In IT security debates, projects aimed at managing access and identifying users are considered fundamental. However, the processes and technologies for controlling permissions have proved challenging. To solve this dilemma, what is now called Identity Access Management (IAM) was created, which involves the definition and execution of identification processes related to the most critical businesses for a company. For example, e-banking companies implement strict rules to verify identities before allowing them access to their websites.
In this article, we will examine how IAM helps and why it is important today.
The Consequences Of Problematic Access Management
When we do not have access control, it is practically impossible to guarantee that features are used only by their target users. If a problem occurs, the person responsible for the system is unable to track the person responsible for it. The lack of permission management allows users to have access to services not needed by them, making room for improper access and possible application failures. This may result in data breaches that cost millions of dollars and reputational damage.
Although cloud computing has been extremely beneficial for tasks such as remote working and data storage, its security and privacy have become a daunting task and organizations and their customers have to suffer a massive loss when a data breach occursAlthough cloud computing has been extremely beneficial for tasks such as remote working and data storage, its security and privacy have become a daunting task and organizations and their customers have to suffer a massive loss when a data breach occurs.
According to the 2018 Cloud Security Report published by Cybersecurity Insiders, three cloud security challenges include threats data privacy (61%), protection against data loss and leakage (67%), and breaches of data confidentiality (53%).
Cybersecurity is a continuous phenomenon. New countless threats emerge every day and cybersecurity analysts continually develop a fast, reliable, and sophisticated techniques to thwart these notorious threats in order to prevent financial loss and reputational damage. According to the Analysts, like the previous year (2018), 2019 will also witness the increase in data breaches. However, the effective and reliable security solutions such as a SIEM or SOAR can protect organizations from being breached.