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12 Trends Shaping Identity Management

As IAM companies try to stretch 'identity context' into all points of the cybersecurity market, identity is becoming 'its own solar system.'
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GDPR Gives Individuals Ownership of Their Own Identities 

Organizations have grown accustomed to behaving as though any name in a database is a name that belongs to them - collecting, storing, transmitting, buying, and selling individuals' personally identifiable information with relative impunity. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes all that - and it amps up organizations' need for identity governance.

GDPR requires organizations to obtain explicit permission from individuals anytime they collect or share their personal information - autochecked boxes are not explicit enough - and individuals must be able to easily revoke that permission at any time. Individuals have a 'right to be forgotten.' Further, records must be kept of where this identity information is being used everywhere the data flows. 

GDPR applies to any EU citizen data anywhere, so it affects companies across the globe, and it applies to both organizations' customers and their employees, so it will have an impact on both their governance and security of internal and external identities. ForgeRock, which specifically provides IAM for external users, added a GDPR dashboard to their product. 

Enforcement actions for GDPR begin May 25 (after a two-year grace period since the act officially went into place). Those actions include but are not limited to fines of 20 million euros or 4% of annual revenue, whichever is higher.

'GDPR is really seminal,' says Herjavec. Like PCI it will move the industry, but unlike PCI, it affects all industries. He says he's '100% certain' that Canada and the US will have their own version of it.

(Image by Good_Stock, via Shutterstock)

GDPR Gives Individuals Ownership of Their Own Identities

Organizations have grown accustomed to behaving as though any name in a database is a name that belongs to them - collecting, storing, transmitting, buying, and selling individuals' personally identifiable information with relative impunity. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes all that - and it amps up organizations' need for identity governance.

GDPR requires organizations to obtain explicit permission from individuals anytime they collect or share their personal information - autochecked boxes are not explicit enough - and individuals must be able to easily revoke that permission at any time. Individuals have a "right to be forgotten." Further, records must be kept of where this identity information is being used everywhere the data flows.

GDPR applies to any EU citizen data anywhere, so it affects companies across the globe, and it applies to both organizations' customers and their employees, so it will have an impact on both their governance and security of internal and external identities. ForgeRock, which specifically provides IAM for external users, added a GDPR dashboard to their product.

Enforcement actions for GDPR begin May 25 (after a two-year grace period since the act officially went into place). Those actions include but are not limited to fines of 20 million euros or 4% of annual revenue, whichever is higher.

"GDPR is really seminal," says Herjavec. Like PCI it will move the industry, but unlike PCI, it affects all industries. He says he's "100% certain" that Canada and the US will have their own version of it.

(Image by Good_Stock, via Shutterstock)

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4/30/2018 | 11:18:25 PM
not only are they manageable, theyre fundamentally consumable from a price point
This item has monumental importance. For IAM and PAM to gain widespread acceptance it needed to become some what of a commodity amongst the different organziational sectors. 
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