Identity Management Journal
Welcome to Identity Management Institute® (IMI) where we can collectively redefine the term “identity management”, collaborate with global professionals, increase risk awareness, gain knowledge and credibility, advance our careers, and learn to manage risks.
Identity Management Institute is a leading international organization which was founded in 2007 to provide thought leadership, training, and professional certification to its global members who are interested in identity and access management (IAM) topics such as governance, access controls, identity theft, fraud prevention, compliance, data protection, and technology.
Traditionally, the term “identity management” has been broadly defined as the set of policies, processes and technologies used for managing system access and digital information safeguard. Although, these are critical components of information security, they do not address all IAM 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 IAM practices aim to protect.
The scope of our 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 factors such as mobile and cloud computing, social media, as well as international standards and regulatory requirements are some of the evolving and new risks that we must collectively address going forward.
IAM is the fastest growing segment of information security which is shaping the cybersecurity profession. This is an expanding and evolving career field which is also a top priority for many organizations as they attempt to secure their networks, systems, and data from an increasing number of threats and attacks while they manage employee, customer, and third party identities and their access. Learn about IAM certifications.
IMI membership is the foundation of our community and certification programs. IMI also offers service provider membership programs to companies that want to combine their employee training and marketing efforts in order to increase the skills of their employees and share the value of their products or services with interested parties. Learn about IMI membership.