Press Release

Merritt Maxim of Independent Research Firm and Mike Rothman of Securosis to Keynote Courion’s User Conference, CONVERGE 2016

ATLANTA, April 15, 2016 – Courion, the market leader in Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), today announced two keynote speakers for its annual user conference, CONVERGE 2016. Mike Rothman, analyst and president of Securosis, and Merritt Maxim, a senior analyst on Forrester Research’s Security & Risk Professionals team will take the stage at the event, which will be May 24-26, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.

Rothman will discuss how security, even with its increasing interest, resources and funding, is at a crossroads. IT professionals want to affect change but feel powerless. Attendees will be given practical advice for navigating what promises to be choppy waters over the next few years due to mobility and cloud-fueled disruption.

Maxim will delve into key Identity and Access Management (IAM) trends facing digital businesses and provide guidance on building an optimal IAM strategy to support business initiatives in 2016 and beyond.

In its 14th year, CONVERGE brings together Courion customers, partners, and industry thought leaders to discuss ways to better tackle cybersecurity issues such as access risk and infrastructure vulnerabilities. The conference includes a full day of dedicated hands-on technical training and workshops providing attendees with a deeper understanding of solutions designed to more effectively secure their companies’ data. Attendees are eligible for up to 16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

“Today’s IT security professionals must keep up with the latest methods to protect their organizations from access and infrastructure vulnerabilities,” said David Earhart, CEO of Courion. “We are excited to bring in these two industry thought leaders who will provide great tools and best practices to help security practitioners manage through the chaos and uncertainty that is today’s world of security.”

View more information and register to attend CONVERGE 2016.


 Courion is the market leader in Identity Governance and Administration (IGA). With solutions ranging from provisioning to governance to Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI), Courion helps organizations efficiently and accurately identify and minimize risks while maintaining compliance and, ultimately, reducing IT costs.

Courion recently acquired Core Security, a leader in the vulnerability management and attack intelligence space. Courion’s acquisition of Core Security combines leaders in their respective spaces to establish the next generation of Vulnerability and Risk Management (VRM) Solutions. The company’s continuous and comprehensive view of security will help deter, detect, and remediate cyber security risk.

Courion has offices and operations in the USA, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.  To learn more, contact Courion at 866.Courion or

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April 15, 2016