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With 20+ years of experience in the identity and access management field, Bruce is focused on both enterprise identity and privileged access management technologies. Having worked as a senior pre-sales engineer and project architect, his strength is in providing overall strategic direction and execution of corporate identity management programs on a variety of platforms. A results oriented individual, Bruce enjoys solving new creative and technology challenges. His value is in being able to understand complex technologies and provide strategic design direction, project recommendations and thought leadership to customers and senior executives.

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How a U.S. University Empowered Students and Boosted Security With Stronger Password Management

  February 4th, 2021

The beginning of each semester at a large university in the midwest of the United States was a nightmarish experience for the IT help desk staff. (Due to our customer’s policy, Hitachi ID is unable to disclose the university’s name.) Countless requests would come pouring in from students and staff who had forgotten their passwords… Read More

Why Higher Education IAM Needs Zero Trust

  January 28th, 2021

Even though the Zero Trust model has been around for more than a decade, the term can still confound and even put off some technology teams. However, higher education’s emphasis on identity and access management (IAM) paired with the Zero Trust model’s strict controls are an ideal match for higher education. In fact, it’s nearly… Read More

IAM Implementations Meet the Challenges of the New Higher Education Paradigm

  January 19th, 2021

In the current climate, higher education institutions face numerous extraordinary challenges in managing identity and crisis. Remote access has become the norm, introducing new variables to the higher education equation as students, staff, and alumni have unprecedented access to a growing number of resources that are also open to attack. Furthermore, higher education budgets continue… Read More

Leaders Value These Key Identity and Access Management Automation Payoffs

  January 15th, 2021

Identity and access management (IAM) automation is an undeniable game changer in higher education, with countless advantages for colleges and universities. So, when we recently worked with Pulse to survey IT leaders in higher education, we were a little surprised by the narrow scope of some of the results. When asked what automation benefits they’re… Read More

UCSF Higher Education IAM Case Study

  January 12th, 2021

In higher education the challenges of identity and access management (IAM) are many, and for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), they had the usual obstacles: ever-increasing number of users with changeable and overlapping roles to account for (students, professors, faculty), plus the need to secure all of their personal data, data related to… Read More

Why Higher Education IAM Automation Shouldn’t Forget UX

  January 7th, 2021

We recently asked IT leaders in higher education to share their thoughts on identity and access management (IAM) automation via a survey conducted with Pulse. The questions touched on their goals, progress so far, anticipated benefits, and more. For many of these questions, the results matched the trends we’re witnessing in IAM for higher education…. Read More

Top Hurdles Holding Back Higher Education IAM Automation

  December 14th, 2020

In our recent survey (conducted with Pulse) the latest trends in higher education identity access management (IAM) automation were confirmed: Nearly all IT leaders surveyed said they plan to automate (at least in part). That’s great news, since the unique IAM needs and challenges faced by colleges and universities make them a prime candidate for… Read More

Unexpected Benefits of IAM Automation for Higher Education

  December 3rd, 2020

Identity and access management (IAM) automation is an undeniable game changer in higher education, with countless advantages for colleges and universities. So, when we recently worked with Pulse to survey IT leaders in higher education, we were a little surprised by the narrow scope of some of the results. When asked what automation benefits they’re… Read More

The Top Trends in Higher Education IAM According to IT Leaders

  November 19th, 2020

Which comes first automation or governance? We surveyed IT leaders in higher education for their thoughts.

How Higher Education Can Combat Hackers with IAM Automation

  October 15th, 2020

Automation has helped hackers increase attacks against colleges and universities. Higher education can fight back by automating their IAM systems.