The toll of identity sprawl in the complex enterprise

In this discussion, industry experts will consider the toll of identity sprawl and explore the role of Identity Data Fabrics to unify essential information in a complex, hybrid environment.

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • On-Demand

The toll of identity sprawl in the complex enterprise

A 2021 survey by the Identity Security Alliance reported that 83% had seen an increase in the number of identities within their organization in the past year. The number of identities relating to the business is expanding, and as the IT estate grows, the more unwieldy it becomes. Gartner named both the Cybersecurity Mesh and Data Fabrics as strategic trends for 2022, but they both miss a critical piece of the infrastructure—the piece that deals with identity data and identity sprawl.  

Is John Smith in Active Directory the same individual as JSmith in Salesforce? What other accounts can we link to this person, and what resources and applications can they collectively access? Each unanswerable question represents a dangerous blind spot in the view of the company’s security. Heavily siloed systems offer threat actors an even larger attack service, with more gaps to exploit and a greater chance of staying undetected.

Moderated by Tom Field, SVP of Editorial at ISMG, Radiant Logic’s new CPO John Pritchard and CISO and Chief of Staff Chad McDonald draw upon on their experiences to address these topics.

Watch this discussion to: 

  • Consider the toll of identity sprawl
  • Explore the role of Identity Data Fabrics to unify essential information in a complex, hybrid environment
  • Explore a path forward to control the sprawl without the cost and complexity of custom integration projects


Chad McDonald

CISO & Chief of Staff, Radiant Logic

Chad brings more than 20 years’ experience building and managing information security programs. Chad has leveraged his security leadership to dozens of organizations across the technology, education and medical sectors. Prior to Radiant Logic, Chad defined security and technical integrations of 5 acquisitions and attained FedRAMP-in-Process status for Digital.ai. While serving as the Executive Director of the Office of the CISO at Optiv, he defined the security strategy for a $70 billion dollar merger between two technology giants. Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Southern Polytechnic State University, as well as multiple certifications including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and PMP (Project Management Professional).

John Pritchard

Chief Product Officer, Radiant Logic

John is Chief Product Officer at Radiant Logic, responsible for the company’s global product vision and leading engineering, product and design. John joined Radiant Logic from Okta, where he served as Vice President of Product Management for Okta’s Developer and Partner Ecosystem. His background is in new product development of fault-tolerant distributed SaaS systems and brings more than 25 years of product and engineering experience from Adobe, IBM and Lockheed-Martin.

John holds a B.S in Information Systems from American University, a M.S. in Telecommunications from George Washington University, an MBA from Duke University and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Denver with a research focus on Artificial Intelligence. You can find him on twitter as @IndiaPeloAle.

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