Identity Management Day is an annual awareness event hosted by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA).
This event aims to educate business leaders, and the general public, about the importance of protecting your identity at work and at home.
What is Identity Management Day?
Identity Management Day was developed in 2021 to educate business leaders and IT decision makers on the importance of identity management – with a special focus on the risks of not properly securing identity and access credentials.
How Can I Get Involved?
Your digital identity is made up of the personal data that exists about you online. Every time you create a new account, sign up for a service, or purchase a new device, it’s imperative that you immediately review and configure the security settings available. It’s also important to review old apps or accounts that you may no longer use to remove their access to your data.
If you receive a message or an email from a stranger or a company you don’t recognize, think before clicking on any links. Always verify by visiting the company’s official website directly. Report phishing attempts to your IT department or internet provider.
Before sharing a post online, think about the information it might reveal about you or others. Personal information is readily shared online, but could be used by attackers.
If multi-factor authentication (MFA) is available – use it! This will help secure your online accounts by ensuring that you have extra protection.
Downloading a password manager is a simple way to keep your accounts organized – no writing passwords down on sticky notes!
Keep all software up-to-date on devices with internet connectivity. Enable automatic updates to reduce the risk of security flaws that could be exploited by attackers.