IT Leaders Prioritize Identity Governance for Greater Visibility
AUSTIN, October 3, 2017 – According to SailPoint’s 9th annual Market Pulse Survey, released earlier this year, senior IT decision makers say that more cyber risks are being created outside of the IT department’s visibility; yet it’s still IT’s responsibility to mitigate these risks. The survey found that organizations need to better define and enforce corporate policies company-wide, addressing risks like shadow IT and bring your own device (BYOD) given today’s increasingly mobile, agile workforce.
Recent sprawling attacks like WannaCry that affected organizations worldwide, as well as direct attacks on organizations of all sizes and in all industries, have demonstrated the significant organizational damage they cause. In the wake of data breach pandemics at the level that we’ve seen over the past year, most organizations need to take stock of the security controls they currently have in place and work to understand where their exposure points exist and how to remedy them.
This year’s Market Pulse Survey found the following:
“Our Market Pulse Survey uncovered an interesting ‘identity trilemma’ – multiple departments within an organization are adopting their own SaaS solutions to appease business users through shadow IT, all while not properly adhering to company security policies,” said Juliette Rizkallah, CMO, SailPoint. “This is a dangerous combination that creates serious exposure points for companies today. Identity governance is still the key in protecting these points of exposure and mitigating the risks inherent in today’s hybrid IT environment. For enterprises to have full visibility into who has access to what, understanding the ‘who’ in that equation is more important than ever. This is why putting identity at the center of security strategies is the best approach for defending and protecting today’s modern enterprise.”
SailPoint’s 2017 Market Pulse Survey is a global survey focused on how senior IT decision makers are waging war against data breaches and insider threats. The company commissioned independent research firm Vanson Bourne to interview 600 senior IT decision makers at organizations with at least 1,000 employees across Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. The results clearly articulate the importance of putting identity at the center of an organizations’ overall IT security strategy.
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