Organizations Elevate Security by Eliminating Hidden Risks in IAM

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  March 24, 2023

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a top priority for IT and cybersecurity professionals in 2023, with leading industry analyst firms urging clients to optimize their IAM and IGA infrastructure. It makes sense considering IAM is critical for organizations to ensure the security and integrity of their resources, comply with regulations and standards and operate efficiently and effectively.

Even in a recent Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity, the White House called on federal agencies to urgently reexamine and up-level identity, credential and access management capabilities.

The thing is, traditional IAM methodologies rely on a limited dataset to determine the user risk behind any individual access attempt. This leaves many areas of user risk open to attacker exploits and limits security team options for making and applying personalized conditional access policy decisions.

Elevate Security, known for proactively safeguarding an organization's riskiest users, is elevating IAM methodologies by integrating its user risk profiling capability with IAM tools to create a comprehensive, 360-degree view of everyone's cyber risk within the authentication and authorization process.

Elevate's user risk model analyzes billions of independent data points to create detailed, high-confidence user risk metrics (including factors such as worker susceptibility to phishing attacks, safe browsing, password management and sensitive data handling).

The SaaS (News - Alert) offering for IAM professionals also integrates with identity governance tools such as Sailpoint’s identity security platform to automate personalized access reviews based on changes in an individual’s user risk profile.

By integrating user risk data into IAM and identity governance administration tools, security teams gain deeper insights into the risk characteristics of each worker attempting to access their systems. This includes an individual's vulnerability to social engineering attacks. Defenders can now automate the customization of conditional access policies, enabling them to protect high-risk workers with specific IAM policies, including multi-factor authentication, device restrictions, or limited access to sensitive materials.

"With comprehensive user risk data informing the Identity and Access process, defenders have a simple, transparent, and effective method to apply personalized protections aligned to individual vulnerabilities," said Elevate founder and CEO Robert Fly. "The ability to make better decisions, in real-time, at scale, during this critical stage of the kill chain is an absolute game changer in the fight against human-centered attacks."

With Elevate Identity, organizations strengthen their IAM capabilities with a more proactive and data-driven approach to security, providing greater protection against cyber threats.

Edited by Alex Passett
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