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SecureAuth CISO Bil Harmer Recognized as 2021 Identity Management Day Evangelist of the Year Finalist

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April 13, 2021
Martin Savitt

Identity Management Day is an opportunity to feature organizations innovating in identity management and security to enable businesses to prevent data loss and avoid cyber attacks. The 2021 Identity Management Awards honors leaders who not only exemplify the seriousness (gravity) of identity management and security but defend it as a pivotal business initiative and provide proven industry techniques to digitally transform their on-prem and multi-cloud environments. A panel of judges from the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) and the National CyberSecurity Alliance (NCSA) selected SecureAuth’s Bil Harmer, CISO and Chief Evangelist as an Identity Management Day Evangelist of the Year finalist. Listen to the Identity Management Day live webcast to hear all of the winners and finalists in both award categories.

“We congratulate Bil Harmer, CISO and Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth who has been a global advocate in identity management,” said Julie Smith, Executive Director of Identity Defined Security Alliance. “2021 Identity Management Day awards the industry’s evangelists who impact organizations with managing and securing digital identities.”

Bil Harmer, CISO and Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth, guides customers into the future built around an identity-centric security program. As a thought leader in identity security and identity management, he jointly shares his vision with SecureAuth customer chief information security officers, advisory board members and industry analysts.

Global audiences are inspired and captivated by Bil Harmer’s dedication to supporting and helping organizations adopt modern identity management. He has led customers into the realm of Zero Trust with a focus on using the identity as the integral component for robust security, including extending corporate security to the remote worker’s home for better protection. As the CISO and chief evangelist, he influences and protects the identities of more than 650 enterprises with more than 150 million online IDs for SecureAuth. While at Zscaler, he helped protect 24 million global users and 100 billion transactions at day. Harmer’s vision, philosophy, experience and approach make him a progressive cloud leader with a mindset to drive customer transformation for SecureAuth.

Without strong reliable identity management there is no Zero Trust, no secure access, no reliable data privacy. As a practitioner in cyber security for 20 years and privacy for 10 years everything hinges on the identity. Not just the human identity but also the corporate identity, machine identity and service identity. Identity is now the tip of the spear in the war on cyberattacks. Bil’s extensive experience and proven abilities in security, privacy and data protection, and his impressive track record in developing security programs that support both company and customers is critical. Secure access with adaptive authentication for all identities is a requirement for all organizations. Bil illuminates the future built around an identity-centric security architecture.

Bil Harmer is the CISO & Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth. He has served as Chief Security Officer for GoodData, the Americas CISO for Zscaler and the VP Security & Global Privacy Officer for SAP Cloud / SuccessFactors. He holds the following security certifications: CISSP, CISM, and CIPP. Bil Harmer takes the burden off individual users by focusing on the delivery of smart, seamless enterprise authentication solutions.

Follow Bil Harmer on Twitter at @wilharm3.

Listen to his latest webinars and virtual events:
KuppingerCole Live – Making Zero Trust a Reality
Navigating the Identity and Access Journey with Bright Horizons CISO
“A Fireside Chat with NFL CISO Tomas Maldonado”
Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Organizations with CISO Sharp Health

More by Bil Harmer:
2021 World Password Day Go Passwordless: #unite-against-passwords

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