“Can I use my own tablet?”
“Is there an app for that?”
“Do I really have to create another user name and password?”
“Can I access my company’s network when I work from home?”
How often do these questions come up at your organization? I would bet quite often. As we all know, the world has changed very rapidly with regards to accessing corporate information. Employees, partners, customers and others need to access sensitive information from a variety of locations and from a variety of devices. The question becomes: how do you confidently enable trusted interactions between identities and information in today’s day and age?
The ability to allow employees and others to work the way they want has become a requirement. Users have come to expect the convenience and ease-of-use they experience in their “consumer lives” for their “work lives” as well. The Wall Street Journal recently wrote “Just 10 percent of workers say they do their best thinking in the office, while 39 percent say they do their best thinking at home.” It’s in your best interest to embrace this new way of working, as the benefits are there for both end users and your organization.
This leads me to the “Identity Crisis” that most organizations are facing today. When you think about what drives an “Identity Crisis,” it’s brought on by the demand to be so many things to so many people all at the same time. Similarly, today, IAM is truly in a state of flux. Demands are coming from everywhere. As a result, Information Security and IT teams have to be able to balance user requirements with ensuring the security and compliance of user access to information resources. Organizations are scrambling to provide this for their users, but are likely coming up short with their legacy, inflexible identity and access management (IAM) tools.
To learn more about this topic, I invite you to join our upcoming webinar, “How to Manage Your Organization’s “Identity Crisis”.