IDAM in the Cloud: Old Battles in New Places

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:00am to 3:00pm at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City

At the intersection of organizational risk and user experience, identity and access management (IDAM) is a longstanding IT challenge that is equal parts technology and human nature. Enter the cloud. Add an externalized user presence with a changing array of devices, apps, and services and the degree of difficulty factor grows exponentially. For security professionals fighting old battles in different places, on different form factors, and at a lightning pace of change who ask:

"Here’s what we’ve been doing, but does it work in the cloud?

This Symposium is for you.

Led by security practitioner Dave Shackleford (founder of Voodoo Security and high-energy IANS faculty lead), this interactive 5 hour event is designed to address IDAM in the cloud. It combines presentation, discussion, and peer conversation in an environment that is both fast-paced and casual.

Topics Include:

  • Securing identities of different user groups and device types in various cloud service environments
  • Practical next steps to mature your approach
  • Making the leap from on-prem solutions to IDaaS solutions
  • Vendor landscape – MFA and SSO, IDaaS, and more
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Role-based Access in the Cloud
  • Working with development and engineering teams to integrate SAML and oAuth

The objective is for participants to leave with a strategy for assessing their current cloud IAM strategy, as well as learn practical tips on providers and how best to work with them. You’ll also leave with new and renewed peer contacts in your area. Our hope is that this Symposium’s value brings us to mind when participants face infosec opportunities and challenges in the future.


This Symposium is designed with CISOs, security architects, and IDAM leaders in mind. Security practitioners and risk managers of all types are also welcome to attend.

This event is for IANS clients and invited guests — there is no vendor sponsorship or presence.

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The environment is highly interactive and designed to encourage casual conversation and peer contribution. The session begins with introductions – who is in the room and what are they up to? Dave will then set the stage with a problem statement and a presentation that is practical, thought provoking, and entertaining.