Identity and Access Management
As security landscape is rapidly changing, it has become more important for the organizations to have a strong IAM strategy. Organizations are now handling thousands of users, hundreds of applications, along with significant amount of data and files on cloud and on-prem storage systems.
The Cybercriminals no long break into organizations through perimeter firewalls. Instead, they target users like employees, contractors, vendors and system accounts. If a user identity is compromised, the Cybercriminals can access anything the user has privilege to. It has become very critical for organizations to ensure that uses have right privilege perform their job.
What is Identity and Access Management?
Identity and Access Management is a framework of policies and technologies which authenticates and authorizes access to applications, data, systems and cloud platforms.
This also performs digital identities onboarding at appropriate levels, provisioning, de-provisioning, resource access control and compliance.
Basically, this ensures that right people have right access to the right resources.
Overview of IAM core activities:
Access Management/Single Sign-on: Verification of user Identity before they can access enterprise assets, network, applications and data.
Identity Governance: Implementation of appropriate security/access policies for user on boarding and role changes to ensure user access is granted for what they need. Identity Governance also provides foundation for automated workflow for user provisioning, de-provisioning and manage entire Identity life cycle.
Privileged Access Management: Control and monitor access to highly privileged accounts, applications and enterprise assets.
Auditing and Compliance: Enable access to the enterprise digital assets securely and ensure that access is always compliant with regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, NIST or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to name a few.
The core IAM Tools and Processes Includes: Identification of different user Identities, centralized mechanism of Identity consolidation using consistent connector approval, creating appropriate roles based on data sensitivity levels, role assignments to user identities, Authentication/Sign-on, Different levels of credential distribution, workflow/automation, Privileged Access Management(PAM), auditing and compliance.
KR3 Approach for an IAM Solution:
KR3 approach for implementing an IAM solutions falls into following four named categories of access management, Identity governance and Compliance.
For each solution provided above KR3 Information Systems works with our customer to understand their current implementation, IAM processes and models, policies and goals towards digital transformation, productivity and cyber security.
Based on above analysis and our understanding, we propose set of processes including:
Advisory: We bring our subject matter experts for effective business integration.
Technology: We implement the appropriate technology as per your business needs.
Operations: Support post deployment activities and ongoing maintenance.
Overview of IAM core activities:
KR3 implements wide range of solutions and services for the enterprises to meet and excel their business goals, maximize revenue and productivity.
Solutions are offered in following major categories:
Privileged Access Management (PAM).
Compliance and Identity Management Readiness (CIMR).
Services are offered in following major categories.
IAM Program assessment.
Evaluation and Validation of existing IAM implementation.
IAM Strategy Development.
Security and Compliance Analysis.
Implementation and Integration.
IAM Program Management Office (PMO)
User Role analysis and Identity Governance.