Access identity: What is it and how does it help organizations reduce cybercrime?

The protection of critical assets of organizations is an increasingly recurring topic on the agenda of managers, since the evolution of cyberattacks, scams and deception through social engineering techniques increases their effectiveness.

In addition to awareness programs for collaborators and the adoption of good practices, the correct management of access and credentials to an organization’s systems contributes to reducing the chances of being a victim of cyber attacks.

Better known as Identity & Access Management (IAM), it is a system that consists of the efficient administration and management of access to the assets of organizations with the aim of guaranteeing and corroborating the identity of collaborators. This system includes both processes and technologies that reduce improper access and is scalable regardless of the number of users. Thus, with the principle of least privilege as a fundamental rule, access and privilege rules are established according to functions, positions, areas, among others.

To implement an identity management system, you need to know what you want to protect, the number of users and their devices, among other things. It is also required to design identity policies and implement identity management solutions, as well as integration with existing systems.

At INSSIDE, we manage identities throughout their life cycle, we help control correct access to information resources and comply with security policies with the aim of reducing risks and minimizing the impacts of possible unauthorized access to the information.

A complement to the identity management system is continuous monitoring that records suspicious activity and anomalous behavior. From our SOC, we prevent, detect, analyze and alert threats with the aim of reinforcing and sustaining a resilient ecosystem.