Identity, Privileged access management

Identity management named key challenge among CISOs

Chief information security officers have named user identity management and governance as a primary challenge, with difficulties brought upon by the absence of a unified platform consolidating identity access management, privileged access management, and identity governance and administration, SiliconAngle reports. IAM investments were prioritized by 85% of CISOs and information technology leaders while almost 25% said they mainly focused on user and device identity management, according to a Cisco report. Moreover, persistent changes in identity have been noted by over 50% of respondents to be the leading reason for not meeting IAM goals. CISOs have also expressed acronym fatigue amid the growing number of security technologies. "Every week sees the creation of a new Identity category/acronym without an accompanying use case or technological differentiation. This trend imposes cycles for CISOs to vet and unpack these purportedly new categories only for them to discover they are a rehash of existing solutions," said the report.

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