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Identity Management Day 2023

It’s important to be Identity Smart!

Tuesday, April 11th is Identity Management Day, a day of awareness to educate business leaders, IT decision-makers, and the public about the importance of identity management. We are proud to be a Champion and support this important initiative.

Founded by the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) and supported by the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), the mission of Identity Management Day is to educate business leaders, IT decision-makers and the public on the importance of identity management. Cybersecurity incidents involving compromised credentials continue to be the most common cause of a data breaches for enterprises, and account takeovers for individuals. The need to secure our digital identities remains one of the most urgent tasks facing our digital ecosystem.

“Cybersecurity incidents involving compromised credentials continue to be the most common cause of a data breach for enterprises, and account takeover for individuals,” stated Jeff Reich, Executive Director of IDSA. “According to a recent study, 84% of organizations have suffered an identity-related breach in the last year, with 78% reporting a direct impact on the business. While 22% of US households have been a victim of account takeover, with an average financial loss of $12,000. Identity Management Day is an opportunity for all of us to evaluate our role in protecting our digital ecosystem. Whether acting as consumers or employees or partners, our online behaviors matter and we need to #BeIdentitySmart every day.”


April 11th is a day to spotlight the importance of securing your employee, partner, and customer identities, but it is an important initiative year-round. We are committed to exception identity management practices by following the best practices outlined by the Identity Defined Security Alliance and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. There are all kinds of ways to stay safe and secure online but even just practicing these identity security basics can make a huge difference:

  • Never share or reuse passwords and create strong passwords.

  • Recognize and report phishing.

  • Keep your software up to date - at home and at work.

  • Enable multi-factor authentication - at home.

  • Use a password manager - at home.

Identity Management Day is co-led by the Identity Defined Security Alliance and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. Visit these resources for more information about Identity Management Day and how you can stay safe online.

To learn more about and get involved in Identity Management Day 2023, please visit www.identitymanagementday.org.

Let’s all do our part to secure our digital ecosystem.

About Identity Management Day

Identity Management Day, which is held the second Tuesday of April each year, was established by the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) in partnership with the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA). This initiative aims to raise awareness about the dangers of casually or improperly managing digital identities and presents actionable best practices to inspire individuals and organizations to act. Identity Management Day 2023 is co-chaired by IDSA members Saviynt and Semperis. To learn more visit www.identitymanagement day.org. To join the conversation on social media, use #BeCyberSmart and #BeIdentitySmart.

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. For more information, please visit www.idsalliance.org and to learn more about memberships, please visit https://www.idsalliance.org/about-us/membership/.

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