Our involvement with business, government and education information technology associations helps us achieve optimum customer solutions.
The Cloud Security Alliance is a member-driven organization, chartered with promoting the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing. CSA is led by a broad coalition of information security professionals. CSA, a not-for-profit organization, performs research, creates tools and develops partnerships that make industries, government agencies, and universities more secure. CSA provides education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.
EDUCAUSE is dedicated to the support of technology in education. Avatier, as a member of the EDUCAUSE community, is committed to advancing instructional technology and systems through IT innovation. Like EDUCAUSE, we are committed to a common goal of advancing education through secure and compliant access. To support learning institution, Avatier works to communicate effective identity management best practices that enable self-service administration for staff, faculty, student, alumni and donors.
HDI members engage in the exchange of ideas related to help desk and call center issues. HDI members receive benchmarking results from peers who share common responsibilities. HDI allows Avatier to collaborate with technical service professionals through support forums, conferences and the sharing of resources and experiences. Avatier identity management products align with the HDI mission to push help desk operations to the next level by automating IT operations and offering self-service delegated administration.
InfraGard represents a partnership between the FBI and private sector. It seeks to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard focuses on the development, management and protection of critical infrastructure. The association consists of representatives from businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies who share intelligence. The association facilitates information sharing to prevent hostile acts against the United States. It consists of members from all 16 sectors of our Nation's critical infrastructures.
The IDSA is a group of identity and security vendors, solution providers and practitioners that acts as an independent source of thought leadership, expertise and practical guidance on identity centric approaches to security for technology professionals. The IDSA is a nonprofit that facilitates community collaboration to help organizations reduce risk by providing education, best practices and resources.
The Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) provides a forum for innovation and collaboration among IT security and identity management professionals. IIW creates opportunities for both innovators and competitors. It promotes open standards and protocols that address social and legal issues. The Internet Identity Workshop offers an opportunity to influence the tools and standards used to safely manage online identities and control personal data. IIW hopes to develop a shared vision of a decentralized user-centric Internet identity.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends security controls for Federal information systems and IT organizations. The NIST intends to advance the development and productive use of information technology among government agencies and partners. The NIST Special Publication 800-53 provides the administrative, technical, physical standards, and guidelines for cost-effective identity governance and administration. SP 800-53 specifies the minimum information security requirements for Federal information systems.