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Top 3 Practices for Effective Identity Governance and Administration

By CIOReview | Monday, December 9, 2019

In a world that is ever-changing and fast-moving, a state-of-the-art IGA program needs to be the priority for every company to achieve the utmost stability.

FREMONT, CA: Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), a branch of identity and access management, deals with making suitable access to decisions. It allows the company to acquire the advantages of hyper-connectivity while making sure that only the right people get to access the right things also at the correct time.

With a proper IGA system, security becomes more comfortable and gives the organization valuable insights with regard to their employee activities and requirements. When it is not rightly implemented, it puts the organization at risk and is considered as a waste of time. 

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Here are the three major practices that can help the companies to work with the IGA platform:


Foundation: The foundation of every organization’s security relies on a well-managed IGA program that gives access to better decision-making concerning the identities. It is essential to know that identity is not any defining attribute for people exclusively. They are implemented with animals, such as sheep and cows as well, to track them. An identity needs to be assigned to anything or anyone who can exchange company information. So, the initial step in building a successful IGA program is to recognize the identities and determine the information that the employees can access and be trusted with.

Strategy Planning: After inventorying the identities and mapping their access points, companies need to customize the settings and make the changes concerning the data access permissions. Every organization requires establishing its priorities by consulting the stakeholders and creating a strategic plan for identity management. They also have to ensure that they include every available system, cloud-based, as well as on-premise. Several companies look forward to starting with privileged accounts that involve root accounts belonging to the administrators and getting into the critical systems to make appropriate changes, as they are the high-value targets for attackers.

Agile System: Companies reorganize departments, move people into new job profiles, hire people, and miss to inform the IT. Security in these systems lags as the companies tend to restrict their access updates within a time frame fixed by the compliance regulations. Technology today allows installing an adaptive governance system that can detect as well as respond to the changing roles in the company. It will help in putting the information in front of the right decision-makers and make it convenient for them to take action.

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