Identity Risk Management: What’s at Stake?
More than ever, your workforce depends on digital tools. New technology helps to streamline processes, boost efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction, but relying on digital systems can also create major risks. If security is compromised, the reputational, financial, and regulatory consequences could be severe.
Passwords remain by far the most common way to protect systems from attacks. But when it comes to managing identity risks, passwords are simply not enough. Nearly half of employees admit to using passwords across multiple systems. Thus, if passwords are your first and only line of defense against cyber threats, it may only be a matter of time before you suffer a breach.
In this article, we’ll consider some of the greatest identity and access management (IAM) risk factors, present best practices for determining your exposure, and show you how you can act now to strengthen your security posture.