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Gerry Gebel to Present Session on Policy Orchestration at RSA Conference 2023


Gerry Gebel Will Explain How Identity Query Language (IDQL) Standard and Open Source Hexa Software Unifies Policy Orchestration Across Cloud and On-Premises Infrastructures

BOULDER, Colo., April 17, 2023 — Strata Identity, the Identity Orchestration company, today announced Gerry Gebel, its Head of Standards, has been selected to present a session at the 2023 RSA Conference on how to operationalize access policies for multi-clouds.

WHO: Gerry Gebel is Head of Standards for Strata Identity. He has over 20 years of experience in requirements definition, architecture development, and strategic planning for identity management projects with Fortune 500 corporations. Gerry has been a senior executive with Axiomatics, a global provider of access control solutions, and served as Vice President and Service Director with research firm Burton Group for nearly a decade. He started his career in the technology group at Chase Manhattan Bank (now part of JPMorgan Chase).

WHAT: Multi-cloud architectures break traditional access control mechanisms and create fragmented policies that introduce security and risk gaps, making it difficult to determine “who has access to what.” These challenges are compounded by the fact that each cloud identity system, as well as on-premises identity products, use proprietary policy languages that are incompatible with each other. This session will discuss a new identity standard called Identity Query Language (IDQL) along with its partner, the open-source policy orchestration software called Hexa (a CNCF Sandbox project) that make it possible to control access by distributing and normalizing policies across multi-clouds. The session will cover:

  • Access control complexities in multi-cloud and hybrid architectures
  • An overview of the IDQL format and associated GitHub repository
  • The technical architecture of open-source Hexa Orchestration and GitHub repository
  • Demonstration of Hexa, including Discovery, Translation, and Orchestration
  • Demonstration of Hexa’s cloud-to-cloud access policy orchestration 
  • Ways to become involved with the Hexa open-source working group at CNCF

WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023, 1:15 PM – 2:05 PM PDT
How to Operationalize Access Policies for Multiple Clouds, Session IDY-T08

WHERE: RSA Conference 2023, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

HOW: To reserve a seat for this presentation, visit this link. To schedule a conversation with Gerry Gebel, contact Marc Gendron at [email protected] or +1 617.877.7480.  

What is Strata, The Identity Orchestration Company?

Strata Identity is the leader in Identity Orchestration for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The orchestration recipe-powered Maverics platform enables organizations to integrate and control incompatible identity systems without changing the user access experience. By decoupling applications from identity, Maverics makes it possible to implement modern authentication, like passwordless, and enforce consistent access policies without refactoring source code. The company’s founders created the IDQL (Identity Query Language) standard and Hexa open-source software for multi-cloud policy orchestration and are co-authors of the SAML standard for SSO federation. For more information, visit us on the Web and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media Contact for Strata Identity:
Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR for Strata
[email protected]


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