IAM Security — Data Access Balanced With Data Security

What is the Need for IAM Security?

Best Practices for IAM Security

  • Enforcing a policy of password-expiration
  • Educating users on issues like password strength, password sharing, ULSD, and common patterns to be avoided
  • Using extra authentication means like 2-factor authentication through text to phone; and notification about any suspicious login

Identity and Access Management Challenges

  • A chief one is to gain control over identities. In an organization, it is challenging to discover where all the identity repositories exist owing to shadow IT, IT commercialization, and many SaaS apps continually emerging into the fold. Firms now have to achieve complete visibility into all Cloud IAM parts. Once gained, they can very effectively manage those from one centralized view helping them to minimize any cloud security risks.
  • One more significant challenge is with the assignment of risks to applications, systems, and users, which calls for prioritizing people as well as data as per sensitivity and meaning to focus more on protecting what matters the most, first and foremost.

Setting up the Identity Management System for a Network

  • Assess present IT architecture
  • Access future needs
  • List standard vs. in-house apps along with their version details having to be integrated with IAM
  • Make sure that there is compatibility among present Operating system, 3rd party apps, web servers, as well as identity management tools
  • Try to integrate the access control devices (like card readers as well as other access hardware with the IAM solution
  • Lucidly designate user-roles and define each user/group access privileges as well as restrictions imposed
  • Assess the needed required customization level for IAM to fit into the company
  • Verify that your system is complying with any of the laws/regulatory need from local/federal government

CASB Vendors Providing IAM Security Solutions

CloudCodes’ IAM Solution For Enterprise Security

  • Better user control through provisioning/deprovisioning users via a single console
  • More than one password policy is implemented for defining password complexities.
  • Use existing Microsoft AD as IdP to the system for AD integration
  • Multi-factor authentication is enabled with the help of secret questions, OTP on SMS/email
  • The biometric factor is implemented leveraging fingerprint-scan supported on mobiles
  • Windows login support for users

Role of Identity Management in Cloud Security

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CloudCodes Software

CloudCodes is a cloud security solution provider founded in 2011. We focus on providing cloud security solutions to enterprise customers through its SSO.