2021 Identity and Access Management Report [Core Security by HelpSystems)

(To download the 2021 Identity and Access Management Report, please see link at right.)

The recent, massive shift to remote work has increased organizational risk of insecure access to sensitive data and systems. The 2021 Identity and Access Management Report reveals the increasing importance of managing access as part of an organization’s overall risk management and security posture in the new normal of hybrid work locations.
The report highlights what is and what is not working for security operations teams in securing access to sensitive data, systems, and applications.

Key findings include:

• Eighty-seven percent view IAM as very to extremely important to their risk management and security posture.
• Seventy-seven percent have at least a few users with more access privileges than required for their jobs.
• Organizations prioritize role-based access control as the most critical IAM capability (60%), followed by single sign-on (53%) and compliance reporting (51%).
• Seventy-six percent of organizations saw a reduction in unauthorized access from using an IAM solution.

The 2021 Identity and Access Management Report has been produced by Cybersecurity Insiders, the 500,000-member information security community, to explore the latest trends,
key challenges, gaps, and solution preferences for Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Many thanks to Core Security by HelpSystems for supporting this important research project.

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