Identity and Access Intelligence
Resolve immediate threats and improve ongoing provisioning and governance with predictive analytics applied to the big identity and access data in your enterprise.
Access Insight identifies the risk associated with any misalignment between users and their access within your organization and drives provisioning and governance controls to manage that risk. Specifically designed to answer the critical questions “Who has access to what resources?” and “Are they using that access appropriately?” Access Insight provides the insight needed to successfully address these complex challenges.
Access Insight applies custom analytics to massive amounts of identity and access data. Through visually intuitive heat maps, Access Insight provides a comprehensive, real-time view of the multi-dimensional relationships between identities, access rights, policies, resources and activities across a multitude of enterprise systems and resources.
Access Insight enables you to
- Automatically evaluate and act upon risks associated with users’ access and activities
- Continuously govern through on-demand micro-certifications
- Automatically identify and remediate improper user access that could harm your organization
- Analyze massive amounts of identity and access data against policy and company-defined models of activity patterns
- Make informed decisions about the appropriate access designated to each role in your organization
We want to make sure that the right people have the right access to the right resources and that they are doing the right things with those resources. The question becomes, how does an organization assess those threats and gauge the risk it faces from both internal and external forces? Moreover, how do you plan for that risk and put in place processes to help detect identify and manage the risk?
Most Common Risks
With an increasing number of computers and other devices and an increase in the ways in which users access resources, access rights, predictive analytics and the monitoring and managing of complex user access rights becomes harder every day. The stresses and strains of access can come from all over but the most common offenders are:
- Routine changes such as hiring, promotions or transfers
- Business changes such as reorganizations, the addition of new products, or new partnerships
- Infrastructure changes such as mobility, cloud adaptation, system upgrades, or new application rollouts.
Identity and Access Governance
What is Identity and Access Governance?
Identity and access governance tools establish an entire lifecycle process for identities in an organization, providing comprehensive governance of not just the identities but also their access requests. These lifecycles decisions are developed through real time intelligence and are informed by an organization’s processes. When we are preparing for an audit we have to ask questions we had never been asked before: Who has access to what? What does that access allow them to do? And why do they need that access? IGA helps to answer those questions up front to ensure that every identity has the right access, to the right things, at the right time.
When the internet was brand new, an organization had one room with only two to three people having access to resources. As a result, there was a pretty low risk of anyone hacking their way in. Now, our data centers are everywhere from a server room in a remote location to the cloud of everywhere-ness. The result is that we have a broader and ever exploding attack surface and diversity of infrastructure. You’ve heard of the “Internet of Things” and these “things”, that is, Internet-enabled devices and resources, such as a building thermostat or a household appliance, have increased the attack surface tenfold.
Unfortunately, we also are faced with e a super sophisticated attacker ecosystem. Hackers are now working collaboratively, looking for weaknesses in your infrastructure and are armed with increasingly sophisticated and specialized tools and services. It may only take a hacker a few minutes to get into your system, but now they know that the payoff is worth waiting days or even months for the perfect time to strike.
The Issue of Compliance
If you look at the most recent Verizon PCI Compliance Report you will see that the average organizational compliance is at 93.7%. However, when you break that number down into the number of fully versus partially compliant firms, you will see that only 20% are ‘fully’ compliant. So if as organizations we collectively are compliant at 93.7%, then why have the total number of security incidents detected increased 48% since 2013? The answer is that we need more visibility into our systems. The top audit findings for the reasons behind these attacks are:
- Excessive access rights
- Excessive developers’ access to production systems and data
- Lack of removal of access following a transfer or termination
- Lack of sufficient segregation of duties
66 percent of board members are not confident of their companies' ability to defend themselves against cyberattacks. Only 4 percent said they were "very" confident.