Identity and access management (IAM) and protection must be at the very core of any organization’s security strategy. That’s because security perimeters no longer offer effective defense in today’s IT environment. IT modernization is driving enterprises to move more mission-critical operations into the cloud, and security must keep pace with modernization initiatives.
In a world where the perimeter has dissolved because of BYOD initiatives and remote work, identity must be the primary control to protect sensitive enterprise systems, assets, and information from unauthorized access or use. Sensitive data is everything now, and anyone from a malicious insider, to a nation-state attacker, to a well-intentioned staff member, can gain access that leads to a breach.