Identity and Access Management: A Quick Introduction

Identity and Access Management: A Quick Introduction

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 According to research conducted by Keeper, credential theft attacks have increased by 55 percent since the outbreak began. As a result, businesses are becoming more conscious of the issue and seeking to invest in identity and access management (IAM) solutions.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) ensures that the right people and job responsibilities (identities) in your business have access to the tools they need to execute their tasks. IAM systems allow your company to manage staff apps without having to log in as an administrator to each one. 

IAM: Identification, Authentication, and Authorization

Identification, authentication, and authorization are three key ideas in IAM, and they all work together to ensure that the appropriate users have the right access to the right information

Identification

When companies implement an identity management system, their main goal is to accurately and confidently identify each person who wants to connect to the corporate IT system. Users are assigned unique IDs and are identified by their personal credentials – their username and password.

Authentication

The stage of the security process when a user must validate their claimed identity is called authentication. The zero-trust concept of cybersecurity requires authentication before granting access to resources. Identity and privileges are never presumed in a zero-trust environment; they must always be confirmed using stringent security processes.

Authorization

Once a user has been authenticated, authorization handles the rest of an organization’s IAM operations. Users are given permissions based on their position within an organization. The resources and level of access a role has in the network are determined by authorizations While authentication is relatively simple, authorizations and their management are significantly more complicated.

A strong access security architecture must include identification, authentication, and authorization. With a comprehensive, end-to-end approach to Access Security, they work together to safeguard access to a company’s network and keep critical data safe.

Benefits of IAM Systems

Improved Security

IAM solutions aid in the detection and mitigation of security threats. Without having to hunt through various distributed systems, you may utilize IAM to identify policy violations and eliminate incorrect access privileges. IAM can also help you meet regulatory and audit obligations by ensuring that security safeguards are in place.

Anomaly Detection

Modern IAM systems integrate technology such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and risk-based authentication to identify and prohibit aberrant behavior, in addition to simple credential management.

Centralized Platform for Information Sharing

IAM provides a centralized location for access and identity management data. You can utilize the same security policies across all of the organization’s operating platforms and devices. IAM frameworks can assist you in enforcing user authentication, rights, and validation policies.

ADVIT as an IAM System

ADVIT plays an important role in IAM  to keep the clients’ data secure and keeps track of user’s work.  With ADVIT, only the admin has the access to create a valid and unique login ID, once he/she enters a valid email id and password. After validating, the admin can give the permissions to access specific page access to a specific user as per his job role.

ADVIT also helps in securing the work saved by each user, helps in managing different datasets, and can perform training on his/her specific projects added by that user. ADVIT assists the admin to identify the progress and quality of work done by each user. For example, the admin can give page access to the manual annotation page for the annotator as he is responsible for the annotation work. The admin can then keep track of his/her work on the statistics page.

ADVIT creates a properly controlled system, which helps in managing users and the enormous amount of data that is generated every day. This makes it easier to identify security violations, remove inappropriate access privileges and revoke access whenever needed.

Conclusion

IAM is a key component of safeguarding sensitive company data and systems. When properly implemented, IAM ensures that only authorized, authenticated users have access to the systems and data they require to execute their jobs efficiently. If you’re interested in learning more about how ADVIT functions as an IAM platform and how it can serve your identity needs, please reach out to us at  https://automatonai.com/connect/

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