My presentation is based on a statement during the 2022 CISO panel at the European Identity & Cloud Conference. The statement claimed that undue complexity any identity and security architecture may create a security risk in and upon itself.
I'd like to present a case where I postulate what needs justify introducing a third party IAM og IGA solution, and when the current state of the Microsoft identity (Azure AD/Entra) platform is likely to cover the needs of an organization.
In my presentation I will primarily explore the needs of the SMB organization and to some degree a less complex MLE organization and try to assist decision makers in navigating the often difficult task of deciding if what you have is good enough.
As an identity professional, you're constantly studying and reviewing new technologies, new protocols, and new products within the space but you struggle for the best way to extract the value of these new shiny, items to benefit your organization. You've been told that a well-developed identity architecture plan is the best way solve business challenges and produce concrete results but your research and fully-notated diagrams have failed to engage your peers.
Identity has come center stage for banks and financial institutions worldwide in 2023. Charged to enable digital transformation, defend the enterprise from cyber-attacks, deliver zero trust-based solutions, and satisfy regulation, CISOs and identity leaders at financial institutions have come to see modernized identity as the lynchpin to advance the business. Recent market research interviewed over 200 CISOs and security officers at banks and merchants across 8 countries. This session will highlight where Identity ranks, current budget realities, most severe pain points, and how banks and merchants are advancing identity solutions this year