Henry Bagdasarian, Founder and President
New-age technology trends such as IoT, cloud data storage, SaaS deployment, and BYOD, among others, have changed the cybersecurity landscape. The lack of effective security measures for the evolving workplaces has led to serious cybersecurity concerns as online identity thefts and data breaches grow in number. Come COVID-19 and identity and access management (IAM) has become a moving target even as confidential business information continues to be shared unabatedly across home-based work environments through personal laptops, public and private printers, and mobile devices. To ensure the security of their employees, systems, and data in the new world order, companies need to employ efficient IAM strategies. In this regard, having IAM experts boosts an organization’s confidence in tackling security issues and demonstrates its commitment to operational excellence.
Identity Management Institute (IMI) is leading the fight against identity theft, data breach, and unauthorized access through education and assessment. IMI provides thought leadership, training, and professional certifications to global IT professionals in various areas of IAM governance, operations, compliance, and technology. Primarily, IMI was established to redefine and promote the IAM profession to address all risks associated with identity management. The company provides independent certification in eight different IAM sub-domains, including governance, technology, operations, identity fraud prevention, data protection, access management, and risk management. Professionals can pursue any course based on their qualification and choice in the journey to upskill themselves to stay one step of the online attackers.
To elaborate, a Certified Identity Governance Expert (CIGE) will master IAM policies and standards, oversight, and management. Certified Identity and Security Technologist (CIST) and Certified Identity Management Professional (CIMP) will learn thoroughly about identity directory, API and identity federation, system configuration, and system implementation, among other topics.
Through our training and certification, we make it easy for security professionals to stay on top of their IAM skills, advance their career, and beat any challenge that comes in the way of foolproof security
Certified Access Management Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Identity and Access Manager (CIAM) deal with identity lifecycle management and transformation, onboarding and off boarding users, access resolution, audit, compliance, and access certification. Similarly, Certified in Data Protection (CDP), Certified Red Flag Specialist (CRFS), Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA) focuses on developing and managing comprehensive system security and data protection programs, minimizing identity theft, as well as educating and guiding businesses and consumers to prevent, detect, and resolve identity theft, respectively. Professionals can prepare for the exam through self-study or group training with an instructor.
“Through our training and certification, we make it easy for security professionals to stay on top of their IAM skills, advance their career, and beat any challenge that comes in the way of foolproof security,” says Henry Bagdasarian, Founder of IMI. “This we do by foreseeing IAM risks and fine-tuning our training material and certifications accordingly.” Not only individual professionals but large companies, who understand the importance of having educated and informed IAM staff, too, are working closely with IMI to secure their enterprise assets in the face of increasing threats.
Based on many certified member testimonials posted on the IMI website, IMI programs have helped certification candidates improve and attest their IAM knowledge, advance their careers, and stand out in the crowded marketplace.
Apart from the courses, IMI provides certifications for clients’ in-house IAM programs and products, too. The company’s clients can verify if their IAM programs align with the current compliance requirements. On the other hand, IMI reviews clients’ products based on predefined criteria for certification.
Marching ahead, IMI looks forward to improving the study guides and exam content with the changing technology landscape as we enter the distributed finance, decentralized applications, and self-sovereign identity era. “We aim to update our study guides based on development and advancements in technology and the way the industry is changing,” ends Bagdasarian.