Why CIS?

For over twenty-one years CIS’ philosophy and culture of “It’s All About the Client” has resulted in a fanatical devotion to developing long-term mutually beneficial customer relationships.  CIS maintains a sterling reputation for technical excellence throughout all divisions, with a particular renown for expertise in Identity and Access ManagementNetwork SecurityEnterprise Cloud Migrations, and IP Telephony.  CIS' annual client retention rate, which has exceeded 90% every year since the firm was founded in 1995, is a testament to the expertise and dedication that allow CIS to become the trusted technology partner for our clients.



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Knowledge Base

Following a Resource Grant in the RRSD Driver pt 6

This weeks article at NetIQ's Cool Solutions site is: https://www.netiq.com/communities/cool-solutions/following-role-grant-rrsd-driver-part-6/ A sixth article in a series that follows the events in the trace files to help understand how the Roles and Resource model works under the covers. This is part of the product that is entirely undocumented.  This particular article is looking at events related to Resource associations. The entire series can be found here: https://www.netiq.com/communities/cool-solutions/series/following-a-role-grant-in-the-rrsd-driver/ If you have ever wondered what happens in the IDM engine when you use the Roles model, take a read, you might be informed.

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The CIS LiQuiDSOAP Approach

The NetIQ IDM driver for SOAP is really just a protocol transport. That is, it speaks SOAP over HTTP out of the box and not much else. If you need to connect to a SOAP web service, all the work to translate the XML to XDS needs to be done in your configuration. Typically this is done via XSLT Stylesheets. This works, but it seemed like there had to be a better way, and Rob Rawson put together a great configuration to make it easier. Watch this video to get an understanding of how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQmLjlAbeNI

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Learning To Read DStrace

Come watch a session, recorded by Geoffrey Carman on hints and tricks in reading the DSTrace log file, that is critical to troubleshooting issues in a NetIQ IDM driver.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJomvg9vS5Q

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News & Events

CIS' Geoffrey Carman Releases his second Book On Identity and Access Governance

CIS is delighted to announce the publication of Geoffrey Carman's second book, which can be found for purchase here.  Geoffrey is one of the most well regarded and widely read minds in the field of Identity and Access Governance.  His first book, "Definitive Guide to IDM Tokens," published in 2014, remains the authoritative work on the subject.  For this next effort, Geoffrey focused on creating something he felt was lacking, a manual for IDM Validator, hence the book's name "IDM Validator:  The Missing Manual."  The work delves into covers testing methodologies and reviews all actions in Validator with highlighted examples; it is sure to be a fixture in the technical library of anyone working with Validator for years to come.   Click here to learn more about CIS’ Identity team and their capabilities.

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CIS Scheduled for IT Security/Compliance Presentation to Midtown Regulatory Group

CIS is pleased to announce that Alex Errico, a Senior Sales Executive who has been with the firm for 3.5 years, will be giving his second presentation on IT Security and Compliance to the Midtown Regulatory Group (MTRG).  The MTRG is a group of over 800 senior compliance and legal officers and lawyers from brokerage firms located throughout the United States that meet monthly to discuss regulatory issues.  Following a very successful introductory discussion and subsequent presentation to the collected group in 2016, Alex was invited back to present to MTRG on April 5th, 2017.  Alex will cover current and emerging trends in the world of IT Security, and will review the numerous ways in which CIS helps clients meet and maintain compliance. Click for more information on CIS' Network Security and Data Communications offerings Click for more information on CIS' Identity and Access Solutions

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CIS and Micro Focus to Host Exclusive Identity and Access Governance Dinners in 3 Cities

CIS and Micro Focus are pleased to announce a series of exclusive informational dinners being held in Houston, Toronto, and New York City at high-end restaurants across three dates in February.  A guest speaker, the IDM Director from NASDAQ, will present his recent use-case wherein the ability to demonstrate adequate control over access to regulated information for internal and external audits was required, and how these capabilities were gained utilizing Micro Focus security tools implemented by CIS world renowned subject matter experts. We will enjoy dinner, drinks, conversation, and hear some valuable information about a critical subject that is surely on everyone’s radar in 2017. Seating for the events is currently on an invitation only basis, please contact CIS to express interest, we will do everything possible to accommodate anyone who would like to attend, but please understand that space is limited.

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Leadership

A founding philosophy at CIS is to provide excellence in every conceivable role. CIS goes to great lengths to ensure that each member of the CIS team exudes courtesy and confidence. Each CIS team is managed by a Practice Director, who is typically responsible for architecting and designing projects, interfacing with clients in conjunction with the assigned project manager, and providing high-level management, as needed.

CIS Executives are directly involved in the daily aspects of the firm's business, providing direct management of client accounts and operations, as well as oversight to accounts that are managed by CIS Reps. This approach helps ensure that clients have a true voice in what is done, with feedback going directly to management and ownership, making CIS shockingly responsive to client needs.

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