The Path To IAM Maturity
Bio: By day, Jerod Brennen (@slandail) is a storyteller, teacher, speaker, advisor, and security architect.
By night, he’s a husband, father, writer, filmmaker, martial artist, musician, and gamer. It’s fair to say that he’s earned every gray hair in his beard, having spent his career fulfilling infosec roles in consulting, higher education, retail, and public utilities.
Jerod loves to share what he’s learned over the years every chance he gets: at local and regional professional meetings, at larger conferences, and online via blogs and podcasts. He has published multiple online information security courses with Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning, and he also teaches courses in person, both domestically and internationally.
At the end of the day, Jerod just wants to help folks get one step closer to doing what they want to do securely.
Abstract: “Are we secure?” It’s the most dreaded question that information security and risk management professionals need to answer. Compliance is a useful starting point, but the number of “compliant” organizations who still suffered a data breach is proof positive that compliance simply isn’t enough. That’s where maturity models come into play.
In this presentation, I’ll show you how to apply a capability maturity model (CMM) to your identity and access management (IAM) program, using that model to assess where you are today. I’ll also share tools and techniques you can use to accelerate improvements to your program.