IDENTITY DEFINED SECURITY FRAMEWORK: Putting Identity at the Center of Security

We live in an increasingly connected world. The issue of identity, and its inherent connection to security, is more important than ever. The explosion of cloud, mobile devices, and connected things, as well as the consumerization of IT, has increased the risk of a cyber security attack due to compromised identities, accounts and credentials. 

In the last several years, identity has started the transition from an operational and user experience driven entity, to its current recognition as the core component of security. Despite the increase in credential related breaches and the shifting focus to identities and actions as the mechanism for insight into security events, the majority of organizations are still not leading with this premise. A lack of Identity and Access Management (IAM) maturity, an over-abundance of complex security technologies and confusion over where to start are just a few reasons that organizations miss this inherently valuable identity: security connection.  

This white paper from the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) provides guidance and tips for security practitioners to help you: 

  • Recognize the importance of bringing identity and security together;
  • Reduce the risk of a breach through identity-centric security strategies;
  • Break the problem into common identity-centric security outcomes and implementation approaches;