2019 SailPoint Identity Insider Magazine - Magazine - Page 6
Questions to Ask of
Your Identity Program
SAILPOINT IDENTIT Y INSIDER
While many continue to hold onto the
concept of the hardened perimeter,
the stark reality is that we live in an
ever-evolving, perimeter-less world,
where anyone can access anything
from anywhere. Our infrastructures are
fundamentally borderless, our critical
data is cloud-based, and our users
work from anyplace on the globe – or
36,000 feet above it.
The first, and possibly only, line of defense we have
is the identity: the trusted moniker that validates
access rights across the enterprise and provides
a trustworthy foundation for risk-based decisions.
Unfortunately, most organizations never look past
the “account” stage of an identity, missing a major
opportunity to develop an evolutionary program
on which they can build their future program.
Over the years, I’ve found there are a few
fundamental questions that can be asked of any
identity management strategy to shed light on
how mature an organization’s identity program is.