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Identity management just isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days when knowing who had access to what was simply enough. In today's world of increasing government and industry regulation; networked communications and collaboration; and pervasive mobility, the requirements have fundamentally changed. Effective identity management and access governance requires insight into not only what employees are doing with their access to systems and applications, but also how well an organization is managing and securing that access. Such a comprehensive understanding of an organization's access matrix is essential to reducing the risks that employees, partners, customers, and even malicious third parties can introduce. It is also critical to efforts to comply with regulations that mandate access controls. In fact, without it companies have no way to provide meaningful evid... (more)

The Core Four: SOA Approach to Security Management

I recently attended a security conference where thousands of security products from hundreds of vendors were all vying for attention. While most of these products filled a legitimate need, the array of products reminded me of an orchestra warming up. Each instrument may sound good by itself, but together they would be cacophonous without a conductor. Companies need to develop a coherent strategy to align security investments with the real risks faced by the business. How can a business leverage identity, role, and policy information to improve governance and security? How can an... (more)