Identity Leadership Certificate Program

Program Details

  • Location:
    Washington D.C.
  • Dates:
    Spring, 2018
  • Class Times:
    8 Hours/Day
  • Cost:
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The importance of identity—belonging to an individual, an organization, or a device—has become a critical issue for all aspects of our society. Organizations from almost every market sector imaginable—consumer services, financial services, education, healthcare, energy, military, law enforcement, to name a few—collect Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and use it to uniquely identify people, corporations, government agencies and sometimes devices. With the growth of e-commerce, social networking, online banking, electronic health records, and the increased presence of government agencies online, the issues surrounding identity authentication, authorization, and management are growing quickly, as is the need for professionals trained to address those issues.

This Identity Leadership certificate program offered by the Center for Identity at The University of Texas gives you the knowledge and skills to lead the complex businesses of identity and privacy—from assets, liabilities, planning, operations and workforce.

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You will learn to

  • Leverage your identity assets
  • Identify your organization’s identity risks
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team required to manage the legal, policy, communications, business operations and technology of identity
  • Innovate and excel using the new currency called Identity

Who Should Attend

Executives, managers and professionals currently responsible for identity assets or seeking to lead organizations with identity management, security and privacy challenges and solutions.

In your organization, these roles might include: • HR managers • Customer service managers • Corporate fraud investigation personnel • Privacy and compliance managers • Information technology staff • Information security managers • Intelligence analysts • Data scientists • Marketing managers • Sales managers

Why You Should Attend

  • Get a certificate from top-tier university and national center of excellence
  • Study with industry leaders and expert UT CID faculty and staff  
  • Examine real-world case studies from industry leaders
  • Learn about identity security and privacy in all of its dimensions: people, processes, policy and technology

Graduates will receive a Center for Identity certificate in Identity Leadership as well as 24 hours of continuing education credits.

Identity Leadership Certificate Program Schedule

Eight hours of instruction each day will cover the following.

Day 1

Your Identity Portfolio

Understanding identity as an asset • The Big Data of Identity • Taking inventory of your identity assets • Identity asset valuation and liabilities • Your Identity Balance Sheet™ • Case studies highlighting identity as an asset

Day 2

Identity Risk Assessment, Management, Compliance and Response

Difference between identity management and cyber-security Identity threats and vulnerabilities • Identity security and privacy • Incident planning and response • Industry and government standards • Laws and regulations • Public policy and advocacy

Day 3

The Business of Identity: Strategic Planning and Leadership

Market sectors and stakeholders • Identity workforce roles and responsibilities • Case studies describing processes, policies and technology • Requirements for multi-disciplinary leadership • External and internal Communications • Relationship building and management • Innovating for the future • Measuring your identity business and planning to improve Case Studies highlight the business of identity

Identity Leadership Certificate Program

Spring, 2018 | $3,500

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Meet the Faculty

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Suzanne Barber

Director, Center for Identity and AT&T-Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Suzanne Barber is the AT&T Endowed Professor in Engineering and Founding Director of The Center for Identity at The University of Texas. Dr. Barber is an expert in the areas of cyber-trust, cyber-security, distributed artificial intelligence and software engineering. Her research has been supported by the DoD, NSF, NIST, Office of Naval Research, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Congress, the State of Texas, and numerous corporate organizations. Dr. Barber serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security, offering guidance to the DHS Chief Privacy Officer. Formerly, Dr. Barber served as Director of Software Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Sean McClesky

Director of Organizational Education and Measurement, Center for Identity

R. Sean McCleskey is the Director of Organizational Education and Measurement  at the Center for Identity. He is also a faculty member in the Master of Science, Identity Management and Security Program. Prior to this position, Sean served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, San Antonio Field Office, from 1998 until his retirement in 2015. During his tenure, he conducted a variety of investigations to include, but not limited to, the following: counterfeit currency, bank fraud,identity theft, credit card abuse, child pornography, narcotics trafficking, domestic terrorism and threats to protectees of the United States Secret Service.  Sean holds two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1998.