Learn about the four pillars of identity and access management
Protecting your resources while managing user access, complying with regulations and analyzing risk-based context to prevent threats is no easy feat.
Identity and access management (IAM) is rapidly becoming a priority for security professionals as they seek to mitigate the cost and reputational damage of compromised credentials. Forrester predicts that the IAM software market will grow to USD 16.8 billion by 2023, up from USD 10.2 billion in 2018 — a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5%.1
In 2022, the most common initial attack vector, compromised credentials, was responsible for 19% of breaches at an average breach cost of USD 4.35 million.2 Therefore, without a comprehensive and up-to-date IAM program, your users, assets and data are exposed to significant security risk.
A holistic IAM program not only manages user access, authentication and compliance to protect your enterprise, but also can reduce costs and improve efficiency through automation. The program enables you to use AI and data analytics to identify high-risk patterns in context and prevent potential breaches before they occur.
New technologies make transformative IAM goals possible to achieve. As a result, cloud- and API-based offerings that simplify integration and adapt to evolving business requirements are replacing monolithic IAM solutions.
In 2023, 80% of organizations will fail to meet security, privacy, usability and scale requirements if their IAM teams don’t deliver technical guidance to developers.3
Despite the benefits of a holistic and intelligence-driven IAM program, many organizations still have fragmented, stagnant and incomplete solutions that expose them to significant risk. Their security officials are aware their IAM programs are outdated and leave security gaps but are unsure where to start. In this paper, we identify four pillars of a holistic IAM program and describe how IBM IAM solutions can help you achieve them.
Read about the four pillars of a holistic IAM program and choose where to begin your journey:
Replace or augment passwords with more effective and less cumbersome solutions that provide security and appropriate levels of access.
Implement a consumer identity and access management (CIAM) strategy to keep up with increasing and changing privacy regulations and consumer expectations of a personalized experience.
Ensure your organization is compliant with regulations and is appropriately granting and revoking access to sensitive information as users move roles within or leave an organization.
Monitor how your privileged users access restricted data and analyze their behavior patterns in context to identify and mitigate potential risk.