Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) has made us learn about reducing friction in the way customers access and consume our services, and to add value to the relationship. It is time now to apply CIAM learnings to workforce identity.
Achieving an identity-centric security model is no small feat. The composable enterprise needs to be secured across multiple clouds, while providing end-users with delightful experiences, yet still maintain high levels of assurance. Oh yea… it has to scale too. This presentation shares lessons learned from our journey towards automating the distributed enforcement of access control rules, and how leveraging a symbiotic relationship between identity management and runtime API security infrastructure enables an identity mesh that spans across applications.
Two decades of digital transformation and cloud migration have been slowly eroding the traditional network perimeter and with the past two years of transition to more remote work, the walls have come tumbling down. Privileged credentials from access tools (like VPN and RDP) that have been left on endpoints are a valuable target for attack. SAAS applications and Cloud access further expand the proliferation of potentially exposed identities. Once an attacker establishes initial access it becomes trivial for lateral attack movement to take control over critical systems or the entire network. The network perimeter is obsolete. Identity is the new perimeter. Organizations must discover, mitigate and protect their identity risks.