Technology will play an increasingly important role in society – these are often positive developments that make life easier and more pleasant, but also they render it less secure – and don’t we unwittingly cross ethical boundaries that we’d have preferred to avoid if we’d understand the consequences of those developments better?
These questions become more important in an increasingly digital world. All technological developments have their pros and cons. In this period of contemplation, it is recommended that we think about what these developments mean to us and how we can deal with them in a mature way.
Let us give you a number a developments that we foresee for 2017!
Attribute based control
Lastly, there is a trend or direction for IAM. Most corporate organisations have a working IAM solution, aimed at internal staff. The logical access control model companies work with is often based on Role Based Access Control (RBAC). This is a static model, which is in need of innovation, especially since the IT landscape has also changed drastically thanks to cloud applications and BYODs.
The sequel to this is the dynamic model, Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC). Last year, there was much talk of this, however, few organisations have as yet made headway with this development. Those organisations that currently make use of ABAC mostly deploy it from a technical point of view. The transition /migration of roles to rules /attributes and actually adding business value demand time and effort. This is what organisations will focus on.
This technology is also deployed as a safe and simple way of providing access to clients and partners. Often, the clients of an organisation cannot easily communicate between various domains.
Thus, a client of, for example, a bank may purchase services privately as well as corporately. For customers like that, many identities need to be managed, far more than for the internal staff, but also changing back and forth between these domains is a challenge. For the IT organisation and the business this brings along vast effort and a multitude of risks. The focus for the near future will be on offering standards for better/ simpler authentication for clients, providing access to business partners in a secure and easy way and implementing complexity reduction for both the business and the IT division.
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