Though I've talked extensively in past postings about identity theft and what we as consumers can do to protect ourselves (and our identities), I also wanted to point out some new IBM solutions and approaches that can help organizations with this critically important challenge.
As a reminder of how pervasive that challenge is, in the U.S. alone identity theft has already touched one in 20 adult Americans. To help drive this number down, companies need to be taking a more holistic approach to identity management.
To that end, earlier this week we launched the IBM "Identity Management Services," an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities that cover the entire identity management lifecycle - from identity proofing to user provisioning to access control. You can learn more about this offering here.
Also, don't think you have to be a gargantuan company to benefit. This week we also announced IBM Tivoli Identity Manager Express, a software tool that provides those of you in the SMB marketplace a way to manage passwords, user accounts, and access permissions from a single point. This can help streamline your user permissioning and password resets, as well as better prepare your organization for internal and external audit compliance.