THE ONGOING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM THE CONTROL AND CAREFUL MANAGEMENT OF DIGITAL IDENTITIES. LET’S LOOK AT SOME FACTS ABOUT IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT.
Digital Transformation, a word that has been dominating the headlines of all mass media in recent times, consists of the evolution of business throughtechnological innovation, enabling increased efficiency and effectiveness of the processes along the entire value chain.
Digital Identity is a key element in the digital transformation because it not only protects people, processes and resources, but also enables companies to drive innovation and improve theuser experience.
Even more so, at a time when the cloud is being looked at with great momentum, companies must equip themselves with effective tools to protect their data from cyber attacks that are increasingly looming as real crimes not only against the assets of private companies, but also against states and their institutions.
By 2023, as a Gartner report points out, 75% of all security problems will stem from inadequate management of digital identity, access and privileges , compared to the 50% estimated in 2020.
Identity and Access Management systems have therefore now become an enabling factor for achieving regulatory compliance.
The term IAM – Identity and Access Management – refers to integrated systems of technologies, policies and procedures that enable organisations to simplify and control the access of users, both internal and external to the organisation, to critical applications and data, while protecting personal data from unauthorised access.
Identity Access Management serves to understand who a user is and what they are allowed to do, in order to avoid:
• unauthorised access;
• risk of compromise of access keys;
• making mistakes such as using a single password for countless services (in fact, IAM allows you to remember all the different passwords for each service, as is only right).
A proper IAM policy, in addition to meeting security and compliance requirements related to digital identity management, contributes to streamlining internal business processes and improving employee productivity. The correct implementation and management of Digital Identity issues (IAM-Identity, Access Management & Governance) is a fundamental factor in the correct development of the digital transformation process, enabling companies and public structures to promoteinnovation by improving security and the user experience.
Its essential elements are the centralised management of privileged users and profiles across multiple systems, applications, on-premises and in the cloud, the efficient management of the entire user lifecycle and the periodic review of access roles and profiles
SCAI Group, with its resources, expertise and the support of vendor partners, provides customers with effective and professional advice on implementing IAM systems to make their organisation efficient, in line with national and supranational regulations, and to keep it safe from external threats.