GSS Identity and Privacy Conference, 2009

This year, in May, Global Security Solutions will be running its second Identity Management (IDM) and Privacy Conference (Johannesburg, 5th-7th May). Full details are online here, ‘early bird’ registration is still available until the end of this month, and there are combined conference/travel packages available for UK/European attendees.

I will have the pleasure of speaking at the conference, but that isn’t why you should go; GSS have an unusually comprehensive and thorough approach to this area, in that they look at the whole IDM life-cycle (from risk assessment through policy and implementation to governance and audit…), and at IDM’s relevance to the full range of business functions (audit, change/BPM, compliance, HR/provisioning and so on). This year, privacy is s strong theme – as, of course, is the question of how to manage identity and privacy risk effectively when resources are being squeezed.

This conference comes at a time when GSS is expanding its operations into the Northern hemisphere, with a new office in the UK. It’s an exciting time for them, and I’m sure that excitement will rub off on this year’s conference – it should be great fun, and I hope some of you can make it…