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companies are subject to strict regulatory requirements.
The topic of access management is important in almost all requirements.
ensure that these requirements are met, companies must be audited externally or
by their own auditors!
Here it is helpful to present targeted Audit analyses in order to be able to fulfil a fast data delivery within the scope of an audit and thus to be able to prove compliance with the right requirements.
In order to be able to meet the goals and requirements of access management, technical support is advantageous, but the purchase of a tool alone is not sufficient. Added to this is the complexity of access management:
In addition to
complexity, further problem areas arise
Our partner KMPG has to deal with a number of
errors and problems during external or internal audits, for example:
of the assigned or required authorizations (e.g. missing reporting options or
quality of the authorization descriptions)
on “legalizations” (applications / releases not comprehensible
(e.g. “trainee effect” or in relation to privileged accounts)
periodic quality assurance (“recertification”)
Lack of acceptance of responsibility
and waiting times for IT systems
with www authorizations (e.g. regarding information owners, entry in CMDB)
of the service desk due to increasing diversity of the application landscape
and the repetitive standard queries
of external employees/service providers and their access to company data not
not organized according to business functions, no role model available
Together with our partner KMPG, we have compiled a free white paper which shows how these regulatory requirements have been implemented and helps you to cope with the complexity of access management and compliance, security and efficiency. Here you can download it for free.
With less than 8 months to go, few CEOs and their CIOs can have failed to have heard of GDPR. However, we are still receiving calls from businesses that have yet to implement any measures to comply with the 25th May 2018 deadline.
While GDPR is about protecting personal data – our employees, our customers, and any other individual’s data that is processed or stored by our organisations – it is also about protecting your business too. Fines of up to €20 million (or 4% of annual gross turnover) provides a compelling reason to act now and ensure your business is compliant.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in on 25th May, 2018 – so how will this affect your organization? How do you mitigate vulnerabilities and risks with the support of Identity Access Management?
You may feel overwhelmed by the requirements of this regulation, especially considering the financial ramifications of non-compliance. However, leveraging identity governance at the core of your security strategy can go a long way towards mitigating the risk of a data breach and the resulting penalties that may incur.
How to find an IAM solution that controls access of thousands of external employees to hundreds of IT applications.
Large-scale projects represent a major challenge as regards IT security, because it is not only the thousands of employees who use the IT systems; in addition, often thousands of external employees from several hundreds of partner companies also need to access a broad range of applications while working on the project. The Identity Access Management must ensure that all involved have the required access rights at the right time, as well as revoking the rights as soon as they are no longer needed.
In large-scale project a staff of several thousand is involved. Assume that about half of them are office workers, meaning they require access to the IT applications. But no single company can build major industrial projects alone e.g. a power station or an airport, so a large number of external subcontractors and experts are involved in the project.