Welcome to Identity Management Institute® (IMI) where we can collectively redefine “identity management”, connect to one another, share information, advance our profession and careers, gain knowledge and credibility, increase identity risk awareness and learn to manage identity risks.
Traditionally, Identity Management (IM) has been broadly defined as the set of policies, processes and technologies which are used for system access management and digital information asset safeguard. Although, these are critical components of identity risk management, they do not address all identity risks which have evolved over the years. Identity theft and fraud have been consistently on the rise in the past years costing billions to companies and their customers. In fact, consumer identity has become a major enterprise asset in some industries where identity management practices aim to protect. The scope of the identity risk management profession is broader today and requires a new and evolving set of skills to properly manage and safeguard all identities whether they are created and used for accessing enterprise systems or collected as part of business transactions. These and other external factors such as regulatory requirements are some of the evolving and new identity risks that we must collectively address going forward.