mike from idRamp

November 15th, 2019

43:50

Jim and Jeff have a conversation with Mike Vesey from idRamp about what blockchain is and how it is affecting the IAM world.

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Identity At The Center #19 - IGA Product Trends

November 8th, 2019

43:02

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

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Identity At The Center #18 - IAM Family Feud with the Identropy Team

November 1st, 2019

39:11

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 …

Identity At The Center #17: IAM Surprises

October 25th, 2019

38:38

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

Identity At The Center #16: The 2019 Gartner IGA Magic Quadrant

October 18th, 2019

38:35

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 …

Identity At The Center #15: The IAM Garbage Plate

October 11th, 2019

36:58

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 …

Identity At The Center #14.2: KuppingerCole Consumer Identity World Conference Part 2

October 4th, 2019

38:43

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

Identity At The Center #14.1: KuppingerCole Consumer Identity World Conference Part 1

October 2nd, 2019

38:18

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 …

Identity At The Center #13 - Conference Attendance Strategy with Jaime

September 27th, 2019

29:00

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 …

Identity At The Center #12: Battling the Resistance

September 20th, 2019

40:06

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:

Identity At The Center #11: Managing IAM in the Hybrid Cloud

September 13th, 2019

36:41

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 …

Identity At The Center #10 - South of the Border with Arturo Cordoba

September 6th, 2019

43:08

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 …

Identity At The Center #9: Authentication Talk with Mario from Callsign

August 30th, 2019

35:40

On this episode, Jim and Jeff talk with Mario Dusaj, solutions architect at Callsign.com, about his thoughts around creating a good authentication …

Identity At The Center #8: Talking IAM with Ash Motiwala

August 23rd, 2019

38:51

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

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Identity At The Center #7: How the IAM Value Proposition Has Changed

August 16th, 2019

45:02

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 …

Identity At The Center #6: Black Hat 2019

August 9th, 2019

33:13

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.

Identity At The Center #5: What Just Left Your Wallet?

August 2nd, 2019

28:30

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 …

Identity At The Center #4: The Circle of (IGA) Life

July 26th, 2019

30:47

On this episode, Jim talks with Jeff about his idea in an upcoming article he is writing about the IGA lifecycle: Approve - Provision - Collect - …

Identity At The Center #2: Getting into the sexy world of IAM

July 12th, 2019

31:05

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 …

Identity At The Center #1: Introduction to an IAM Strategy Framework

July 2nd, 2019

37:38

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 …

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