Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their efforts to breach networks, steal data and use ransomware to wreak havoc in order to get multi-million dollar payouts. Cloud identity and access management (cloud IAM) is a security framework deployed in the cloud used to verify users and control their access rights, including issuing and denying access privileges. Even if it resides in the cloud, a cloud-based authentication solution should let enterprises secure and control access to resources across all domains and platforms, from public and private clouds to on-premises systems, and allow users to authenticate from any device at any time.
According to the Digital Shadow Photon Research team, the average person uses almost 200 services that require them to enter passwords or other credentials. Its 2020 study found that 15 billion stolen credentials allowing account takeovers were available on the dark web, including username and password pairs for online banking, social media accounts and music streaming services. Ensuring compromised credentials cannot be used by bad actors to access your network is part of a strong cybersecurity strategy.
Read on to learn:
- What cloud IAM is
- How cloud IAM works
- The benefits of using cloud IAM
- Cloud IAM as part of a hybrid cloud strategy
- Types of cloud environments