Increasing data and the challenges with identity management
In a world of digital transformation, we face increasing challenges with managing identities. Identity access management (IAM) is primordial for enhanced cybersecurity. Having control over employees’ access to programs and applications is essential to strengthening cybersecurity and operational technologies across any organisation.
Data exfiltration, proliferation, and cloud use have presented numerous challenges for companies adhering to data protection. Given the recent increase in the number of employees working from home across the globe and a general increase in reliance on third-party suppliers or partners, data protection has become a larger issue than ever before. You need to have a clear understanding of the effectiveness of your security measures on sensitive data to cater to your employees’ remote lifestyles while ensuring data is readily accessible. You also need to ensure that data necessary for third-party providers is accessible, without compromising the privacy of your clients or breaching regulation in the environment your organisation operates in.
The ultimate question for your company is: how can you gain better visibility and control of your data and ensure your organisation is set up to succeed?
Access to Data
Information, applications, and services must be managed. Today, tracking is often done on an ad-hoc basis through spreadsheets, emails, and various ticketing systems, making it challenging to govern and oversee. As a time-consuming and often uncomprehensive practice, it leaves many critical accesses unmanaged and results in exposed risks.
Employee onboarding and privileged access management are crucial for the prevention of threats. Always assign role-based access controls to prevent data misuse and ensure compliance requirements. Often, breaches happen due to misuse by internal threat actors.
Defining access among teams is key to information security. Appropriate access controls ensure selective access to data, thus minimising risks.
CIAM (Customer IAM): Enhanced security measures establish credibility and build a reputation — leading to a performance boost.
What are the benefits of IAM & data protection?
IAM helps with mitigating security threats and risks. IAM is useful in ensuring regulatory compliance by identifying policy violations or removal of unauthorised access. Leverage IAM to make sure that your security measures are in place and are compliant with audit requirements.
Understanding data, its level of sensitivity or criticality, and its relation to the core business, allows for the seamless creation of proper access controls that lead to a higher degree of data protection.
Why choose OwlGaze?
OwlGaze can advise on, deploy and operate a practical set of access controls, balancing the need to reduce risk while enabling productivity, business growth, and cost optimisation.