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 look at some of the basics you need to know of when it comes to identity access management.
System users will in most cases require and demand quick and easy access to systems and information wherever it is that they may be located. 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. The cybercriminals know that organizations must of course support remote users and as such they will try always to exploit their enterprise identity systems via the use of the social engineering attacks that then allow them to compromise the credentials and identity of the legitimate users which in turn gives them access to the enterprise systems. 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.
Generally the need or demand for secure access is one that poses such a huge challenge to IT experts. This is even looking at the fact that the IT professionals will have to keep up with the need of the diverse kinds of users all across the various applications. Thus, you will realize that on a near daily basis there will arise situations that will demand for a modification to the 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. There are as well some of the employees who will be promoted and as they rise in rank, they will have to be give access permissions for the offices that they will subsequently be holding. The permissions that they no longer require should as well be revoked.