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ID2020 Alliance and Identity Defined Security Alliance onboard new members

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ID2020 Alliance and Identity Defined Security Alliance onboard new members

The ID2020 Alliance is welcoming Grameen Foundation to its collaborative efforts in support of ethical, privacy-supporting digital identity and ‘good ID.’

Grameen Foundation is a microfinance-based poverty and hunger-fighting non-profit, inspired and encouraged by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, who founded Grameen Bank. The organization addresses complex problems around poverty with a multidimensional approach, including the use of technology to strengthen resilience and food security, increase incomes, and enhance health and financial security, according to the announcement.

The organization is guided by principles of giving poor women a better way to manage their money, poor farmers a better way to increase crop income, human-centered operations based on data and evidence, the use of digital technology as a tool, and scalable and sustainable design.

“Over the past 23 years, Grameen Foundation has demonstrated what we can accomplish when we empower women to help their families escape the cycle of poverty and hunger,” says ID2020 Executive Director, Dakota Gruener. “Given Grameen Foundation’s enthusiastic embrace of technology to enhance the delivery of financial and other development services, we are delighted to welcome them to the Alliance and look forward to collaborating with them as they continue to incorporate digital ID into their programs.”

“We are pleased to join the ID2020 Alliance in support of its work toward ethical implementation of digital identity solutions,” comments Steve Hollingworth, president and CEO of Grameen Foundation. “Grameen’s work has long been guided by the principle that digital technologies are our most promising path to empower the poor to break the cycle of poverty.”

The National Cybersecurity Center joined the ID2020 Alliance earlier in July.

IDSA officially welcomes Fisher Identity

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) says 79 percent of organizations have experienced an identity-related breach in the past two years, in its announcement officially welcoming Fischer Identity.

Higher education identity governance and administration (IGA) provider Fischer Identity brings its experience with priorities and best practices in the area to IDSA’s work on identity-centric security strategies.

“Fischer Identity has long held that the core of any security portfolio must be Identity Management, and that Identity vendors have an obligation to facilitate and enable the broader cybersecurity needs of every organization they support,” comments Fischer Identity President and CEO Andrew Sroka. “We are pleased to join other like-minded thought leaders in supporting the IDSA.”

Fischer is among four organizations reported to have joined the Alliance earlier in July.

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