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Enable Business Growth and Strengthen Security

Consumers are demanding rapid adoption of a purely digital landscape, and at the center of today’s challenges are compromised identities. What do threat actors use to gain access to your data? Identity. And, like the explosion of data, threat actors’ methods are more sophisticated and precise than ever before, making a strategic approach to identity and data management (IDM) critical.

Data is created more quickly today than we’ve ever witnessed. It lives on more devices than ever and is accessed by more people and in more ways than we’ve ever seen. Protecting data requires a holistic identity and data management program to manage organizational risks. Enabling the right people to access the appropriate data ensures trust and compliance in business while also strengthening security. Identity governance programs should provide compliance, visibility, quality and control for identities that live on-premise as well as in the cloud.

The evolution of compliance mandates requires organizations to be nimble in aligning identity and data controls to become and remain compliant. As consumers become more intuitive and demanding each day, organizations must be agile in order to provide customers with innovative, stimulating experiences that successful digital transformation requires. Businesses need to position themselves to grow revenue all while providing protection to the increasing number of identities and amount of personal data – protection that has become an expectation in recent years.

With today’s ever-changing digital landscape, a strategic approach to an identity governance program that integrates with the greater cybersecurity landscape is paramount. No longer project-based, a comprehensive identity strategy will provide the foundation to address gaps while protecting client data and intellectual property. There are five essential pillars to create a strategic identity governance program that can integrate with digital access and data.

• Identity program and governance

• User lifecycle management

• User self-service

• Access and data governance

• Data discovery, classification, and protection

Working together, these pillars can push organizations beyond the project-by-project deployment of IDM to a more precision approach where businesses maximize their data and keep pace with the dynamic digital landscape.

The typical enterprise has well over a dozen discrete cybersecurity solutions and one big glaring problem: they don’t know what’s really working and are not seeing the full return from these investments.

Read this article and others in the Identity Insider magazine.