5 IAM trends shaping the future of security


Michael Heller

Years of data breaches stemming from credential theft, attacks targeting privileged user accounts and poor password practices have led to a major evolution in identity and access management technology designed to protect enterprise data. Five IAM trends are addressing the need for greater user account and network protection. They are meant to mitigate the damage that could be done as network perimeters are erased, organizations move more applications to the cloud and enterprises increase overall complexity.

1. Moving beyond passwords
The call for the elimination of passwords has echoed through the infosec world for years, but the technology to make it a reality needed time to catch up. Biometrics has become popular and enables the use of one's fingerprints, face, eyes or voice for authentication. But concerns include...

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