Why Identity Management and Access Governance is an Important Aspect of Your Organization’s Security Strategy
Using identity management and access governance as a core part of your organization’s security strategy will help protect your identities – and the access to them - in turn reducing the possibility of a breach and the financial and reputational ramifications this can have.
September 2017: Identity management and access governance tends to be one of the more neglected security areas, with some inaccurately believing it does not directly increase profitability or functionality and therefore has no direct business gain. But identity management and access governance is a core aspect in an efficient security strategy for all organizations – and it should be something not just the IT employees, but the board pays heed to.
Add Identity management and access governance to your security strategy to get in control of your access governance, and achieve security, efficiency, and compliance in the process.
Why is it so important?
A lack of identity management and access governance opens up a vulnerability in your organization’s risk profile – both in terms of a lack of compliance, but also the overall security, and poses a threat from both internal and external sources. Lack of control over identity management and access governance could lead to non-compliance and employees retaining access they should no longer have.
Additionally, today’s working environment with bring your own devices, hybrid environments of on-premise and cloud computing and mobile employees, means there is more to manage than ever before. Employees are also moving around the organization in new roles more than previously, which only adds further complexity to the overview.
Managing an organization’s identities and access is more difficult than ever before. With identity management and access governance, organizations are able to show who has access to what, when, why they have this access and what they did with the access. Having this technology in place, means companies can control and govern their identities, thereby protecting the sensitive data. The added governance aspect means the control is always fully up to date – and documentable.
24/7 overview and control
Identity management and access governance means 24/7 overview of user's access rights. An organization’s customer data needs to be secure and entries monitored and controlled. Customer data also needs to be stored correctly, but in keeping with the business’ need for convenience. Achieving security without stripping the organization of agility is key – and this is where selecting the right tools and the right solution comes into the picture.
Selecting a solution with a governance model allows the organization to keep protecting the data, even as new identities join, move or leave, and selecting the Omada solution, means you can centrally monitor it all, whether it is stored on-premise or in the cloud.