2019 SailPoint Identity Insider Magazine - Page 12

GM, Global VP for Identity
and Data Management, Optiv
Enable Business Growth
and Strengthen Security
Consumers are demanding rapid
adoption of a purely digital landscape,
and at the center of today’s challenges
are compromised identities. What
do threat actors use to gain access
to your data? Identity. And, like the
explosion of data, threat actors’
methods are more sophisticated and
precise than ever before, making a
strategic approach to identity and data
management (IDM) critical.
Data is created more quickly today than we’ve ever
witnessed. It lives on more devices than ever and is
accessed by more people and in more ways than
we’ve ever seen. Protecting data requires a holistic
identity and data management program to manage
organizational risks. Enabling the right people to
access the appropriate data ensures trust and
compliance in business while also strengthening
security. Identity governance programs should
provide compliance, visibility, quality and control
for identities that live on-premise as well as in the
The evolution of compliance mandates requires
organizations to be nimble in aligning identity and
data controls to become and remain compliant. As
consumers become more intuitive and demanding
each day, organizations must be agile in order to
provide customers with innovative, stimulating
experiences that successful digital transformation
requires. Businesses need to position themselves
to grow revenue all while providing protection to
the increasing number of identities and amount
of personal data – protection that has become an
expectation in recent years.
With today’s ever-changing digital landscape,
a strategic approach to an identity governance
program that integrates with the greater
cybersecurity landscape is paramount. No longer
project-based, a comprehensive identity strategy
will provide the foundation to address gaps while
protecting client data and intellectual property.
There are five essential pillars to create a strategic
identity governance program that can integrate
with digital access and data.

Identity program and governance
User lifecycle management
User self-service
Access and data governance
Data discovery, classification, and protection
Working together, these pillars can push
organizations beyond the project-by-project
deployment of IDM to a more precision approach
where businesses maximize their data and keep
pace with the dynamic digital landscape.
The typical enterprise has well over a dozen
discrete cyber security solutions and one big
glaring problem: they don’t know what’s really
working and are not seeing the full return from
these investments.


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