Authorization in an Ever-evolving Digital Landscape
The number of digital properties, identities and interaction points the typical enterprise must manage has exploded in recent years. As more and more customers rely on the internet to make purchases, manage financial transactions and exchange sensitive data—both for business and for personal convenience—the amount and types of customer data you must protect have also grown exponentially.
Your ability to support new digital initiatives and use cases is an urgent priority. But you must also be a good steward of the customer data being gathered, stored and used. This presents new challenges and risks.
As the pace of digitalization accelerates, customer data often ends up spread across different applications and directories. It’s also being accessed by more people and in more ways than ever. This puts both your data at risk of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, including internal threats, and your enterprise at risk of regulatory compliance violations.
Dynamic authorization can evaluate any data at your disposal, and make real-time decisions to authorize to data, high-risk actions. It can enforce authorization around APIs at data stores, APIs, or elsewhere with out heavy modifications to code.
It also inhibits your ability to be agile and responsive to shifting business priorities. When your customer data is spread across applications and directories, you can’t quickly or easily take the actions needed to support the pace of business growth.
None of these risks are acceptable given today’s growing cybersecurity threats, complex regulatory landscape and competitive business environment. Nor are they risks you need to take.
If you’ve been relying on authorization policies that are inflexible or were hastily assembled, or are managing customer data spread across different apps, you can minimize and even mitigate the risks with attribute-based access control (ABAC) and dynamic authorization.
Read on to gain a better understanding of:
- The challenges you must overcome to protect your customer data
- The risks of continuing to rely on role-based access control (RBAC)
- How ABAC and dynamic authorization help you increase security, compliance and agility