Focus Area: The Future of Identity & Access Management

What is The Future of Identity & Access Management

Who will have access to what? In a complex world where everyone and everything – people, things and services - will be connected everywhere and anytime through a global cloud, IAM is going to remain one of the strongest means to protect enterprise security. Especially when firewalls as security perimeters are not sufficient any more. To take over the leading protection task, however, the IAM technology has to change fundamentally.

Particularly with digital transformation of businesses, IAM moves into the center of operations. The mere defining of roles for individual access permissions is therefore no longer enough. IAM has to become more agile and fine grained. It has to allow for decisions about the access of customers/consumers, employees, partners and billions of things/devices dynamically and in real time. In addition, plenty of users will use different identities (or personas) and switch between them several times a day or even hour, often by deploying different authentication mechanisms.

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Policy-Based Access Management – A Reliable Foundation for Your Next-Generation Unified IAM

As companies adopt numerous new technologies and establish new communications channels with their partners, suppliers or even customers, the amounts of sensitive information that’s stored across on-premises systems and cloud services are growing exponentially, and the task of managing secure access to this data by numerous third parties is quickly getting out of control. Hence, instead of managing access to individual systems with separate technology stacks, many companies are looking for more universal and future-proof alternatives, aiming for establishing granular, centrally-managed...

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Whitepaper: Varonis - Daten kennen - 79028

Neue Regulierungen wie die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) und die stetig wachsende Gefahr durch Cyber-Attacken führen zu einem hohen Druck auf Unternehmen. Es gibt aber auch Chancen, wenn man versteht, wo die wirklich wertvollen Daten liegen und sich darauf fokussiert, diese Daten im Unternehmen optimal zu nutzen und sie gezielt zu schützen, statt mit breitflächigen Sicherheitsmaßnahmen alles ein bisschen zu schützen und am Ende viel zu investieren, ohne die wertvollen Daten wirklich gut zu schützen. Dazu muss man zunächst wissen, wo diese Daten...

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Martin Kuppinger - Microservices Architectures: Making IAM Hybrid

In recent times, an increasing number of vendors announced a migration of their products towards microservices architectures. Some renovate their existing on premises IAM tools, others build new solutions with a new architectural approach. Factually, the idea isn’t that new, but the evolution in the field of microservices and containerization now enables flexible architectures that allow to distribute and scale components better than in the past. Furthermore, such architectures build the foundation for simplified hybrid cloud deployments, but also increased customization using APIs...

Conference

Consumer Identity World Tour 2018

The Consumer Identity World Tour is the place where you get input for your perfect CIAM Strategy. Learn more about Privacy by Design, Consent Life Cycle Management and the needs of your customers. Get to know how to secure their personal information in a strategic and user-friendly way.

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Consumer Identity World Tour 2018

The Consumer Identity World Tour is the place where you get input for your perfect CIAM Strategy. Learn more about Privacy by Design, Consent Life Cycle Management and the needs of your customers. Get to know how to secure their personal information in a strategic and user-friendly way.

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Varonis - Daten kennen - 79028

Neue Regulierungen wie die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) und die stetig wachsende Gefahr durch Cyber-Attacken führen zu einem hohen Druck auf Unternehmen. Es gibt aber auch Chancen, wenn man versteht, wo die wirklich wertvollen Daten liegen und sich darauf fokussiert, diese Daten…

Blog

IAM for a Microservices World: Securing Agile IT

Ten years ago, for the second EIC, we published a report and survey on the intersection of IAM and SOA (in German language). The main finding back then was that most businesses don’t secure their SOA approaches adequately, if at all. Ten years later, we are talking Microservices.…

Blog

IAM as Microservices: It’s About Flexibility and Agility

Since I’m observing the IAM business, it has been under constant change. However, there is a change on its way that is bigger than many of the innovations we have seen over the past decade. It is IAM adopting the architectural concept of microservices. This will have a massive impact…

Advisory Note

Architecture Blueprint: Access Governance and Privilege Management - 79045

Well-designed IAM/IAG-architectures establish real-time visibility of all accounts of a person, thereby closing a formerly intrinsic security gap. Bridging between established governance silos within organizations enables full enforcement of Segregation of Duties rules for both business and…

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Blockchain Identity – Success Factors and Challenges

When new things arrive, which are still in the pioneering stage and far from reaching maturity, there is always a lot of discussion. This is even more true for Blockchain Identity, where the massive hype around Blockchains, a long history of clever ideas failing, and a few interesting…

Webcast

Dr. Torsten George - Zero Trust: Solving IT Security’s Identity Crisis

Although companies are constantly increasing their cybersecurity budgets, this does not seem to help much: each day we learn about new large-scale data breaches. Considering that over 80% of hacking-related breaches leverage compromised user credentials, it’s mindboggling why so many…

Webcast

Joy Chik - Planning for Tomorrow: Connecting Identities for People, Processes, and Things

Social, economic and technological changes are creating urgent new requirements for enterprise identity that enable interconnected digital systems. These new use cases require a governance framework that is consistent, integrated and efficiently managed. It also needs to provide increased…

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - Microservices Architectures: Making IAM Hybrid

In recent times, an increasing number of vendors announced a migration of their products towards microservices architectures. Some renovate their existing on premises IAM tools, others build new solutions with a new architectural approach. Factually, the idea isn’t that new, but the…

Webcast

Jeff Jonas - Do you Know What You Know About the Data Subject?

GDPR obligates organizations to provide data subjects with access to their personal data. To comply, companies must be able to answer a seemingly innocuous but frighteningly difficult question: What do we know about the data subject? Further, organizations must respond to Data Subject…

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"Archive != Delete": bring back the delete button

Why does it seem to be getting harder to delete information online? GDPR will take effect in just a few days. GDPR empowers EU people to take control of their personal information. When in force, GDPR will mandate that companies and other organizations which control or process personal information [...]

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