Basic identity and access management failures putting organizations at risk finds research

One Identity has released new global research findings that uncover a widespread inability to implement basic best practices across identity and access management (IAM) and privileged access management (PAM) security disciplines. These failures will be exposing organizations to data breaches and other significant security risks.

Conducted by Dimensional Research, One Identity’s ‘Assessment of Identity and Access Management in 2018’ study polled more than 1,000 IT security professionals from mid-size to large enterprises on their approaches, challenges, biggest fears and technology deployments related to IAM and PAM.

Among the survey’s most surprising findings are that nearly one-third of organizations are using manual methods or spreadsheets to manage privileged account credentials, and one in 20 IT security professionals admit they have no way of knowing if a user is fully deprovisioned when they leave the company or change their role. Additionally, a single password reset takes more than 30 minutes to complete in nearly 1 in 10 IT environments.

These and other findings paint a bleak picture of how many organizations approach IAM and PAM programs, indicating that critical and highly sensitive systems and data are not properly protected; user productivity is hindered; and potential threats from mismanaged access remain a major challenge.

Source: DRJ New feed

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