Cybersecurity is possible if only there is a full visibility and control of the users’ activities in the enterprise network. Within your organization, you should know who has access to what and how that access is being used. Now may be you are asking yourself: “Is my identity governance working intelligently enough?” If your answer is “Yes”, that means that your identity governance clearly monitors the complex activity of human and nonhuman actors throughout an organization and implements appropriate controls to ensure the right actors have access to the right data at the right time.
As Kuppingercole says in its reports, Identity Governance and Administration is one of the core disciplines of today’s IAM (Identity and Access Management). IGA factually is a combination of Identity Provisioning and Access Governance. IGA is one element of IAM and needs to work seamlessly with Adaptive Authentication, Privileged Access Management, and other technologies. By implementing IGI tools, you can improve visibility of how access is being utilized, prioritize compliance actions with risk-based insights, and make better decisions with clear actionable intelligence.
Governing Digital Identities
Almost half of data breaches happen within an organization—and the reason is a failure to govern the digital identities of employees and other users, such as contractors, partners and even software bots. Governing digital identities is as complex as it is critical to security. When roles change, access must be changed accordingly without any delay.
Nowadays leading organizations are governing the digital identities of their numerous employees. They all view identity governance as an enabler of their own transformation and larger trends such as the Internet of Things. The implementation of IGI system brings benefits such as improved security, compliance with privacy regulations and increased productivity. For large organizations the task to get users the access they require can be really time consumable. As employees and contractors work on a variety of projects, transfer departments and locations, change their job functions, and get promoted, their requirements for access constantly change. At a deeper level, system administrators require access to privileged, shared accounts that allow them to perform business-critical and administrative functions
For all of these scenarios, PATECCO provides identity governance solutions including privileged account management, which controls access to shared, root-level or admin accounts. The effective identity governance and intelligence solution provides users with proper access from the beginning to the end of the user life cycle. It also ensures that all access is approved and recertified throughout the life cycle until properly deprovisioned. The IGI solution has also the ability to identify potential risky access and risky users by analysing all user access and in this way helps for preventing insider threat attacks.Deploying an identity and access governance system offers a number of benefits. IGI Solution provides a detailed view of roles and privileges within each department of the enterprise. This results in deep insight into how access is used across the company by different users.
The access governance system enables the regulation and control of access in an efficient, systematic, and continuous manner. The access governance system positively impacts the certification process, as well. That means that certification and recertification requirements are reduced and users can be certified as required. Besides, an access governance system facilitates collaborative and analytics-based decision-making, based on the data aggregated across users and departments.
Organizations must be ready to evaluate their own capabilities and gaps against common practices for access and identity management in areas such as access certification, entitlement management, tracking and reporting. They also must be prepared to prioritize closing those gaps accordingly. Identity and access governance is just the right solution to help bridge those gaps and help organizations apply and maintain compliance.