About Vlad Shapiro

Vlad is driven by a deep curiosity for understanding human behavior; especially at the intersection of technology and decision-making. A noted expert in Identity Governance, Vlad is the author of “Costidity: The Cost of Human Factor”. Vlad is also the creator of the NPR Cube, a patent-pending framework that reveals blind spots in access requests. NPR stands for business Need, existing Policies and processes, and Resolution.

Vlad has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology, Digital Security, Identity Governance and Administration, Identity and Access Management, Bioinformatics. Data Governance, and Data Analysis and Mining. His expertise ranges from mathematical modeling of identity management data, analysis of current Identity and Access Management practices to mastery of IGA program, maturity evaluation and advisory. In addition to his duties as Vice President and Systems Architect Senior, Vlad serves as a member of the advisory board of Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. He is also on the advisory board of the authentication startup Hideez Technologies.

A native of Kyiv, Ukraine, Vlad pursued his undergraduate study in Kyiv State and then Moscow State University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. After moving to the United States in 1991, Vlad completed his Master’s degree at Brandeis University.

Vlad has held senior advisory positions in Identity Governance and IT Security most recently at TechVision, IT Security and Identity Governance advisory firm, where he published research papers on Identity Governance. Vlad is also a founding member of IDPro and author Human Factor blog in the IDPro monthly newsletter. He is CIDPRO Certified (2021).

Vlad is a regular attendee, presenter and speaker at many industry events, including Identiverse 2019 (MC of IDPro track), Gartner IAM Summit 2022 (Session presenter), IT Experts and others. He had worked and presented around the world, including North America (USA, Canada), Western Europe (Germany, UK, Denmark, Austria) and Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Baltic States, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan).

Based in Boston, Vlad is married and has two grown sons. His interests include playing piano since he was 6, chess, soccer and basketball. He is an avid Boston sports fan and also follows European and world soccer.


  • Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)
  • User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
  • Human factor and Social engineering in IT Security
  • Mathematics