and what to implement to secure your organization…

In the past, IAM was relatively simple. The local IT department managed all applications and systems, and all access was managed by the service desk or people with administrator rights in the specific business applications.

Nowadays, IAM is at the heart of every organization. Systems and applications are managed in the cloud or on-prem, and ownership of data and applications is more and more complicated. Not only the digital identities of your employees need to be secured but also third party employees, IoT users and service accounts need to be controlled.

Below you will find seven trends impacting your security and will affect the relevance of IAM for every organization.

Trend 1: Increase of digital innovations (IoT) and applications

Trend 2: Increase of cloud and hybrid solutions

Trend 3: Increase of different types of users and permissions

Trend 4: Increase in need to be able to connect from anywhere

Trend 5: Increasing the need to use any type of device (BYOD)

Trend 6: Increase in risks of data leakage, data loss and insider attacks

Trend 7: Increasing rules and regulations from the government

How are these trends impacting your IAM Strategy?

In general, you can say that the importance of controlling the Digital Identity is becoming a high priority for the IT security of organizations. The identities are used to enter the infrastructure of your organization (in the Cloud or On-premise), so controlling them is paramount, and besides managing them, you need to be able to prove it for auditing purposes. This is not only important for large and global organizations, but also for the small and medium-sized organizations.

How to get in control?

Identity is the new perimeter for IT security, and IAM proves to be of vital importance during the era where employees need to be able to log in on anything from anywhere.

Controlling your identities starts with making sure you implement the basic IAM capabilities needed for every organization. In the schedule below, you will see the basic capabilities required by every organization to get in control and kickoff the Identity centred security approach.

Identity and access management - IAM

To get in control of your digital identities and the access to your systems, you need to implement a basic set of capabilities. The figure above shows the essential ingredients (capabilities) to secure Identities and the Access to your applications, data and servers and protect your organization from being compromised.

How many of these capabilities did you implement?

For more information regarding the basic capabilities of any IAM implementation, please contact eelco@aspisid.com.

Eelco Veltenaar

Managing Director

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