Digitalisation is multiplying the number of applications used by organisations and as a consequence is putting more pressure on the organisation to resolve their Identity and Access Management challenges.
The main challenges and complaints related to IAM are:
1. The end-user frustrations with provisioning and de-provisioning processes. As most of the manual processes, they are error-prone and creating many failures. The consequence being that the provisioning requests are most the time, ”give me all access rights as Fred to have a chance to do my job”. And the de-provisioning is most of the time even not known by the business owners. Resulting most of the time in a complete mess.
2. The increasing pressure of knowing who has access to what? The GDPR has highlighted the lack of transparency of who can access personal data. It often underscored the mess of executive and board members and raised concerns on the clarity on who can access sensitive data.
3. Failure to segregate duties and monitor administrators, power users and temporary access privileges can further impede enforcement. Other issues include lack of support for centralised access management solutions, such as directories and single sign-on, outdated or nonexistent access management policies, and failure to establish rule-based access.
Unfortunately, the IT myth of having the silver bullet tool does not exist. The tool capabilities are there, you can have a central place to manage your access rights, you can have automatic provisioning when somebody joins a new team and even automatic de-provisioning when somebody leaves the company.
But companies are facing reality during the project implementation. They realise that their company is not able in a very short time frame to define who is doing what and with which application. The excuses will vary from the uncertainties of who is working in the company to the difficulties to have a clear view of the roles and responsibilities of the people.
DigiSôter IAM as-a-service offering
The reality is that most organisations are not mature enough to engage in pure IT project. Aren’t we saying that “a fool with a tool is still a fool”? As many automation projects, it is essential to grasp and understand the situation before defining the IAM journey. This journey must take into account the change management dimensions and clearly define maturity steps that will lead the organisation where the management wants to be, no over-engineering roles and only protect adequately what needs to be protected.
DigiSôter has proven IAM methodologies and frameworks to help organisations avoid common IAM pitfalls and establish IAM as an ongoing service. These frameworks include setting up an operating model, building business and security control objectives, developing key metrics, establishing and maintaining a roadmap, and prioritising investments to reach a mature IAM environment and long-term goals.
At DigiSôter, we have designed an approach to support you in your IAM journey. The journey will help you to clarify your cyber risks and your change management challenges before defining your IAM security roadmap. This roadmap will support your organisation to take control and ensure to fix the basics progressively. This approach is based on years of experience, combined with smart analytics.
What makes DigiSôter different?
Our team of experts have decades of experience; building information security programs that work with business objectives and show measurable improvement to security posture.
Throughout many projects, we have developed and are continually improving our methodology. This is our know-how and what distinguishes us from our competitors. Our team is made up of certified security professionals. It is essential for us to know our clients. Understanding their needs, processes and environment will help us develop a well-defined and cost-effective approach for each client.
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