Get Ahead of the Threat – How to Craft a Plan of Action on Identity Management

Identity management is a perplexing problem – particularly in government where evolving threats render traditional ID security strategies inadequate. One of the biggest problems is that agencies aren’t aware of the gaps in their security posture until they’re audited or experience a breach.

Likewise as the adoption of cloud-based applications increases and more agencies embrace BYOD programs, agencies are urgently seeking to mitigate the risk of allowing anywhere, anytime access to work applications, while remaining in control of sensitive government information. In fact, we named the government workforce as one of the biggest cybersecurity threats of last year, and it’s a trend that is likely to continue – up to 50% of data breaches can be traced back to security indiscretions by federal workers.

To help manage user access, many agencies are turning to identity and access management solutions. But who owns this process – IT or the organization? The field of identity management often creates confusion. In fact, the business of providing employees and contractors with the right access to critical information should be managed by the organization and not IT.

This new approach to improving your identity posture is laid out in a new series of webcasts and insights from Security Catalyst, DLT, and Dell Software.

Called the Ahead of the Threat Series, we’ve paired podcasts, webinars and practical content to help your agency understand its identity posture and put a plan in place to optimize it.

Topics include:

  • How to objectively score your current security posture
  • Building a case for funding (not budget) to get you started
  • How to craft your personal plan of action to make real progress on identity management

Take a tour of the content on offer here and then fill in the brief form to access the content on-demand.

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