A IAM It allows us to enter all environments from a single point with unified security standards. But why are they so important? The market trends push us to try to handle identity management in a secure way. The increase in systems that ask for credentials outside of a secure environment continues to grow, and with this we are faced with possible security breaches, Whether due to a lack of awareness on the part of users or due to exhaustion, a weak password always ends up being typed in at the end.
What should an IAM have?
As its name suggests, identity management, while it must be flexible and have the capacity to adapt to existing and new systems, is a very important part of an organisation and should never be an impediment to its growth.
Enabling multi-factor, enhanced security will be key in an IAM and therefore enabling unified multi-factor will greatly enhance security, either with a trusted device or a physical element such as a biometric.
Trusted devices, should they be controlled, is something to consider, if an organisation only has its own devices for all its employees why not manage them from this point and only allow access from them. More and more mobility devices are being used, as well as applications for these devices, so they need to be controlled, not to mention the cloud environments that continue to grow steadily.
But is this easy? No, implementing an IAM is something that involves a significant initial effort for companies, although in the medium term it will gain in flexibility and will require less human effort when registering users.
Not only would we gain in flexibility, it will be possible to controlling access to dataThis would fulfil a requirement set out in the GDPRThis is the evolution to an advanced IAM that not only manages identities but also access to organisational documents.
What else can we expect from IAM systems? A leap to blockchain, there are already some projects that are testing blockchain identity which will guarantee the secure storage of information. So all that remains is to choose the one that best suits our organisation and our mood.