October 9, 2021 –An introduction to modern authorization posture management. A comprehensive approach to identity and access management allows administrators to track and secure roles, groups, and assets in a streamlined manner.
Most businesses only invest in authentication when building out their IAM solutions, because it is easier to implement and provides a critical layer of security. By contrast, authorization can be notoriously complex, leading to excessive permission sprawls, misconfigurations and those with low security clearance having access to highly sensitive data. This ultimately leaves business more exposed to both external and inside security threats.
The problem with existing authorization systems
Many existing authorization systems require extensive configuration to define user groups and roles, classify different categories of information, and then put in place the controls necessary to enforce the rules. The challenge is even greater in the age of the cloud, due to the diversity among applications and platforms and the general lack of standardization between them. Even where IAM is standardized, as it is with Active Directory-based authorization, role structures can be notoriously complicated to manage at scale, making it difficult to visualize, audit, and mitigate risk.
IDC Research, shows that 80% of CISOs report they are unable to Identify over permissioned access to their sensitive data. The top three security concerns associated with cloud production environments include:
- Access Security misconfiguration (67%)
- Lack of adequate visibility into access settings and activities (64%)
- Identity and access management (IAM) permission errors (61%)
Today, technology leaders must strive to overcome complexity and implement a scalable system that uses extensive automation wherever possible to protect their most valuable assets. Vectoredge comes with a standardized approach that helps businesses overcome the difficulties of manually controlling and managing individual user and device identity permissions.
Furthermore, Vectoredge can help minimize the risk of misconfigurations arising due to human error. For example, it can help identify and classify data in real-time to prevent users from accessing data they do not explicitly require. AI-powered technology by Vectoredge can also be used to establish and enforce a baseline for what administrators consider normal user behavior so that any deviations can be addressed quickly.
Together, AI and automation are the two pillars for solving the complexities of authorization at virtually any scale. Administrators can maintain complete visibility into their information environment by using automated services powered by Vectoredge to trace, define, monitor, and enforce rules. This makes it possible to detect potential policy violations in real-time and act on them before they result in far-reaching consequences. It also makes offboarding employees leaving the company far quicker and easier.
Vectoredge protects cloud assets from breaches caused by over permissioning due to cloud application misconfigurations with a scalable, AI Driven authorization platform.
Today, Vetoredge is delighted to announce that it is the new associate member of the FIDO Alliance. FIDO standards define universal, interoperable strong authentication to reduce reliance on passwords with authentication that is more secure, private, and easier to use.
“The FIDO Alliance welcomes our new associate member Vectoredge and thanks them for their commitment to strong authentication in the interest of the online community of providers and users. Vectoredge service providers understand the need for a new model in user authentication that both confirms and protects user identity, while simplifying the user experience,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance.