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The Need to Mature Identity

Addressing risks of an expanded ecosystem

Organizations must be able to provide fast and seamless access to their corporate assets. Unfortunately, this access can create opportunities that bad actors are happy to exploit. When organizations don't have an identity strategy that accounts for their current ecosystems of employees, customers, contractors and connected devices, they leave themselves exposed to inappropriate access and enterprise-wide risks.

In 2020, 5 percent of corporate revenue was lost to fraud, and 86 percent of insider threats were the result of malicious employees and employee negligence. The good news is that guarding against these risks doesn't require combating highly sophisticated attacks. It does, however, require a close look at where your identity posture stands today.

Many organizations are operating from an identity strategy that is years old. While their identity posture might have protected against attacks and compliance violations in the past, it doesn't allow them to identify and evaluate risk across their current identity ecosystem.

Organizations commonly find themselves struggling with:

  • Identity silos that prohibit a comprehensive view of all users and access.
  • Operational inefficiencies when trying to manage tens of millions of access privileges spread across different platforms.
  • Integrating complex legacy technology solutions with enterprise platforms.

In this report, we detail how organizations can build the identity capabilities they need to mitigate inappropriate access and deliver value to the business. It's not an easy road, but it is one that needs to be taken. And our maturity model will guide you along the way.

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