If you’re reading this, then you probably already know that Solutions Review is the best place to come for identity and access management (IAM) news and best practices. So you’ve got that going for you, which is nice. But maybe you want more content. We admit it: there’s only so much coverage and content we can produce.
Lucky for you, there’s a place on the internet where 243 million people work tirelessly around the clock to pump out as much content as possible: Twitter…you may have heard of it.
If you’re looking to create a real-time feed for IAM news and best-practices, Twitter is by far your best bet, but it’s a firehose of information, and it can be hard to sort. That fact that information shared on Twitter is very often dubious only makes it even more difficult to find the best accounts to follow.
Again, lucky for you, we’ve taken the firehose that is Twitter and filtered it down to a stream. That is to say, we’ve created a list of the 10 best IAM twitter accounts— five vendor accounts and five industry thought leaders. Take a look!
Ian Glazer (@iglazer)
Ian Glazer is Senior Director of Identity at salesforce.com, and a formal member of the Gartner blog network as research leader for Gartner’s identity and privacy strategies team. Once named one of the top 100 most powerful voices in security by Sys-Con Media.
John Fontana (@JohnFontana)
John Fontana is a ZDNet blogger and ‘Identity Evangelist’ for Yubico. Fontana is an active user, but not so active that he’ll flood your feed with junk.
Steve Wilson (@Steve_Lockstep)
Steve Wilson is principal digital safety analyst at Constellation Research and founder of the Lockstep Group, an Australian digital identity and privacy consultancy.
Jackson Shaw (@JacksonShaw)
Jackson Shaw is a senior director of product management for Dell Software and an expert in all things IAM.
Brian Iverson (@fearofmimes)
Brian Iverson is a Gartner research analyst on the IAM team, who has a very strange Twitter handle. Iverson’s feed can get a little bit political, but his IAM observations are on point.
ForgeRock’s twitter is a great source of ForgeRock news and information, and a good way to keep track of new products and offerings from the independent IAM solutions provider.
Ping Identity (@Pingidentity)
Ping Identity’s twitter account shares news and information about the IAM provider, as well as general IAM content and news articles.
IAM and single sign-login provider Centrify’s twitter page is your one-stop-shop for Centrify news, as well as general IAM news and best practice articles. Centrify also shares technical insight through frequent blog posts.
IAM provider GlobalSign’s twitter is an excellent resource for IAM news, best practices, and information. I highly recommend checking out their free webinar series.
AWS Identity (@AWSIdentity)
Amazon’s AWS is the biggest player in cloud computing today, and security concerns are one of the biggest barriers holding back cloud adoption, so it’s no surprise that AWS’s Identity management solutions team would want to maintain a strong twitter presence. This is the best place to go for AWS Identity news and technical info. The AWSIdentity twitter often shares technical training webinars, which are a great resource.
There you have it. Our list of the Top 10 IAM twitter accounts (plus another 4 bonus suggestions) to follow. There are many others of course, but this list will get you enough news and best practices to start.
For more information on top providers of IAM solutions, check out our free 2015 Buyer’s Guide for IAM Solutions.
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