ImageWare Systems joins the Identity Defined Security Alliance

ImageWare Systems announced it has joined the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), an industry alliance that helps organizations leverage existing cybersecurity investments to establish a stronger security posture.

“ImageWare Systems is proud to partner with IDSA to help organizations put identity at the center of their security strategy, optimizing cybersecurity investments while controlling risk as IT infrastructures converge,” commented Jim Miller, Executive Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems. “ImageWare has a long history as a pioneer and innovator in the biometric identity management industry and our recent launch of our Digital Identity Platform affirms our alignment with IDSA.”

The IDSA was originally established in 2015 by Ping Identity, with Optiv as founding solution provider but in February it re-launched as a standalone non-profit organization based in Colorado. This move will enable its governing body greater flexibility and independence in executing its mission.

“As a founding member of the IDSA, we have always believed the way to move the industry forward is to work together,” explained Andre Durand, Ping Identity CEO. “By collaborating with other software vendors and solution providers who share a common vision of identity at the core of security, we can advance the market faster and with greater products and services.”

Since 2017 the IDSA has grown from five to 22 member companies who are dedicated to the mission of providing community developed best practices, practical implementation guidance and expert advice for organizations seeking to implement identity-centric security strategies. In addition to ImageWare Systems, the IDSA welcomes new members Focal Point Data Risk and Obsidian Security, as well as new customer advisory board members, James Carder, CISO of LogRhythm, Wayne Hilt, CISO of Huntington Bank, and Larry Whiteside, CISO of Greenway Health.

“Protecting against evolving cyber threats requires industry collaboration, and the IDSA brings together the industry’s best resources to help organizations accelerate identity-first approaches,” said Adam Bosnian, IDSA Executive Advisory Board Member. “This is an important milestone as it extends the IDSA’s expertise and reach with new members and board members, and further solidifies IDSA as an independent source of information for identity and security professionals.”

IDSA member companies include: BeyondTrust, Centrify, CyberArk, Cyxtera, F5, Focal Point, Gemalto, Idaptive, ImageWare Systems, LogRhythm, Netskope, Obsidian, Okta, One Identity, Optiv, Ping Identity, SailPoint, SecureAuth, STEALTHbits, TheatMetrix, Varonis and VMware.

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