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
Sunrise, Florida, April. 5th, 2021 – Florida Title & Guarantee Agency, a premier provider for title and settlement services throughout Florida, 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.
“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.”
“As we all navigate the current climate of daily identity theft, Phishing and other fraud related schemes perpetrated by bad actors in the real estate and financial services industry and beyond, we must remain vigilant and ever aware of everchanging threats and risk factors everyone can experience daily” commented Jeff Hall, Division President, Florida Title & Guarantee Agency. “We hope that our participation as well as constant focus to arm our consumers, agent partners and employees with the information needed to combat the threats to their online security may be enough to help in preventing all those we work with the insight to keep themselves from falling victim to these often-preventable incidents.”
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.