Recently, Information-Age.com released their top 10 security predictions for 2017. Among the more profound predictions made was around how Identity Access Management will become a higher priority than it was 10 years ago.
It’s hard not to see why this prediction might hold water, as even back in 2015, Info-Security Magazine reported that 43% of data breaches were connected to ‘internal actors,’ (i.e. insider threats) with roughly half being intentional and half being accidental. Add to that, the list of data breaches keep piling up according to this recently updated infographic.
Organizations need to take a fresh look at their IAM strategy versus kicking the can down the road. In the past, it was difficult to prove the business case. Today, aside from mitigating a myriad of risks, it’s also about staying compliant, whether with current or upcoming regulations. One of which, being the upcoming New York Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies, which addresses both directly, and indirectly, that organizations have the need to protect their sensitive data and understand who has access to that information.
So how can you implement an effective IAM strategy? Sign up for our webinar with SailPoint on Feb 1, where we will tackle that very topic.
In addition, take a look at our datasheet on the New York Cybersecurity Requirements, which outlines what you need to do when it comes to IAM, as well as, provisions to ensure that your environment remains clean, secure and compliant.