Eric Woodruff

Eric Woodruff

Identity Nerd | Microsoft Security MVP | IDPro CIDPRO

Schenectady, New York, United States

Throughout his 23-year career in the IT field, Eric has sought out and held a diverse range of roles, including technical manager in the public sector, Sr. Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, and Security and Identity Architect in the Microsoft Partner ecosystem. Currently he serves as a Product Technical Specialist at Semperis, focusing on ITDR and cloud identity resilience. Eric is a Microsoft MVP for security, recognized for his expertise in the Microsoft identity ecosystem. Outside of work, Eric supports the professional community, providing his insights and expertise at conferences, participating on the IDPro Body of Knowledge Committee, and blogging about Entra and related cloud security topics.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure AD
  • Azure AD B2B
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft 365
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Identity Governance
  • Identity Protection
  • Microsoft Identity
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Digital identity
  • Azure Hybrid Identity
  • Microsoft 365 Security
  • Azure Security
  • Identity Design
  • Microsoft Identity Platform
  • FIDO2
  • Active Directory
  • Passwordless
  • Microsoft Entra
  • EntraID
  • Entra
  • Entra ID
  • AAD
  • passkeys
  • Identity Security
  • Identity Architecture
  • Information Security
  • cybersecurity
  • Emerging Cybersecurity Topics
  • Microsoft MVP
  • MVP
  • MS-MVP
  • Identity and Access Management security and Least-privilege Authorization

European Identity and Cloud Conference (EIC) 2024 Upcoming

KuppingerCole EIC is Europe's premier Digital Identity, Identity Security, Privacy and Governance conference

June 2024 Berlin, Germany

Identiverse 2024 Upcoming

Identiverse convenes the brightest minds across the identity and security industry. Executives from industry-leading companies will be headlining the event—introducing the newest trends and best practices in cloud identity management.

May 2024 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

CollabDays Utah Upcoming

April 2024 Sandy, Utah, United States

North American Cloud & Collaboration Summit 2024 Upcoming

NACS is the premier Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and Multi-cloud community conference in North America

April 2024 Irving, Texas, United States

BSides Tampa 2024 Upcoming

April 2024 Tampa, Florida, United States

Windows Server Engineering Summit Upcoming

March 2024

BSides Rochester 2024 Upcoming

March 2024 Rochester, New York, United States

BSides Calgary 2023

November 2023 Calgary, Canada

Microsoft Ignite

SME for the lab "Configure SIEM security operations using Microsoft Sentinel"

November 2023 Seattle, Washington, United States

BSidesChicago 2023

November 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

CollabDays New England 2023


October 2023 Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Triangle InfoSeCon 2023

October 2023 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference

October 2023 New York City, New York, United States

HIP Global 2023

August 2023 New York City, New York, United States

Community Days NYC 2023

July 2023 Manhattan, New York, United States

BSides Rochester 2023

March 2023 Rochester, New York, United States

BSides SLC

December 2022 Sandy, Utah, United States

HIP New York 2022

November 2022 New York City, New York, United States

Eric Woodruff

Identity Nerd | Microsoft Security MVP | IDPro CIDPRO

Schenectady, New York, United States