Identity Access Management (IAM) Services
RSI Security can help your organization implement security protocols that limit data access without impeding productivity. You can now manage privileges with fine-grained access control, while gaining visibility and having the ability to produce the necessary reports to demonstrate compliance with regulations your industry has to comply.
Let RSI Security help you address identity and access management (IAM) within your company, business or organization. IAM is a cornerstone of any sound cybersecurity and compliance strategy because IAM covers the basics of who has authorized access to which systems and how they’re authenticated.
User access management is paramount in not only keeping hackers out. Adopting IAM best practices - along with an effective identity management system - prevents internal personnel from accidentally accessing unauthorized data. RSI Security’s identity management solutions will help you develop a comprehensive IAM strategy for your entire organization.
RSI Security’s identity and user access management experts will help you assess current user access management practices to detect weaknesses. We’ll then formulate a complete identity management system to set you up for long-term IAM success.
What Is Identity and Access Management?
Identity and access management is a set of tools and processes that help secure IT infrastructure by controlling who can access certain components. An identity & access management system ensures that only the right individuals can gain access to sensitive digital environments, mitigating the risks of data breaches.
Identity and access management is critical to mitigating exploitable gaps in access controls, such as weak authentication protocols or poor password use practices. For identity and access management solutions to be effective, they must align with an organization’s security policy on access controls.
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How Does IAM Work?
The primary goal of an IAM is to ensure that the correct users gain access to sensitive digital environments. Identity and access management tools work via two main processes:
- User authentication, where the IAM tools determine if the correct users are accessing system components
- User authorization, where the identity and access management solutions provide access to systems following authentication
IAM tools also provide various levels of security, with some solutions limiting access to data or platforms while others control which users can perform specific processes within an IT infrastructure.
Identity and Access Management Compliance
Implementing identity and access management is a requirement for several regulatory compliance frameworks, such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
When it comes to compliance, IAM solutions help safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) from data breach risks by preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data environments.
Although they are similar in some respect, each security framework has its own set of IAM compliance requirements that include physical, technical, or administrative controls.
Benefits of Identity and Access Management
Better Business Efficiency
A simplified IAM identity access and management system will create clear roles and responsibilities. Privileged access management will become easier for your IT teams, freeing them up for other projects. Streamlined administrator management and responsibilities help your teams become more agile and secure.
Improved User Experience
IAM access management solutions improve user experience via automated provisioning of access to authenticated users. This includes access controls to data, assets and critical applications. Experience reduced time and effort in granting access, approvals and certifications to make everyone’s life easier.
Cyber Risk Reduction
Decrease the risk of outside data breaches or internal access errors by adopting the IAM identity access management framework. Segment users, duties and access for consistent, air-tight access controls. Use customer identity management to guard your customers against fraud and unauthorized access.
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WHAT WE OFFER
Our Identity and Access Management Services
Identity Assessment & Management
We’ll help you design a custom identity access management system to protect customer data, internal information and critical IT systems. Manage multiple roles and identities securely and at scale.
From passwords and logins to physical access to equipment and servers, the RSI Security experts will come up with the right measures to limit access to only the right people. Access control security is one of the pillars of a complete IAM strategy.
System Implementation & Integration
RSI Security’s expertise in ID management systems will aid you in selecting and implementing the right technologies that strengthen IAM at your organization. From IT architecture to drive automation, we’ll make sure you have the right IAM technologies in place.
Ensure that your accounts are secure and that they are not easily accessible by other employees or hackers by implementing comprehensive multi-factor authentication guidelines and controls with our help.
Cloud identity management is imperative to any rock-solid IAM strategy. We’ll assess your current cloud vendors and infrastructure and ensure that your entire data ecosystem - including the cloud - is up to par.
What an IAM Implementation Strategy Includes
For IAM tools to be effective, they must be implemented via an identity and access management framework, which comprises:
- IAM programs to run authentication and authorization systems via:
- Single sign-on (SSO) user authentication
- Multi-factor authentication
- Role-based privilege access
- Security protocols that govern access controls for:
- Sensitive data environments
- Platforms and programs
- Critical IT processes
An IAM implementation strategy also involves identity and access management services, which can be sourced internally or externally with the help of an IAM partner.
What are IAM risks?
Identity access management solutions are designed to decrease threats and risks that inadequate controls present. A fully optimized IAM digital identity management program is in alignment with overall business or organizational objectives. With the primary objective of reducing identity-related data breach risk.
A majority of all data breaches - intentionally or not - are actually carried out by insiders. Implementing digital identity management decreases the risk of a disgruntled ex-employee using their old login credentials, for example. Nor will employees accidentally gain access to critical information during the course of normal business activities.
Cloud identity management risk is also on the rise. Vendors, cloud service providers and partners all need to have IAM measures in place for both compliance and general security. More cloud services mean more potential endpoint vulnerabilities and attack vectors. Cloud-based or open-source identity management tools can be used to secure your entire data ecosystem.
A mature IAM program optimized to a business’s objectives and the unique circumstances surrounding it can reduce the risk of data breaches involving identities.
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WHY USE RSI SECURITY
Your IAM Services Partner
RSI Security has over 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, compliance and enterprise identity management. By selecting RSI Security as your IAM design and implementation partner, you’ll receive a tailored user access management strategy that fits your size and scale, budget and overarching business objectives.
Our experts will walk you through how to implement any specific identity management tool in your IAM arsenal. We’ll help make user access management simple and reliable for both business users and IT teams. The same goes for web access management or any other areas applicable to IAM.
An IAM program helps mitigate the risks of cyber attacks arising from exploited gaps in security. Commonly exploited cybersecurity gaps include dormant accounts, misused admin privileges, and poor password use practices. Identity and access management services also help meet compliance requirements of widely applicable security frameworks.
The two primary types of IAM programs include:
- On-premise IAMs control access to physical IT assets deployed on an organization’s facilities
- Cloud IAMs, also offered as Identification-as-a- Service (IDaaS), are deployed on virtual assets
Identifying which IAM is the best fit depends on your IT environment and cybersecurity needs.
Some of the principles of identity and access management tools include:
- IAM tools should enable account modification based on private or public identifiers
- IAM tools must keep the locations of PII separate at all times
- Access controls should also be kept externalized
The overarching goal of all IAM tools is to ensure that IAM architecture secures all the necessary IT components.
Examples of identity and access management include:
- Multi-factor authentication, where two or more factors are required to authenticate access to devices
- Role-based access controls (RBAC), where users are assigned access privileges based on their roles in an organization
- Single sign-on, where cryptographic tools are used to authenticate user access across devices
Across all the IAM examples, it is critical to implement strong use of passwords and cryptography to achieve high access control ROI.
Yes, IAM is a critical part of cybersecurity. It’s the starting point for visibility into and control over user access and behavior relative to sensitive data and systems.
Identity management refers to the verification of the individual attempting to access a system, while access management refers to the authorization of attempts to gain access to a system following authentication of a user’s identity.
IAM is the broader system used to authenticate user identity and provide access to an IT system while SSO is a type of IAM used to secure sensitive components of an IT infrastructure.