Plan your identity and access management strategy

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Today, information and access management (IAM) refers to the management of the entire life cycle of a digital identity and its controlled access to a specific information asset (data).

In order to secure identities and data, as well as ensure readiness, organizations need to respond proactively to the coming changes by adapting the strategy, operations and architecture of their IAM and its supporting tools and services.

The purpose of tomorrow’s IAM will be broadly similar: making the right information assets accessible to the right internal and external stakeholders of a company.

However, in the future, the information needs of organizations will be faster growing if they are to run the business effectively. These fast-growing information needs, together with the rise in multiple interaction points to access information (e.g., via smart devices or cloud services), will result in greater risks and more challenges for future IAM.

This article explains how addressing an organization’s IAM policy can help it become more agile in a fast-changing global market with increasingly complex compliance and security requirements.

The article was written by:

  • Patrick Fink
    Manager, Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Patrick Risch
    Manager, Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Svetlana Gritskikh
    Manager, Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Nils-Benjamin Gran
    Consultant, Advisory Services, EY, Germany

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