There can be no doubt that business security risks are accelerating. Increased requirements for supporting diverse and remote user devices, coupled with the broad distribution of enterprise applications, data, and IT services across diverse on-premises and public cloud, server, and web hosting environments, are challenging even the most experienced IT and security managers to meet expanding requirement for compliance and security assurance. In particular, traditional methods for controlling access to sensitive business IT resources is no longer considered sustainable, and breach events are becoming more commonplace. Survey-based research conducted by EMA indicates that more than 60% of businesses experienced a severe security breach in just the last year, and 90% of the companies that were affected experienced serious business repercussions.
Fortunately, new techniques are being introduced that leverage contextual details collected at the time of each access event to dynamically adapt authentication processes and access policies based on the empirically determined level of risk posed by the activity. This exciting new approach is driving identity and access management (IAM) advancements, including adaptive authentication, risk-based access, and step-up multifactor authentication.
In this 30-minute webinar, EMA Research Director Steve Brasen will reveal key findings from recently published primary research identifying optimal approaches to utilizing contextually-aware IAM technologies and practices. Topics of discussions will include: