To be successful every organisation needs to control systems access for its employees, contractors and partners, ensuring they efficiently access resources. The evolving use of Cloud based services, use of personal devices and blurring of a clear network perimeter means that each individual access represents a point of potential compromise. The larger the organisation the greater the attack surface is and the more likely a single weakness will be found to open the door for an attack.
Protecting these access points begins with a “Zero Trust” IAM strategy, that ensures individuals only have the access they need to fulfil their duties. Key IAM controls confirm that each user’s level of access is certified and managed securely using contextual awareness – granting of access based on identity, time and device type/location etc.