HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions help companies in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and healthcare collaborate securely with their partners, today announced highlights from the most recent meeting of its Identity Advisory Council (IAC). The IAC, currently comprised of 9 of the top 20 largest global pharmaceutical firms, was created to coordinate input from the life sciences community on industry trends, identity governance, business processes, standards adoption, and the impacts of disruptive technologies.
At the Q1 2018 IAC meeting, IDPro joined the regular pharma organization attendees. IDPro is a professional organization for identity management whose mission is to develop executive mindshare, educate new identity practitioners, and provide a venue for individuals to receive practical advice from their peers.
“The effort Exostar is leading with the IAC is a perfect example of our vision for IDPro: professionals learning from other professionals,” said Ian Glazer, IDPro’s Founder and President. “As life science business models become increasingly collaborative, the priority and impact of identity management rises. It’s critical for these organizations to regularly come together and share their identity management requirements, challenges, and experiences. By convening the IAC, Exostar is helping organizations learn from one another to improve the practice of digital identity.”
Topics discussed at the Q1 IAC meeting include:
- The implications of digitization and next-gen technologies such as the Internet of Things and Robotic Process Automation on identity management
- Customer identity and access management and its applicability to life science use cases
- The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation compliance mandate and planning/readiness for the May deadline
- Adoption of Exostar’s Community Single Sign-On business model, impacts, and lessons learned
- How SAFE-BioPharma Association’s merger with the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center will affect credentialing and identity management across the life science and healthcare markets
“As cyber-based crime grows in sophistication and persistence, the need for life sciences companies to work together to protect intellectual property and personally identifiable information supersedes competitive interests,” said Tom Johnson, Exostar’s Senior Director of Life Sciences Business Solutions. “Our IAC is gaining traction because we are providing a forum where participants can confidently exchange identity management intel without fear of compromising their competitive edge.”
Exostar, named a Cool Vendor for 2016 by Gartner, offers cloud-based solutions that help companies in highly-regulated industries mitigate risk and solve identity and access challenges. Nearly 150,000 organizations leverage Exostar to help them collaborate securely, efficiently, and compliantly with their partners and suppliers. By offering connect-once, single sign-on access, Exostar strengthens security, reduces expenditures, and raises productivity so customers can better meet contractual, regulatory, and time-to-market objectives. www.exostar.com.