Access Management


Why access management needs to evolve beyond passwords

Access management is a key element of any enterprise security program. Using policies defined by IT administrators, access management enforces access rights across the network. It does this by designating which groups of users are allowed access to which applications and identifying which user attributes are required to access each application. Problems arise for businesses when they base their access management programs entirely around passwords, however.


IAM 101 Series: What Is CIAM?

A customer identity and access management solution, or CIAM, is the foundation for building deeper relationships with your customers. Enterprise organizations rely on CIAM to acquire customers faster, deliver a great customer experience, and protect customer data. To learn more about how CIAM works, its benefits, and how it can help propel your business forward, keep reading.


Top 5 Things People Hate About PAM

Privileged access management (PAM) solutions have been around in various forms for decades now. Whether you want a password vault, session management, reduced privilege or a combination of privileged management workflows, there’s been no shortage of vendors to choose from. So why does the thought of PAM still make admins shudder? Surely, it should be enjoyable to have a PAM solution humming along, reducing your organization’s risk while you, the admin, focus on your other duties.


What is Privileged Access Management (PAM)? Definition & Examples

As organizations migrate to the cloud and adopt more “as-a-Service” technologies, identity and access have become the perimeter. Remote workforces mean that limiting access according to the principle of least privilege is a fundamental security control. As part of securing applications and networks, organizations need to focus on users with privileged access because they pose greater insider and credential theft risks.


User Entitlement Review Explained

The entitlement review definition is simple: a review of user access permissions and other rights. The goal of a user entitlement review is to ensure that each user in the IT environment has access to the data they need to do their job and nothing more — the principle of least privilege. A structured and regular entitlement review process helps mitigate security risks and protect sensitive data.


CIS Control 6: Access Control Management

CIS Control 6 merges some aspects of CIS Control 4 (admin privileges) and CIS Control 14 (access based on need to know) into a single access control management group. Access control management is a critical component in maintaining information and system security, restricting access to assets based on role and need. It is important to grant, refuse, and remove access in a standardized, timely, and repeatable way across an entire organization.


How to manage and secure service accounts: Best practices

Service accounts can be privileged local user or domain user accounts or have domain administrative privileges. Service accounts best practice involves usage to execute applications and run automated services. A single service account can easily be referenced in many applications or processes. The critical nature of their usage and their use makes them challenging to manage.


Just-in-Time Administration for Secure Access Management

Although external cybersecurity attacks and malware make for sensational headlines, the biggest security threat most organizations face comes from trusted insiders with privileged access to sensitive data. Cybersecurity Insider’s 2020 Insider Threat Report reveals that 68% of organizations report that insider attacks are becoming more frequent and that they feel vulnerable to them.