As a business, you know you need to provide your users with secure access and this can be really challenging but with the identity and access management solutions, you can deliver such improved security, saves on your costs and time as well. The following is a rundown on some of the basic facts you need to know of when it comes to identity access management.
Users always demand for quick and easy access to systems and information and this is wherever it is that they may be. By far and large, this is a need that many organizations know of and appreciate, in fact they all want to ensure that they have provided their users with such ease of access but at the same time they have to balance with the challenging security needs and requirements. By and large, the cybercriminals actually know of the fact entities will have to support their remote users and as such they will attempt to exploit their enterprise identity systems in which case they often employ the social engineering attacks which in turn gives them the access that they require as with the legitimate users having compromised their credentials. Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in the use of social engineering attacks as a rather potent attack vector being employed by the cybercriminals.
As a matter of fact, the need to provide secure access is one need that is really proving to be a challenge for many in the IT profession. The reason for this is looking at the fact that the IT team in an organization will have to meet the needs of the diverse landscape of users there are across the various applications. As a result of this, you will realize that there will often be arising situations and cases that would call for a re-look or modifying of the security or access permissions. Added to these, you need to bear in mind the fact that there are as well the new users who will be hired along the way and there will as such follow the need to have their access permissions provisioned quickly over the period of on-boarding. Besides all these is the fact that there will as well be those who will be leaving the organization either by retirement, sudden termination or even resignation, and for the sake of security of your organization and systems, these must have their access permissions revoked forthwith. You will as well have some of the users who will require an upgrade of their access permissions as a result of such issues as promotions and the like. Still such will have to relinquish the keys and permissions to the roles and offices that they no longer require, which means that the permissions that they no longer require to be relevant in their new roles must be removed or revoked.